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Human Resources Payroll Analyst

The Human Resources Payroll Analyst supports regular processing of payments to our staff and makes the process easier and more reliable. The ideal candidate is an experienced payroll professional with a strong analytical capability and a passion for the Brooklyn Museum’s mission.


  • At least three years of related payroll experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work under pressure with attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of payroll processing systems; experience with Paycom preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with all levels of the Museum
  • Deep knowledge of state and federal payroll and tax regulations; prior experience working with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs funding reports preferred


  • Payroll processing: Complete biweekly payroll processing, including processing of exceptions, special payroll actions (e.g., 401(k) contributions), validation, and reporting; manage payroll calendar for the fiscal year; lead the completion of all year-end payroll processes, including W-2s and 1095s
  • Benefits support: Monitor and process use of benefits, including vacation and sick time balances, insurance fees, and unemployment claims
  • Process employee status changes: Monitor, validate, and process employee changes, including new hires, title changes, compensation changes, and terminations; collaborate with Finance department to ensure consistency across departments and systems
  • Payroll subject matter expert: Answer staff questions on compensation, benefits, taxes, and union contract rules; work closely with Finance department and Museum leadership to investigate and resolve payroll questions and concerns; support Finance processes including the annual budget process; create and deliver trainings as needed
  • Process management and improvement: Create and maintain documentation of payroll procedures, processes, and timelines; maintain organized payroll records and files
  • Internal audit and reporting: Structure and conduct payroll audits to ensure accuracy; report to leadership on any issues flagged
  • External audit and reporting: Lead annual audits for CIRS (401(k) and pension), workers’ compensation, and fiscal year payroll audit for Finance department; submit monthly DCA city funding reports and update as necessary
  • Pay equity: Collaborate with DEIA department to ensure equitable application of compensation system

Start date: Immediately

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Director of Human Resources

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Exempt

Grade and salary: G - $79,560

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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