Analyst External Reporting


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Location: 1400 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173 – work from home flexibility 3 days a week!

Reporting to: Manager External Reporting

Position Overview

The Analyst, External Reporting will be a key member of the External Reporting team and will be responsible for assisting with SEC filing preparation and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for several key cycles, including stock-based compensation, investments and financial reporting. The Analyst will also be responsible for participating in certain month-end closing processes, conducting accounting research and analysis and ad hoc projects.

Primary Responsibilities

Prepare Form 10-Q, 10-K, and other SEC filings, including financial statements, footnote disclosures, and MD&A

Prepare press release financials including GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliations

Maintain Sarbanes-Oxley documentation for several key cycles and assist in fulfilling requests for both internal and external auditors

Perform various month and quarter-end close procedures as it relates to stock-based compensation and investment-related areas utilizing various systems

Identify and implement continuous improvements and automation in key external reporting processes

Maintain and improve upon existing Alteryx workflows utilized in financial statement analysis

Conduct and assist with technical accounting research and peer disclosure analysis

Perform review over iXBRL tagging for SEC filings

Actively contribute to various ad hoc projects as required by senior management


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

CPA or demonstrated progress toward CPA required

2 years public accounting or public/corporate accounting experience

Advanced Excel knowledge

U.S. GAAP technical accounting and SEC experience preferred

Workiva, NetSuite, Alteryx and other process automation tool experience preferred

Soft Skills

Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while delivering consistent, accurate and reliable work with an attention to detail

Thrives upon working independently while not being fearful of asking questions and working within a team

Willingness and curiosity to understand and own new areas and assignments

Adaptable to evolving priorities

Paylocity is an equal-opportunity employer. Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. We recruit, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Paylocity, we believe diversity makes us better.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, culture, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We actively cultivate these differences through our employee resource groups (ERGs), employee experiences, perspectives, talents, and approaches to drive innovation in the software and services we provide our customers.

We comply with federal and state disability laws and make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the job application or interview process, please contact

This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $61,240- $76,800/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual bonus and restricted stock unit grant based on individual performance in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here ( . Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via