California Water Service Company Jobs – Payroll Manager

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Job Description:

The Payroll Manager manages the processing of the bi-weekly payroll for all Company employees (Union and Non -Union) located in five states and five separate companies. Manages Workday Payroll, Time and Absence, tax compliance and integrations to the general ledger, and other third party vendors. This position is located at Customer Support Services in San Jose, California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the functional lead in all applications associated with Workday Payroll, ADP payroll and tax filings, Time and Absence, including system modifications, and reporting
  • Manages staff including prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance reviews, provide training, coaching and overseeing the development of staff
  • Collaboration with inter-departments to implement system modifications to improve efficiency, and document the payroll process and procedures
  • Supports the monthly payroll related general ledger account reconciliations
  • Manages processes to review timesheets, wage computation, and other information to detect, reconcile, and resolve payroll discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Ensures payroll journals and allocations are process as per close schedule
  • Attends meetings and trainings as directed by California Water Service
  • Develops and maintains internal controls over Time and Absence and responsible for all aspects of full cycle payroll
  • Participates in and supports the Company’s Continuous Improvement program and projects
  • Manages processing of the Workday and third party bi-weekly payroll and issues statements of earnings and deductions
  • Understanding Company’s Union employee processing and reporting requirements
  • Ensures all payroll processes are in compliance with SOX and Public Utility Commission process/reporting requirements, and accurately represent data integrity and best practices
  • Performs other duties as assigned to fulfill business operational needs and objectives
  • Coordinates responses to requests from internal and external auditors as well as management
  • Ensures payroll processing is in compliance company policy, and with State & Federal regulations

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with agencies, consultants, customers, employees, and vendors
  • Five plus years of Payroll and Time and Absences, including Workday (desired)
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage Workday Payroll, Time and Absence (desired)
  • Certified Payroll Professional
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate employees
  • Ability to establish and maintain accurate record
  • Detail-oriented and experienced in analyzing and improving processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable state, federal and local laws, and regulations
  • Ability to interpret and apply business and governmental laws and regulations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Five plus years of experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll tax laws and filing requirements for various states
  • Five plus years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting or finance with a focus in payroll
  • Skill in preparing concise written reports, policies, and procedures

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Jose, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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