Payroll & Tax Business Systems Analyst SME

Sacramento, CA

Payroll & Tax Business Systems Analyst SME

Category: Business Analysis (functional and technical)

Main location: United States, California, Sacramento

Position ID: J0524-1109

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

We are seeking a Payroll & Tax Business Systems Analyst Subject Matter Expert to join our CGI team in Sacramento, CA!

This position can be located in our Sacramento, CA office, preferred location is Belton, TX; however, a hybrid working model is acceptable.

Stepping in as our Payroll - Tax SME will align you with an opportunity to both streamline and improve business systems that improve workflow, as well as ensure swift and accurate payments to end users.

Come join a team that has delivered solutions to address large and complex IT challenges through a collaborative approach based on shared values with our client.

How we’re transforming Government

We use technical expertise and secure solutions to help government reinvent the ways of working to improve citizen services and increase efficiency. Our work helps civil entities provide services transparently and with fewer resources.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

How you'll make an impact

• Act as the project Payroll SME: be able to confidently research, write requirements, perform analysis, test, triage defects, write user documentation, and mentor colleagues in the following areas:

o US Tax regulations & laws, W-2, etc.

o Household Employer Tax Laws - Federal & State

o Garnishments and Levies

o Understanding of Automated Pay Cycles

o Payroll Production Support

• Test and Release Management

o Payroll Testing

o Functional validation of GTN

o Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot

o Understanding of interfaces in XML (webservices and batch processes)

o Defects – analysis, troubleshooting, logging, tracking, resolution, and post-mortem

o Knowledge of Container processes – code freeze, testing, implementation

o Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence and ALM

• Additional Responsibilities:

o Actively look for ways to maximize team value

o Manage Agile Teams Backlog

o Oversee Product development

o Continuously build presentation / demo skills

o Be flexible to help with any work as SME role permits. Some examples include helping team to refine stories, conduct testing, add documentation for release, etc.

• Can do attitude

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

What you'll bring

• 5 -10 years Payroll experience as a SME and/or Product Owner

• Act as the project Payroll SME: be able to confidently research, write requirements, perform analysis, test, triage defects, write user documentation, and mentor colleagues.

• Must possess experience with software development and testing as this is a highly technical role that is hands-on in supporting the development of new payroll features and functionality that requires the ability to draft functional and technical requirements, test, and analyze gaps in functionality.

• Support Change Requests to enhance the Payroll side of existing ERP system

• Experience with an ERP System (Payroll, Benefits & Deductions, Tax) -- Preferred experience with "CGI Advantage" - ERP System

• Knowledgeable with US Tax regulations & laws, W-2, Garnishments and Levies, Understanding of Automated Pay Cycles, and Payroll Production Support

• Household Employer Tax Laws - Federal & State

• Payroll Testing (fundamental understanding of payroll to produce expected results when testing)

• Oversee Product development

• Seeking someone who is self-motivated, able to adapt to changing project environments, and is a standout colleague

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Mentor, influence, facilitate, present, communicate, develop, analyze, and problem solve

• Highly self-motivated and possess the ability to work under deadline pressure

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Work in a virtual team environment


• Agile Certification in one area: Product Owner/Product Manager, Certified Scrum Master, SAFe for Teams, or Leading SAFe

“CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $68,700 - $146,800."

CGI anticipates accepting applications for this position through June 21, 2024.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more




  • Adv HRM - Payroll

  • Confluence

  • Payroll

  • Release Management

  • Software Testing

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. Dependent upon role and/or federal government security clearance requirements, and in accordance with applicable laws, some background investigations may include a credit check. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.