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Payroll Specialist

Los Angeles, California | Direct Hire

Job ID: 54938 Position: Administrative/Clerical/Support Branch: Torrance

Payroll Specialist


Amazing reputable company with real estate and entertainment holdings seeks a Payroll Specialist to jointheir 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 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.
  • Calculate union benefits costs and forward to union representatives.
  • 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.


Janet Zitron
Vice President

Janet is an expert in client relations and has consistently lead Wollborg Michelson's team for over 20 years. She started in recruiting as a staffing consultant before rising through the ranks to manage WM’s Southern California Region. In this role, Janet facilitates and fosters a team environment between the direct hire and contract divisions, while still personally serving a broad client base. Janet's strength is developing long term relationships, which requires thoroughly understanding the needs of both her clients and candidates. Janet has been recognized as a top performer in the staffing industry, winning numerous company awards for consistent top production. She is a California Accredited Consultant. Janet loves working with WM because of the company’s passion for improving lives and building community. A lifelong traveler, artist, nature lover and yogi, when Janet isn’t working, you might find her hiking in Peru, trekking through Southeast Asia, eating tapas in Spain, practicing yoga, walking her dog on the beach with her family, or supporting charity events in the Los Angeles art community.

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