Workday HRIS Analyst – Benefits

Workday HRIS Analyst – Benefits



  • New York City, NY
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Washington DC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA

Leading Law Firm

Hybrid – Couple of days in office / rest from home

This position

  • provides technical and project support to the Benefits Department.
  • is responsible for supporting the overall technical functioning of Workday for the Benefits Department. This includes planning, report writing, data quality assurance, and the gathering/analysis of statistics.


  • Ensures data privacy, security, and integrity of data in all HRIS applications.
  • Generates reports (daily, weekly, monthly, annually) to facilitate the operational activities of departmental staff and assists in the audit of the data for accuracy.
  • Provides support to Benefits Department users of all HRIS applications.
  • Provides support in all aspects of ACA compliance, including but not limited to 1095 reporting, affordability testing, lookbacks, standard measurement period analysis, and all associated data entry,
  • Creates, calculates, processes, and reconciles various insurance premium and headcount reports.
  • Provides support in sending eligibility files, researching and responding to vendor discrepancy reports, and running and analyzing the associated audit reports.
  • Interacts with outside vendors on the functioning of all Benefits Department applications and integrations.
  • Responsible for the adherence to strict file transfer protocols with each vendor in accordance with Firm policy and assists in maintaining a related index of vendors and methods of communication.
  • Logs technical/functional issues and follows up with the HRIS Manager and/or the Sr. HRIS Analyst on the status.
  • Creates edits and maintains appropriate documentation on systems and procedures.
  • Assists the HRIS Manager and the Sr. HRIS Analyst with the overall configuration and Workday system functionality of the annual open enrollment process for the Firm.
  • Provides support in training departmental personnel on various aspects of HRIS applications.
  • Answers employees’ and partners’ basic inquiries regarding Employee Self Services ( ESS ).
  • Participates in the testing and implementation of new Benefits Department HRIS initiatives.
  • Works with IT and other departments to streamline inter-departmental procedures.
  • Processes payroll adjustments as needed.
  • Performs ad-hoc projects assigned by the HRIS Manager including, but not limited to the development of new Benefit set-ups in our HRIS applications, as well as the development and maintenance of complex reports.
  • Assists in department mailing and filing projects.
  • Opens and distributes departmental mail.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Strong math/analytical aptitude
  • Strong computer skills; high proficiency in MS Excel (with extensive experience in and knowledge of formulas and functions, VLOOKUP, INDEX/MATCH, pivot tables and charts, If statements, etc.), HRIS applications, multiple types of reporting tools (e.g., MS Access, MS Add-ins, Crystal Reporting) and other Human Resources software.
  • Strong skills in data mining, manipulation, and analysis
  • Knowledge of Workday report writing
  • Strong understanding of payroll functions specifically related to their interaction with benefits
  • Knowledge of Firm operations, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of health and welfare benefits administrative procedures and applicable laws
  • Ability to
    • work independently
    • work in a collaborative team environment and take direction from senior departmental staff
    • trouble shoot technical problems and make recommendations on appropriate solutions
    • handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
    • handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
    • organize and prioritize work
    • work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    • work well independently as well as effectively within a team
    • communicate effectively
    • deal courteously/effectively with others
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs, especially during the annual open enrollment season and system upgrades


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 year of benefits HRIS experience or related HRIS experience
  • One plus year of Workday Benefits or Payroll experience required
  • Workday 401k HRIS or Payroll experience is strongly preferred

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