Senior Payroll Specialist
Job Details
Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA
Full Time
Not Specified

Position Summary:

The Senior Payroll Specialist will perform all activities necessary to process payroll, including but not limited to: maintaining related records, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, and preparing special reports for management.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate and on time paychecks, monthly bonus and commission payments, annual bonus payments, and manual checks for terminations and special situations
  • Audit and enter adjustments to hourly staff time sheets
  • Process employee tax levies and garnishments
  • Prepare reports to support the processing and review of payroll
  • Provide information and audit schedules when needed for internal and external audits, including annual workers compensation and 401k audits
  • Partner with outside payroll company to manage multi-state localities and resolve tax-related issues
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll issues and concerns
  • Partner with management to ensure employee timekeeping compliance is accurate and approvals are timely
  • Report instances and patterns of payroll non-compliance to management
  • Advise management on new payroll compliance requirements and trends
  • Ensure accuracy of payroll deductions and accrual programs
  • Coordinate with outside payroll vendor to move TCM onto a bi-weekly payroll cycle effective 1/1/2020

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 fast-paced environment and demonstrate problem solving skills, dependability, adaptability, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with federal and state wage and hour laws and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • CPP designation is a plus but not required


Physical Requirements:

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

Work Conditions:

General office environment.



Teacher Created Materials is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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.