payroll specialist

Corporate "Base Camp" Studio City, California El Segundo, California


Description

Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market, Inc.
Payroll Specialist
Studio City, CA

Summary:

As the Payroll Specialist at Mendocino Farms, you will be the primary point of contact for all payroll related inquiries.   You’ll drive the continuous improvement of our payroll processes and systems while keeping pace with expected company growth.

Your main areas of responsibility will be timely and accurate processing of payroll, which includes collecting, balancing, and verifying payroll data.  The Payroll Specialist role will report to the Sr. Director of Human Resources in the TM Support department.  

Responsibilities:

  • Enters, maintains, and/or processes the following information in the payroll system (Ceridian):
    • employees’ hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding, address changes, and other information.
  • Executes the bi-weekly payroll process to ensure timely, accurate financial data that is in compliance with GAAP, internal accounting policies, and SOX compliance documentation.
  • Processes employee payroll changes (direct deposits, W4)
  • Works directly with Accounting Department regarding bank reconciliation for the general ledger and journal entries.
  • Ensures all documentation associated with payroll is maintained properly and confidential.
  • Issues, or reissues, physical or replacement checks or direct deposits due to payroll errors or final discharge.
  • Records and processes federal and state payroll tax deposits.
  • Provides best-in-class service to store operators, responding to and resolving any inquiries related to payroll in a timely manner.
  • Participates in Worker’s Comp & payroll audits. 
  • Participates in special projects and proactively seeks to improve department processes.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience working in Human Resources and/or Accounting required.
  • Experienced working in a restaurant/retail/hospitality environment highly desired.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Proficient with or possesses the ability to quickly learn payroll software. Ceridian experience is a plus.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, and experience with using Excel.
  • Able to meet strict deadlines and consistently deliver high quality work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high degree of professionalism

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Meal privileges
  • Health benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid Vacation

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Sitting / standing 6-8 hours.
  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling
  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching

There is no “I” in Mendo

Mendocino Farms is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Mendocino Farms will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

* Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

There is no “I” in Mendo

Mendocino Farms is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Mendocino Farms will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.