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Payroll Specialist

North Hollywood, CA
The Payroll Specialist will report to the Firm’s CFO.  This position involves a range of accounting responsibilities with a focus on payroll processing, accounts payable, general ledger and financial statement processing. 
Job Duties: 
  • Serve as lead in payroll processing; perform daily payroll department operations. 
  • Reconcile timesheets and process overtime and time off requests. 
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely. 
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports. 
  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits. 
  • Process correct garnishment calculations and compliance. 
  • Execute time and attendance processing and interface with payroll. 
  • Perform compliance checks for unclaimed property payroll checks. 
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary (W-2, 1099 etc). 
  • Develop financial and operational reports as needed. 
  • Process manual checks and relocation metrics. 
  • Update and reconcile monthly payroll journals from ADP reports. 
  • Research and resolve employee and firm management Payroll related inquiries. 
  • Coordinate with Auditors to perform worker’s compensation and employee benefit plan audits. 
  • Process annual and periodic changes to employee compensation and benefits in ADP. 
Accounts Payable: 
  • Process accounts payable and vendor invoices 
  • Process employee expense reimbursement requests 
  • ​Analyze and prepare adjustments to accounting records.

Job Qualifications: 
  • Minimum 5 years payroll experience required, experience working with ADP strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience required. 
  • Familiarity with labor code and employment laws regarding pay and overtime. 
  • Familiarity with Sage/MAS 90, QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software. 
  • Advanced skill level in Excel; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Familiarity with month-end closing procedures 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, able to multi-task and meet deadlines. 
  • Must be organized and possess a high level of attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • A problem solver with strong analytical and organizational skills. 

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