Payroll Administrator

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Regular, Full-Time
9:00am - 5:00pm
Position Title: Payroll Administrator Position Type: Non-Represented
Department: Finance FLSA: Non-Exempt
Shift: 9:00am - 5:00pm Minimum Starting Salary:
Posted: 12/05/2017 Location: Los Angeles
Reports to: PAYROLL MANAGER Salary Grade:
Job ID 788

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for administering payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees relating to new hires, rehires, promotions, raises, tax information, benefit deductions, awards, leaves of absence, expense reimbursements and bonuses, garnishments, child support withholding.



(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed.  It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)

  • Input and review payroll through internal and external payroll and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), such as ADP and Oracle.
  • Apply payroll-related policies and procedures, labor laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) to employees’ Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and/or union classification
  • Verify pay calculations of manual checks for accuracy in overtime, pre-tax deductions, social security wage limits, etc.
  • Audit time labor management entries for correct pay calculations and ensure only authorized salary information is used, proper accounts are affected, and accruals are accurate.
  • Complete and evaluate general ledger month-end procedure for payroll, including but not limited to journal entries, account reconciliation, adjustments and accruals.
  • Defend and research budgeted vs. actual variances as relates to payroll accounts.
  • Interface with employees and maintain confidentiality of employee information.
  • Guide and support team members, as needed
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.



(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)

  • Must be able to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and have excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to use computers to enter; access and retrieve financial data.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Ability to analyze situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Proven customer service and results orientation.
  • Must be proficient in PC applications.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required to manage multiple, concurrent requests and tasks and while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter and team player.
  • Superlative interpersonal skills: High degree of patience and tact, and must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic, and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds; both internally and externally.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a very high-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate multiple tasks under changing deadlines.
  • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
  • Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.
  • Must be available and willing to work extended hours per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
  • Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.



Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Business Administration, Accounting) and 3-4 years of relevant experience or, the combination of education and experience.


Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:

Professional Certification (CPP) preferred.


Testing Requirements

  • Basic skills- math, spelling, grammar and filing – passing score: 76%
  • Word and Excel tests (basic, intermediate & advanced) – passing score: 76%
  • Typing 35 wpm.
  • 10 Key test (by touch)
  • Payroll knowledge assessment