Senior Payroll Systems Analyst

Date: Jul 4, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

At Suntory Global Spirits, we craft spirits of the highest quality and deliver brilliant experiences to people around the world. Suntory Global Spirits has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

What makes this a great opportunity?

The Senior Payroll Systems Analyst forms part of the North America Payroll team in the Global Business Services department.  This role will work as a key member of the Payroll team to execute current processes, policies, and procedures with a view to proactively identify areas for improvement.  The Senior Payroll Systems Analyst position reports directly to the Payroll Manager, US Global Business Services.

  • This individual plays a critical role in the flawless execution of employee payroll activities, government reporting, system governance, and audit compliance
  • Opportunity to advance career in payroll while expanding knowledge in human resources, finance, and project management
  • Collaborate with key customers and regional management,  empowered to drive continuous improvement

Role Responsibilities

  • Be an effective member of the Payroll team, acting as the lead for system related queries, recommending and managing any actions to completion
  • Assist the Payroll team in completing payroll processing, quarterly balancing, and annual year-end reconciliations
  • Ensure all functional and process requirements and improvements are understood and implemented, including the assessment of proposed changes and improvements and ensuring alignment to business needs and overall architecture
  • Maintain effective relationship with internal and external stakeholders and vendors
  • Identify process improvement initiatives and define standards for new processes while driving special projects as assigned
  • Create, maintain, and run reports as required using both Dayforce and Excel
  • Ensure all Payroll related testing is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Create and maintain Governance documentation for proposed system updates



  • University degree- BS/BA or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Dayforce platform and configuration
  • 3-5 years of Payroll related experience
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Comprehend technical requirements and to lead discussions with peers
  • Ability to rigorously test system solutions with real business scenarios
  • Proficiency with Windows and MS Office including solid knowledge of Excel
  • A proven track record of working with internal and external stakeholders


  • MBA or similar graduate studies
  • International payroll/time tracking experience
  • Experience with analytic and reporting platforms
  • Beverage or spirits industry background
  • SAP skills highly valuable

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

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