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Payroll Analyst

Tribune Company
Chicago, IL
  • Job Code
Careers Center | Payroll Analyst
  • Payroll Analyst

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/13/2018 9:39 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Reports To:   Manager, Sr. Finance

    Location:   Chicago, IL (WGN-TV)


    Payroll Analyst for WGN-TV with responsibility for the preparation and distribution of payroll activities and company and government reporting in compliance with government regulations, union contracts and company policies and procedures.


    • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of all payroll data.
    • Interpret, clarify and implement contracts in order to process payroll activities for talent and union employees.
    • Prepare payroll journal entries to close accounting cycles.
    • Prepare monthly variance analysis for payroll accounts.
    • Prepare quarterly reports such as staffing analysis.
    • Prepare spreadsheets on payroll and payroll tax related matters for the Operating Plan.
    • Prepare payroll reports for local, state and federal government offices or unions as required


    • Associates degree in accounting or equivalent experience.
    • Must be familiar with payroll procedures, including journal entries, tax calculations and government reporting.
    • Must be able to enter and retrieve information from and operate an automated payroll system and review payroll reports.
    • Must be able to use spreadsheet and database programs.
    • Typically requires two to three years of payroll experience using an automated payroll system.    
    • Must be willing to submit to a background check.
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.



    Requires general supervision from the Sr. Manager, Finance.


    Daily contact with employees to answer payroll questions; with Human Resources Department to clarify payroll activities or to solve problems and with management concerning payroll reporting or special reporting requests.


    Equal Employment Opportunity



    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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    Posted: 2018-12-06 Expires: 2019-01-05

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