Randstad Payroll Manager in Oakland, California

Payroll Manager


Oakland, CA

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Randstad Finance & Accounting

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The Position Mission

The Payroll Manager (Temporary) will own the payroll strategy and deliver a best-in-class payroll function, integrated with stakeholders such as benefits, finance, and accounting. This manager will lead and work alongside a team to process payroll, respond to Sfunster inquiries, manage reporting of all international, federal, state, county and local payroll taxes, and reconciles payroll accounts in accordance with SOX requirements.


  • Deliver accurate and on-time payroll processing in a public-company environment, including routine semi-monthly on-cycles and various off-cycles based on business need

  • Ensure company compliance with provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other payroll related regulations

  • Deliver reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies

  • Responsible for ensuring routine payroll tax reconciliation is timely and accurate, including necessary agency reporting and W-2 form distribution

  • Ensure that payroll audit procedures are developed, including internal checks and balances as required

  • Ensure team responds with high degree of service excellence to payroll and tax inquiries from management, employees, and outside agencies

  • Partner to ensure successful completion of internal and external audits (workers comp, finance, 401K, & insurance services) and implementation of audit findings and recommendations

  • Identify and coordinate changes in policy and procedures governed by federal, state and local laws that affect the payroll practices


  • Collaboration and Relationship Building - Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.

  • Results Management - Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.

  • Team Leadership - Sets clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable group goals and expectations that are aligned with those of the organization.

  • Critical Judgment - Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

  • Customer Service - Integrates the ideas and needs of stakeholders in developing feasible strategies to achieve goals. Obtains stakeholder acceptance of and support for those strategies.

  • Problem Solving - Probes all fruitful sources for answers, and thinks outside the box to find options. Uses the good ideas of others to help develop solutions. Seeks advice from those who ve solved similar problems.

  • Influence and Liaisonship - Thoughtfully intervenes in conflicts to improve communication, diffuse tension, and resolve problems. Seeks to find common ground and preserve relationships.

  • Diversity and Inclusion - The ability to account for one s own and other s world views and identify opportunities, make decisions, and resolve conflicts in ways that optimizes differences for better, longer lasting, and more creative solutions


  • Hands on payroll processing and accounting, including bonus and benefits payments for salaried and hourly employees

  • Administer all payroll financial systems ensuring integrity and integration of payroll data into the appropriate financial and management reporting systems

  • Manage third-party vendors and maintenance of all payroll related reports, including governmental and regulatory filings

  • Maintain the HRIS payroll interface and payroll-related general ledger entries

  • Review monthly GL account entries and reconciliation related to payroll accounts

  • Ensure payroll tax liability account reconciliations are maintained properly

  • Deliver timely applications for new state registrations and tax withholdings

  • Serve as a key liaison during a variety of company audits

  • Collaborate with Tax Function on all payroll tax related matters and General Accounting related to month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process

  • Determine and execute solutions to daily processing issues


  • Extensive payroll management experience in a global, multi-state, public company environment with 1,000+ employees

  • Advanced understanding of general payroll practices and related IRS and State regulations necessary

  • Advanced system skills including HRIS (Ultimate Software specifically), time tracking, payroll systems, and stock plan reporting

  • Advanced excel skills (especially pivot tables and look ups)

  • Thorough knowledge of payroll-related state, legal, tax, and compliance requirements

  • Working knowledge of compensation principles

  • Strong leadership, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Excellent management and organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to interface and establish rapport with all levels of the organization

  • A proactive, high energy attitude geared towards achieving continuous improvement

  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, rapidly evolving, and data driven organization

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