Administrative, Clerical, Support Services, Human Resources, Other
We are seeking a bright, creative, goal-oriented, high energy and hardworking individual to fill our Senior Payroll Specialist position. Candidates should be self-starters with a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize their workload to ensure timely issue resolution. While reporting to the Payroll Director, the person in this position will be responsible for leading the daily, bi-weekly, quarterly, and year-end payroll process while ensuring adherence to all applicable federal and state regulations and to deadlines and utilize resources to meet those deadlines.
Reports to: Payroll Director
Essential Job Functions: Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of full cycle payrolls for 2,000+ associates which includes the processing of: leave of absence payments, retroactive payments, commissions, bonuses, garnishments, adjustments and terminations Manage payroll imports EIBs into Workday Update, audit and maintain payroll records to ensure accuracy of data. Communicate to managers, employees and co-workers on payroll-related issues, company policies and procedures. Review and discuss issues with the Payroll Director; recognizing when an issue must be escalated to another area for resolution. Monitor payroll inbox and provide employee assistance in a timely manner to ensure quality customer service. Generate reports for finance, human resources and third-party vendors Perform daily/bi-weekly/monthly payroll reconciliations including earnings, on-demand checks, ADP tax & garnishment reversed-wires, and Chase bank accounts reconciliations. Perform bi-weekly wage upload to Global Share. Assist payroll director with ADP outstanding tax filing items. Other tasks as assigned
Skills and Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or 5 years of progressive experience in automated payroll processing Fundamental Payroll Certification or Certified Payroll Professional preferred but not required Strong Knowledge of state and federal wage and state tax laws and overtime requirements Working knowledge of general payroll protocols and accounting principles Advanced skill utilizing payroll, timekeeping, and ADP tax systems to include Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and Outlook) Highly analytical with a working knowledge of general payroll protocols and accounting principles Ability to take initiative and ownership of multiple projects to timely completion and work will under time pressure Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills Self-starter and ability to think outside the box
About Essex Property Trust
Essex Property Trust, Inc., is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Since its founding in 1971, Essex has made a commitment to the vibrant coastal economies in which we operate, we continually push to innovate, improve, and add value to the lives of our residents, associates, and shareholders.
Working at Essex is more than just a job. We believe our employees deserve a rewarding career with opportunities to grow their knowledge, skills and experiences, and we pride ourselves on five values to ensure we're staying true to ourselves and the communities that we serve: act with integrity, care about what matters, do right with urgency, lead at every level and seek fairness.
Our employee experience is driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse team of people with common values. We pursue excellence at every turn and aim to re-imagine our people programs with technology-driven innovations, upgrading and standardizing how we work, and offering programs that allow our employees to achieve physi...cal, mental and financial well-being. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career, knowing we’re always dreaming up what is next at Essex.