Payroll Assistant 3

Requisition ID: R10022458

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Irving - TX, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is seeking a Payroll Assistant III for its Irving, TX office.  The selected candidate will work in a shared services payroll organization responsible for processing approximately 89K+ employees nationwide using SAP Payroll, Timekeeping and Financial software. The selected candidate must be able to apply NG payroll policy/procedures, multiple regulatory requirements and system capabilities to the NG’s payroll process and to the various problems, inquiries, and special needs arising from departments, employees, and associated outside agencies.


This position sits out of Irving , TX and will allow for part-time telework.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures compliance with NG policies and procedures by auditing various payroll reports, prepping and keying pay adjustments for regular and manual payroll runs, and researching and investigating pay errors
  • Assists managers and sector points of contact with pay related matters.
  • Provides information and detailed responses to inquiries regarding payroll-related activities. 
  • Performs related regression testing as needed to support systems upgrades and/or process changes.
  • Assists in executing computer processing of SAP payroll by running payroll simulations for terminations, adjustments, subsequent activities to clear/updates balances, and more payroll related actions
  • Perform analytical and statistical reviews of payroll related data and systems payroll edits.
  • Participate in various organization led activities to support overall strategic goals
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.

Basic Qualifications :

  • High school diploma and 4 years of related education, i.e. business or accounting and/or relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite (excel, word, and PowerPoint)
  • Payroll processing experience including relevant regulatory requirements; internal policy and procedure; accounting practices; system software requirements
  • Knowledge of FLSA, federal and state laws, etc.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Must possess a strong characteristic for attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem-solving; organizing and prioritizing work demands in order to meet critical deadlines
  • Perform basic payroll calculations
  • Operating a personal computer including standard software and some specialized accounting software
  • 1 year of experience involving extensive payroll duties
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment
  • Fundamentals of Payroll Certification [1 year completion requirement]

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience
  • Prior experience working in a shared service or center of excellence environment

Salary Range: 37700 - 62800

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.