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Payroll Manager

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Location: Santa Monica, CA


The Payroll Manager who will be an exceptional addition to our growing team. As a Payroll Manager, you will adopt a “payroll as a product” approach to building and iterating on payroll practices to enable our Avengers to do world-class work and crush their goals, live our values and accelerate our mission.



  • Processing Payroll Efficiently and Accurately: Owns end-to-end payroll processing which includes new hires, time entry, register reconciliation, reporting, and taxes. Manages the development, implementation and delivery of various payroll services while providing high quality results.
  • Audits & Maintains Payroll Records: Partners with the Finance and People team to audit payroll records, leaves of absences, and wage & hour regulations ensuring accurate processing and to minimize potential risks.
  • Responsible for Compliance & Legislative Updates: Ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with state and federal requirements. Proactively recommend solutions for upcoming changes in legislation.
  • Maintains Payroll System: Partners with third party payroll systems to mitigate system errors and collaborates with key team members to implement updates and new functionalities.
  • Point of Contact for Information Requests: Employs a customer service mindset to resolve employee or agency questions and requests in a timely and thoughtful manner.



  • Evaluate and recommend a comprehensive and efficient process for company’s multi-state workforce, including but not limited to timekeeping, data entry, and reconciliation of payroll.
  • Research and implement new Payroll solution for company’s, in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Gather requirements and mitigate risks for entry into new states for both hourly and corporate hires.



  • Payroll processing is 100% on time, minimal errors.
  • Demonstrate SME level knowledge and gain the confidence of the business.
  • New Payroll system and processes are efficient and provide a self-service for Avengers, managers, and administrators.



  • Conscientious – organized and diligent around policy and procedure, taking care to ensure compliance and full resolution
  • Methodical – gains energy from a repeated behavior, consistently follows a process, is predictable and reliable
  • Confidence – quickly establishes themselves as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert
  • Inquisitive – ask questions to understand and gain perspective



  • 4 years of experience in Payroll managing a bi-monthly payroll for a mixed hourly and salaried workforce.
  • Has implemented a new payroll software such as (ADP, PayCom, Paychex, etc..)
  • CPP Designation highly preferred
  • Strong understanding of Payroll reporting and basic Accounting.
  • Strong understanding of Payroll, Finance, and HR functions and interdependencies with other functions
  • Self-starter with ability to work with little direction and produce results


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