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Robert Half Payroll Manager/Director in Cerritos, California

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client looking to fill a Payroll Manager position. This Payroll Manager will help achieve standards that are necessary for growth within the financial department and will be responsible for work on tax-related tasks, such as W2 forms, preparing reports and updating policies. Are you a dynamic Payroll Manager with excellent communication, proven leadership, and are deadline driven? Then this may be the role for you!

Major responsibilities

  • Supervise and coach payroll clerks and assistants

  • Handle payroll tax audits and collaborate with auditors

  • Develop systems to process payroll account transactions (e.g., salaries, benefits, garnishments, deductions, taxes and third-party payments)

  • Arrange payroll systems and timekeeping

  • Regulate system upgrades and the processing of payroll changes (e.g., new hires, terminations, raises)

  • Engage with accounting and Human Resources (HR) teams

  • Follow internal policies and act in accordance with relevant laws

  • Resolve issues and answer payroll-related questions

  • Manage the accuracy of records and prepare reports Requirements - Organizational and leadership skills

    • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws

    • Knowledge in compliance

    • Proficiency in payroll applications

    • Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll and taxes

    • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or related field

    • Sound written and verbal communication skills

    • 5+ years of payroll experience

    • Trained in handling confidential business matters and information with discretion

    • 2+ years of proven leadership experience as a payroll manager or similar role

    • CPP, CPM, or other related detail oriented certifications is a plus

    For confidential consideration, please apply directly with your resume or call Brittany at (310) 719-1400. If you are already working with a recruiter from Robert Half, please contact him or her directly to expedite your candidacy for this role.

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