Who We Are

States Title is leading the digital transformation of the mortgage industry.  We use predictive analytics and cutting-edge technology to create a modern title and escrow platform.  As part of the digital transformation occurring in the mortgage industry, we believe that all underwriting, settlement, closing and recording will be instantly decisioned and administered using technology that is built with the lender, agent and customer experience in mind. 

Our Values

  • Customer Obsessed – We always put our customers first.
  • Solution Driven – We solve problems that other people are afraid to.
  • People leaders – We grow all of our people into leaders.
  • One Team – We believe inclusion and teamwork produce the best results.
  • Direct with Respect – We communicate with honesty and respect to our colleagues, customers, and partners.

The Role

The Project & Payroll Analyst will join our team at a critical point in the continued evolution of our business. The successful candidate will be trained and experienced in both project management and payroll with prior hands-on experience initiating and driving to completion projects, programs, and initiatives that ensured key stakeholders were actively engaged throughout the process.  She/he can appropriately balance “textbook theory” with “practical realities” to gain and retain critical stakeholder buy-in to, and in some cases the appreciation for project management discipline. The Project & Payroll Analyst will partner with all People Team functional leaders to identify and prioritize a set of critical initiatives that will enhance People Team service and support offerings, the employee experience, and ultimately business results.  This role will be instrumental in the ongoing execution of projects and programs that enable business success and contribute to the creation of States Title as a place where the best people in the industry come together to do the best work of their careers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and outline projects’ scope by identifying and sequencing project activities, estimating the duration of activities, anticipating the resources required, creating project schedules, developing project team roles and responsibilities, and identifying key stakeholders.
  • Utilize project management software/tools to facilitate the planning, organization, and tracking of the project activities across all functional areas of the People Team.
  • Leverage quantitative and/or qualitative approaches to generate insights and translate them into operational actions that yield positive impact. 
  • Establish and then drive progress to meaningful project milestones.
  • Proactively identify relevant benchmarks for evaluating project success.
  • Leverage quantitative and/or qualitative inputs to assess project progress.
  • Enhance the credibility of and trust in the recommendations and solutions offered by the People Team by enabling data driven decisioning from reliable and relevant data sources, completing accurate calculations/computations, and proving insightful analysis.
  • Partner with all People Team functional leaders to identify and prioritize a comprehensive set of near, mid, and long-term projects.
  • Partner with the functional People Team leaders to create an integrated project planning process that focuses on delivering results while operating within budget realities by facilitating disciplined prioritization and/or trade-off decision-making to drive optimal value. 
  • Serve as an example and champion of making State Title’s People Team a data-driven organization.
  • Create engaging data visualization (e.g., tables, charts, graphs) to reflect analysis outcomes and resulting recommendations in readily consumable formats for each applicable audience (i.e. executives, People team, business leaders, and frontline employees). 
  • Contribution to the People Team’s objective of creating exceptional employee experiences by collaboratively partnering with all functional areas of the People Team on all projects/initiatives, and associated communications.
  • Keep abreast of trends in project management and data analysis to create and then maintain a strategic advantage for States Title.
  • Support a collaborative partnership between People Operations, the Accounting team, our PEO, and frontline business leaders in continually improving the quality of HR & Payroll data.
  • Identify and then drive to fruition opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Identify and then consistently analyze payroll and project management metrics to identify immediate areas for focus, as well as emerging trends for early intervention (e.g., organizational change readiness assessments, project milestone attainment, implementation timeline, time reporting accuracy, etc..)
  • Monitor and audit payroll registers to proactively identify any processing errors to facilitate the initiation of corrections that avoid any impact to the employee adherence, etc..).
  • Continually refresh a comprehensive payroll processes and procedures document.

Position Requirements

The Project & Payroll Analyst will be a project management and payroll professional with relevant experience and expertise, possessing tremendous drive, intelligence, and capability.  She/he will be highly motivated and have the ability and desire to impact the future of the business. The successful candidate will be a thought leader, have a strong customer focus, and be a champion of States Title’s culture and values.  

  • Highly motivated with a proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-moving environment
  • Demonstrated analytical skill set with extensive experience using MS Excel functions (i.e. VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to work on tactical details and ensure their accurate execution.
  • Deadline-oriented, high energy, self-motivated, inquisitive, great follow-up and reporting skills.
  • Welcoming of feedback that facilitates improvement.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and issues simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to communicate in a clear yet concise manner.
  • Proactive - enjoys taking responsibility and making things happen. 

Ideal Experience

  • Three to five years of total project management or business analyst experience with two or more of those years leveraging Agile/Lean Management Methodology.
  • Prior startup and/or profession employer organization (PEO) experience is a plus.
  • Track record of successfully driving meaningful project progress/completion.
  • Experience in Financial Services, Technology, Professional Services, or Insurance industries, as well as high-pace, hyper-growth companies is desirable.
  • Experience translating complex information/processes into practical, consumable, and understandable communication formats for both targeted and broad consumption.
  • Proficiency with automated payroll/timekeeping systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Action, and state laws governing overtime and other pay requirements.
  • Previous experience managing a payroll processing vendor and/or PEO.
  • Experience translating complex information/processes into practical, consumable, and understandable communication formats for both targeted and broad consumption.
  • Understand organizational and change impacts and define readiness measures. Reduce the impact of change on the business.

Personal Characteristics

  • Confident and self-motivated with a low ego.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to listen, understand, analyze, and develop creative solutions.
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented approach to solving problems.
  • Ability to think strategically but enjoys rolling up his/her sleeves to get things done.

Education

An undergraduate degree is Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration with master’s degree in Business, Organizational Development, or related field is preferred. 

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