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Payroll Specialist

Beverly Hills, California | Direct Hire

Job ID: 55556 Position: Accounting, Payroll Branch: Torrance

Amazing company with real estate and entertainment holdings seeks a Payroll Specialist to join their corporate team! The specialist will be involved in processing payroll for the company with over 1200 employees multi-state. The perfect candidate can multi-task, be proactive and detailed. They will have a strong working knowledge of full cycle payroll on Paylocity and/or ADP. This is a wonderful company that prides itself on creating a collaborative environment to learn and grow in. They offer great benefits, mentorship and competitive pay.


  • Build reports and queries to meet department and company needs using E-Time and Paylocity webpay.
  • Initiate a continuous process improvement effort and systematically roll out best practices in payroll tasks.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll data for approximately 1200 employees for multiple companies and processes pay adjustments and final pays with pay card system.
  • Processes special payrolls including the annual bonus and year-end adjustment payrolls.
  • Enter employee data for benefit accruals, cell phone, and parking incentive. Enter payroll data for special payments and garnishments.
  • Maintain data integrity through a process of continuous audits and pro-active issue resolution.
  • Ability to calculate taxes and deductions for manual check processing.
  • Poll electronic time clocks on a weekly basis using E-time software and review the downloaded information for completeness and accuracy. Contact field supervisors to reconcile any discrepancies.
  • Review and verify Paylocity payroll files for accuracy.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefits deductions etc.) for management.
  • Provide excellent customer service in responding to employee questions regarding their paycheck.
  • Process wage garnishments, employment verifications and collaborate with state agencies such as EDD for reporting accurate and timely information and responding to claims
  • Additional duties, as assigned.


Required Experience:
  • 3-5 years Full Cycle Payroll experience.
  • Solid understanding of payroll processes and payroll tax laws.
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information.
  • A track record of being able to effectively manage multiple priorities and deliver work within required timeframes.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage work in a high paced environment.
  • Proven ability to pro-actively problem-solve and ability to prepare for and assess upcoming issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong competencies in computer applications using Word, Excel, Outlook, ADP Enterprise system and E-time electronic time-keeping systems required.
  • Experience processing payroll in a multi-location, multi-state environment strongly preferred.
  • BA highly preferred.

***To apply please send your resume to LDIRIENZO@WMJOBS.COM***

Lou DiRienzo
Direct Hire Recruiter

After 7 years entrenched in Accounting, Lou is excited to now be supporting Accounting & Finance firms and candidates as an Accounting & Finance Recruiter. His expertise and knowledge in accounting comes second to none. In looking for a trusted recruiting adviser, you can lean on him to have that accounting conversation with your hiring manager and know that he understands the critical mission of your department. Lou graduated from Iona College with a dual Master’s Degree in Public Accounting and Finance. His career path has taken him into: - Staff Accountant at a CPA Firm - Staff Accountant, International Compliance for a large advertising agency - Senior Accountant, International Compliance and Provision for a large advertising agency - Accounting Manager, International Compliance, Research & Planning for a media agency - Experience Senior Accountant, Global tax department at a large public accounting firm

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