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Analyst, Payroll Systems

Columbus, Ohio 500 Neil Ave, 43215
Analyst, Payroll Systems (22032266)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



The Analyst, Payroll Systems role serves as System Administrator and SME supporting all Payroll systems (Workday and Kronos/UKG) and the payroll processing team. (U.S and Intl).  Primarily supporting bi-weekly production payroll and triage/mitigate any system/integration issues impacting payroll processing and liaison with internal stakeholders and vendor support if necessary. Provide support to Senior Analyst, Payroll Systems for business processes improvements in efficiency and quality within Payroll, Compliance, Onboarding, Operations, Employee Service Center and Benefits teams. This position leverages knowledge of industry best practices to document and maintain proper segregation of controls to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Key contributor on special projects. Responsibilities include participating in the research, development, documentation, and refinement of payroll business processes.



In addition to following and supporting Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the bi-weekly payroll processes including running all necessary business processes and ensuring the payroll team meets deadlines
  • Provide reporting support to Payroll team, which includes producing standard payroll reports, creating, and maintaining accurate exception reporting for the payroll team.
  • Operate as Payroll Functional SME partnering with COEs to support Payroll systems projects (new systems or functionality and enhancements) which includes planning, business process mapping, requirements gathering, design, configuration, and implementation.
  • Create and maintain payroll test plans, coordinate, and conduct user acceptance and functional regression testing of new and enhanced Payroll Systems functionality and reporting tools.
  • Support Payroll System Upgrades UAT and optional features review with stakeholders.
  • Conducting business process re-engineering to identify opportunities for improvement, and making appropriate recommendations; ensuring processes are optimally aligned and that they follow industry standards
  • Support user training and assist in the creation of documentation pertaining to Payroll Systems and business processes
  • Support user training and assist in the creation of documentation pertaining to Payroll Systems and business processes
  • Create functional process documentation (internal and external).
  • Support process to align Payroll Systems configuration with the IT infrastructure, data mapping and integration in accordance with IT change control, information security and compliance standard operating procedures



  • B.S/B.A. in Finance, Accounting, or related field; or an equivalent in education and experience
  • 1-3 years of Experience working with payroll systems such as Workday, Kronos or ADP
  • Solid knowledge of and ability to use MS Office Suite products
  • Experience with Workday/Kronos preferred, technical experience a plus
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication coupled with solid listening, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate business needs to technical people and to communicate and simplify complex technical information for non-technical users
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze data,
  • Solid project and time management skills; familiarity with project management methodology
  • Ability to draft routine correspondence and manage information and data in a confidential and professional manner
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the demands of projects, maintenance and support, customer expectations, in a fast-paced environment with moderate guidance


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle has 3,000 restaurants as of February 16, 2022, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2021 lists for Forbes' America's Best Employers and Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With nearly 102,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $71,000 to $97,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit

Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

Primary Location: Ohio - Columbus - 8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)

Work Location:
8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)
500 Neil Ave
Columbus 43215

Job Human Resources Job Posting Nov. 18, 2022 Job Number 22032266

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