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Payroll Data Analyst
  • SQL
  • Machine Learning
  • Tableau
  • Excel
  • Database
  • Data Visualization
  • Modeling
Vivint Smart Home
Provo, UT 84604
181 days ago

Job Description

The Payroll Data Analyst directly supports the Finance department within the Payroll Team. The analyst will be responsible for providing reporting and analytics solutions to support operational initiatives and departmental needs. You will help deliver business user’s requests for timely, accurate, and reliable data and making sure the business units you support are leveraging correct data sources, appropriate business rules, and consistent calculations.

You will need to have knowledge about report writing, data models, and data visualization in order to optimize and drive business value from our data.


Using tools such as Workday, SQL (Snowflake), and Tableau, you will:

  • Develop reporting and analytics tools to identify drive efficiency within the Payroll department
  • Design and build impactful data analytic reports and visualizations to help other departments gain insights from payroll and time tracking data.
  • Work with the BI team to design and maintain the functional data model to establish department standards, drive standardized data governance, definitions, and compliance.
  • Perform data audits to validate large data sets for accuracy, integrity, and quality.
  • Identify & help drive opportunities for advanced analytics (forecasting, machine learning, etc.).
  • Provide ad-hoc report and data requests while still providing long-term data strategy guidance.

Develop expertise of Vivint payroll data and processes (as well as the processes that affect payroll) to interpret and validate data, and to troubleshoot, discover, and analyze data discrepancies.

Be able to apply functional knowledge and expertise to provide additional data maintenance and/or payroll-processing support as needed (i.e. during times of high volume).

Continuously look for, and implement, process improvement opportunities.


Must have a passion for data and desire to work with the payroll function

Experience creating Data Visualizations, Charts, and Reports.

Skilled in data modeling, architecture, and relational databases, with Database & SQL experience

Experience working in Payroll/HRIS a plus

Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills.

Ability to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization to understand requestor’s needs and to take raw information to develop reports and presentations.

Must be able to prioritize, problem solve, take initiative, maintain confidentiality of sensitive personnel information.

Proven ability to remain flexible in the face of change and changing priorities.

Excellent analytical and independent thinking skills.

Functional knowledge of using WORKDAY® a plus


Bachelor's degree required; preferably in Accounting, Finance, Statistics or Information Systems.


  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time away
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Employee pricing on smart home products
  • Casual dress code
  • Onsite health clinic

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