Payroll Analyst

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description


Prepares cost distribution of Company salaries, overhead, and related benefits in compliance with appropriate federal and state withholding regulations. Administers time and attendance system to ensure correct data are in HRIS system.



  • Leads and promotes healthy and safe work practices as required by regulatory agencies and Company policy.
  • Handles all entry from the time and attendance system into ADP to ensure accurate calculations of all pay, including incentive plans.
  • Reviews federal and state payroll tax reports for accuracy, including quarterly and year-end returns; determines taxability of non-wage payments.
  • Interprets Company employment policies and government regulations for payroll activities and makes recommendations on modifications to management as appropriate.
  • Maintains payroll records, reports, computations, and audits; works closely with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with relevant tax laws and government regulations.
  • Interfaces routinely with Human Resources on employee benefits issues (deductions, retirement payments, COBRA, etc.) to ensure timely and accurate processing.
  • Provides periodic analysis of payroll and disbursement records to ensure that adjustments are in accord with management's criteria.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external contacts to resolve issues in conformance with law, payroll policy, and procedure. Maintains professional, confidential, and secure relationships in all communications.
  • Performs other duties as they might be assigned.
  • Regular and predictable, full-time, on-site attendance during scheduled hours.



  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
  • 5-10 year experience in payroll in a manufacturing, including some experience in ADP Workforce Now, eTime and Kronos. Payroll experience crossing multiple countries, preferred



  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local payroll and tax regulations
  • Strong knowledge of payroll transactions, including calculating wages, benefits, deductions, and taxes
  • Strong knowledge of processes, systems, and technology regarding HR and Benefits
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders and resolve payroll-related issues
  • Ability to maintain professional, confidential, and secure relationships in communications

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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