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Job #: R-00042411
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Payroll
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos’ Corporate Payroll Services team is seeking a customer service oriented Payroll Compliance Specialist. Please note that this role does not involve processing payroll as a primary job responsibility. You will need to understand the payroll process and may be required to help as needed, but your primary duties will involve auditing functions, process improvements, tax adjustments, garnishment compliance, and serving as a liaison between the various functional payroll teams. This position reports to the US Director of Payroll and will be 100% remote with less than 10% travel required on a future basis (after COVID).


  • Review, audit and balancing of all time card and payroll-related input to ensure accurate and timely payment of salaries and benefits, compliant with federal & state regulations
  • Participate in coordination of system changes and required user acceptance testing activities to bring about desired results including the development of testing methodology, test scripts, validation processes, and final user sign-off criteria
  • Liaison between Payroll Operations and Payroll Systems and Solutions
  • Support Garnishment Compliance
  • All Unemployment claim requests for information from internal business partners
  • Documents payroll processes and procedures; may train payroll department staff. May back up those who perform specialized tasks or activities such as stock option exercises, ESPP Refunds, etc.
  • Verifying request for wage moves (checking home/work locations) before they are submitted.
  • Audit payroll processing to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Audit Lead for DCAA and external audit data requests
  • Audit for unclaimed property and escheat coordination with internal business partners
  • Assist with QTR/YE Audits and other one-off audits that arise.
  • Tax Support including employee escalations, agency research, and other support as needed
  • Employee communications as directed from VP, Director, or PR Operations Manager
  • Annual tax reporting activities (i.e. Death Payment Reporting to A/P)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of Payroll experience. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree
  • Working knowledge of multi-state payroll processing and payroll audits
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience
  • Knowledge of various payroll systems such as ADP or Ultipro

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with electronic time keeping system

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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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