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Payroll Specialist

Anaheim, California
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
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The Payroll Specialist is a full-time, exempt position that processes entity-wide payrolls. This role audits and completes the accounting-related activities and all accounting functions related to recording payroll transactions/processes for multiple entities. This role compiles and prepares all payroll data and directs the computation of differential pay according to company policy. The Payroll Specialist works with the Payroll Manager regarding compliance with company policies and government regulations concerning payroll procedures. The Payroll Specialist is an integral player and interacts with a number of departments to achieve efficient and compliant payroll processes. The Payroll Specialist must understand multi-state jurisdictions for payroll processing (multiple states and cities).

  • Prepare and process accurate and timely bi-weekly payroll records, payroll tax, and compliance
  • Audit ABI time and attendance records for payroll processing
  • Prepare and process NHL and AHL player payrolls on a semi-monthly schedule
  • Support an environment that encourages, values, and delivers outstanding customer service
  • Ensure appropriate oversight and controls are in place for all processes and outputs to meet external, internal, and other compliance standards and regulations
  • Analyze and audit payrolls for accuracy
  • Implement methods and procedures for monitoring work activities, such as preparation of records of expenditures, progress reports, etc.
  • Audit Federal, State, and local compliance requirements and ensure overall compliance
  • Reconcile quarter/year-end payroll data (Quarterly Taxes/W2's)
  • Prepare and validate the annual NHL Schedule 18 (staffing and wages)
  • Other duties as assigned

Multiple Entity Accounting Responsibilities :
  • Prepare and input payroll accounting monthly journals for multiple accounting systems on different platforms
  • Oversee various payroll balance sheet accounts, analyses, and recommendations
  • Support the accounting and finance management team with ad-hoc reporting and reviewing payroll-related expenses on monthly financials, etc.
  • Manage the timeliness of recording payroll journals for the monthly close process and accurate financials
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of payroll accounting experience
  • Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated and possess strong organizational skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Business Central preferred
  • ABI time and attendance systems knowledge preferred
  • ADP Smart Compliance knowledge preferred
  • Workday and ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • Flexible schedule and able to work nights and weekends when required
  • Knowledge of team and arena operations helpful

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • Education - Some College, No Degree
  • Experience Required - 5+ Year's

Please note that this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "Fully vaccinated" means that the applicant can provide acceptable proof that the applicant has received, at least fourteen (14) days prior to the applicant's start date, either the final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or a single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines must be authorized and/or approved by the FDA. Applicants needing an exemption to this requirement due to medical, disability-related, religious or other protected reasons may request an exemption. The Company will engage in an interactive process to determine if an exemption to this requirement as a reasonable accommodation is appropriate.

This position is on-site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.
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  • Job Reference: 706383736-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AEG
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent