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Sr. Payroll & Systems Analyst

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

What Timken makes possible begins with you.
Those who came before us helped land a man on the moon, create the world's infrastructure, and introduce renewable energy alternatives. Now you can join the Timken team to write your own unique story and help drive what's next.


A career at Timken means you can have an immediate impact doing Work That Matters to the world— improving the efficiency of today's industrial equipment and preparing for the future of motion on our planet and beyond. New employees can start contributing right away, and there are many opportunities to advance your career at your own pace. Join our global team of 20,000 people in 46 countries, and start helping our customers push the limits of what's possible in their world of motion



This position exists to ensure payroll is accurately processed and all legislative payroll requirements are met. The position also exists to ensure the proper systems and controls are in place, so all employees get paid properly and all monies owing to employees, government & third-party agencies happen in a timely fashion to avoid significant penalties. This position works directly with internal and external auditors to ensure payroll compliance.


  • Primary role in making sure payroll is accurately processed and systems are in place to collect and process data to pay employees in the Employee Central Payroll system. This includes automating and streamlining the processes for the entire payroll process.
  • Primary role in supporting plants and employees with payroll related issues, as well as working with the payroll processors to resolve.
  • Ensure payments are made to associates, governments for income tax, and other third-party agencies like the union for union dues and all the accounting for this is handled properly. Late or incorrect payments to governments can result in significant penalties.
  • Support payroll processing team with problem solving when required. Provide training and assistance to the processing team for new process changes.
  • Ensure all hardware and software is working properly, protected against risk, legally compliant as well as compliant with all corporate policy.
  • Acts as the SOX Specialist for the payroll systems and processes. Works directly with internal and external auditing to ensure payroll compliance. 
  • Responsible for payroll ACH file processing, as well as paper check printing and distribution.
  • Subject matter expert in EC Cloud payroll, leading training initiatives for the processing team.
  • Work directly with the payroll manager on CI initiatives, M&A integrations, and other payroll projects.
  • Responsible for quarterly 941’s, annual 940, W2, 1099 and other required payroll filings.
  • Act as primary contact for external vendor programs like pay cards, daily pay, employment verifications, online pay stubs, and other employee benefit deductions.


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Employee Central Cloud Payroll knowledge
  • SQL data base knowledge
  • PC skills, especially EXCEL
  • Strong working knowledge of payroll legislative requirements
  • Strong Continious Improvement  mindset 
  • Certified Payroll Professional
  • Strong US payroll tax and banking knowledge
  • Experience with ADP stand-alone payroll services 



  • Minimum: High School Dipolma with a minimum of 10 years of experience 
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree of Accounting or Business with a minimum of 6 year Payroll experience
  • Previous experience with Payroll Tax, SOX, Compliance, Garnishments
  • Certified Payroll professional

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. #LI-AP01

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The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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