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Senior Payroll Accountant

Job Details

Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA
Full Time
$67,000.00 - $87,360.00 Salary/year


Come join our growing team! 

Teacher Created Materials is a 45+ year-old, award-winning publisher of educational and trade books, digital products, and provider of professional learning services. Our vision is to create a world in which children love to learn and our products are recognized for their effectiveness and embraced by educators worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, the company is experiencing remarkable growth driven by customers including educators at all levels, parents and caregivers, and trade partners. We continuously work to ensure that our interactions with customers, authors, community members, and employees are always positive and that our products and services espouse the values of our company.

Teacher Created Materials offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off plus Company Holidays
  • Generous 401(K) program with Match
  • Generous Childcare and Wellness Programs
  • Hybrid schedule available after 90 days
  • Plus more!

Huntington Beach, CA Office

Position Summary:
We are currently seeking a detail-oriented and organized individual to join our team as a Senior Payroll Accountant. This position offers a unique opportunity for someone with payroll expertise to contribute to our organization while also gaining experience in various accounting functions.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Manage the payroll cycles necessary to produce accurate and on-time bi-weekly paychecks for 200+ employees (Paycom, multistate), monthly bonus and commission payments, annual bonus payments, and manual checks for terminations and special situations.
• Serve as a subject matter expert for payroll and timekeeping training material.
• Audit staff time sheets.
• Report instances and patterns of payroll non-compliance to management.
• Partner with management to ensure employee timekeeping compliance is accurate and approvals are timely.
• Process employee wage garnishments.
• Partner with outside payroll company to manage multi-state localities and resolve tax-related issues.
• Reconcile payroll accounts and resolve discrepancies as needed.
• Prepare reports to support the processing and review of payroll.
• Address employee inquiries related to payroll in a timely and professional manner.
• Advise management on new payroll compliance requirements and trends.
• Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local payroll regulations and company policies.
• Provide information and audit schedules when needed for internal and external audits, including annual workers compensation and 401k audits.
• Assist in month-end close activities, including journal entries, account reconciliations, and financial analysis.
• Provide support to the accounting department as needed, including data entry, reconciliations, and preparation of financial reports.


Minimum Qualifications:
• 3+ years of payroll processing experience.
• Experience using Paycom or similar payroll software.
• Knowledge and experience with commissions-based pay.
• Advanced computer skills including Excel required.
• Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
• The ability to demonstrate professionalism, discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• The ability to work in a challenging environment and demonstrate critical thinking skills, dependability, adaptability, accuracy, and attention to detail.
• Familiarity with federal and state wage and hour laws and regulations.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• CPP designation is a plus but not required.
• NetSuite experience a plus but not required.

Physical Requirements:
• Sit for extended periods of time, including at a computer.
• Repetitive hand and wrist movements for frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.
• Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.

Work Conditions:
General office environment.

Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran. This policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action applies to all levels of employment and to all employment practices, including (but not limited to) compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, educational, training, recreational and social activities.