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HRIS & Payroll Analyst

| Greater NYC Area
Motivate International, parent company of NYC's Citi Bike, is the global bike share leader and a partner to governments and nonprofits in some of the largest cities in the world. We have unparalleled expertise in building and operating large, complex bike share systems.
Led by a group of seasoned urban visionaries, creative leaders and technology innovators, our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of our cities. In an effort to completely transform the urban experience, Motivate is leading the way in making cities more accessible, healthier and sustainable. We create safe and dependable systems that help make cities great by connecting individuals to the people and places they love.
We also bring this ethos to the workplace. We encourage and value diversity, creativity, open communication, and a shared sense of responsibility all while having fun.
Overview of Position
We are looking to add a bright, curious, capable, and customer-oriented HRIS and Payroll Analyst to our HR team. The position requires strong analytical and problem solving skills, a bias for continuous improvement, and an interest in helping the business grow. This person will process biweekly payroll, produce well-designed and easily understood reports, and maintain the accuracy and reliability of all employee data for Motivate.


  • Process a multi-jurisdiction biweekly payroll and proactively ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Develop and control all processes necessary to accomplish the Company’s payroll processing objectives while driving best practices
  • Recommend, monitor, and implement opportunities for continuous operational improvements
  • Oversee data management for new hires and existing employees
  • Ensure that employee files are up to date and that all documentation is filed properly
  • Model and actively champion the importance of organizational policies and procedures, including data privacy and protection
  • Assist with ongoing operations and processes to manage and develop our HRIS


  • 2-4 years related experience with automated payroll systems (experience with Canadian payroll a plus)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce a plus
  • Excellent analytical and independent thinking skills
  • Proven track record of interpreting HR data through reporting and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to manage payroll and reporting processes from start to finish
  • Demonstrated ability to review existing processes and experience recommending and implementing improvements
  • Collaborative team player
  • Proven ability to remain flexible in the face of changing priorities

The above description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. From time to time, and related to the nature of work performed to accomplish Motivate’s Mission, employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities. Motivate is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Motivate is a drug-free workplace. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Located in Industry City, Brooklyn; our office has varied lunch options and after work bars/activities. Also, train and bike stations close by!

What are Motivate Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Motivate offers a flexible schedule for all employees with a work from
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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