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Payroll Manager

Company: Confidential Location: CA
Industry: Restaurant City/Region: Los Angeles Metro
Commitment: Full Time Contract Type: Direct Hire
Practice Area: Accounting Compensation: Competitive Compensation
Education: Relevant Work Experience

Our client is in the Food and Beverage/Restaurant industry and is looking for a Payroll Manager to join their Accounting team! This role will report to the CFO directly and work closely with the rest of the Accounting department. Ideal candidate must have experience building a Payroll team from scratch and implementing correct processes and procedures. Having experience handling 3,000+ employees will be required. Our client is continuing to grow in various states!


  • Supervise the multi-state payroll process for over 3,000 employees to ensure timely and proper payment, including garnishments, benefits, and taxes
  • Review current payroll, benefits, and tax procedures in order to recommend and partner with the operations and HR teams to implement changes leading to best-practice operations
  • Ensure timely updates of payroll records including new hires, terminations, transfers, promotions, and wage rate changes
  • Experience working with these payroll systems: Crunchtime and Stratex
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local labor laws and regulations and ensure the time-keeping and payroll systems are able to comply (i.e. meal breaks, reporting pay, spread of hours, etc)
  • Partner with the accounting team to resolve discrepancies in payroll reconciliations

Skills Required:

  • Ability to manage and lead staff
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, changing work environment
  • Proactive and takes initiative
  • Highly organized

Experience Desired:

  • 8-10 years of experience managing a multi-state payroll department with a high volume of hourly employees
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Knowledge of payroll operations best practices for world class employee experience
  • Restaurant or retail experience a plus, but not required

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