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Payroll Manager

Anaheim, CA 92801

Posted: 03/03/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Finance & Accounting Job Number: 84212

Job Description

Motive is a full service, self-performing, turnkey, infrastructure solutions provider for the wireless and wireline telecommunications industry. We are a single point of accountability for designing, building, upgrading, and maintaining your networks. No project hands-off minimizes overall development time & cost and maximizes quality control. Our areas of expertise are Site Acquisition, Architecture, Engineering & Design, Project & Construction Management, Installation & Maintenance, Product Sales & Distribution.

The Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the processing of company payroll and corporate Time and Attendance.  They ensure accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions, plus proper governmental reporting and compliance.  They prepare statistical reports as needed.

  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Hires and trains new staff in the department.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.
  • Ensures proper payment of wages and salaries by supervising the preparation of, and assuring that the payroll system is correctly processing, salaries and reported hours worked, correctly utilizing paid leave and holiday pay, correctly accruing compensatory time, and correctly computing overtime.
  • Assures that the payroll system is working as expected and in compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations by establishing controls, monitoring results, and collaborating with Human Resources and IT to modify and adapt programming, processing methods, and reporting in response to changes in regulations, withholding rates, reporting needs, etc.
  • Oversees and monitors employees' eligibility to work in the United States and proper tax treatment of wages of international employees.
  • Generates records of each payroll showing each payee, hours worked for nonexempt employees), wages paid, associated withholdings for retirement, benefits, and other contributions, and taxes withheld, supervises the maintenance of payroll records and accounts, and prepares journal entries related to payroll in a timely manner.
  • Monitors control procedures related to the preparation and disbursement of direct deposits of payroll checks.
  • Ensures the timely completion of all payroll tax reporting requirements and the issuance of W-2s.
  • Responds to all payroll audit requests.
  • Prepares periodic reports regarding relevant retirement, Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI), federal withholding, state withholding, unemployment compensation, and other related reports of expenditures and balances of various accounts by compiling, researching, and analyzing data.
  • Facilitates employee participation in various voluntary payroll deduction options by processing voluntary deduction forms, which includes verifying employee eligibility and checking the accuracy of completed forms; and by ensuring the authorized deductions are made from employee paychecks and disbursed to the proper agencies and/or companies designated by the employee.
  • Develops a competent and efficient payroll staff by supervising accountants and accounting technicians, assigning and monitoring their tasks. 
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by their supervisors.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field, required.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Proficient with payroll software (ADP).
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

Salary Range:  $100-$125K

Motive Energy Telecommunications provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits historically or culturally associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress and religious grooming), color, age (40 and over), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), medical condition (as defined under state law), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under section 12801.9 of the California Vehicle Code), ancestry, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, parental status, domestic partner status, citizenship status, pregnancy (including perceived pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or pregnancy-related conditions), military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Motive Energy Telecommunications complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Motive Energy Telecommunications expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected categories.
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