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Payroll Lead

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Ghirardelli Associates

San Jose, CA

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As the Payroll Lead, this team member will be responsible all activities for payroll processing including record keeping, filing tax reports and preparing accounting transactions. Also work closely in collaboration with various departments including Human Resources, Operations and Accounting to ensure accuracy and successful completion of all transactions as well as compliance associated with payroll. The Payroll Lead is critical to the overall success in day-to-day operations within our Accounting Department. Attention to detail and accuracy is critical in this position.


* Responsible for the full cycle, weekly, biweekly, multi-location and international payroll process, ensuring timely and accurate payrolls working with in-house payroll processing environment.

* Accomplishes payroll human resource objectives by selecting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees and communicating job expectations.

* Be the Subject Matter Export on all payroll laws, compliance, etc. in the countries Parker Drilling has International Payroll.

* Work with Human Resources to ensure benefit deductions are accurate.

* Processes payroll records for all new employees, including W-4 information.

* Prepare/process/transmit federal and state tax funding files and reports in a timely manner.

* Processes child support deductions and garnishments, and ensure checks are distributed.

* Assist with account reconciliations and other payroll controls such as balancing payroll results to payroll tax returns and to year-end Form W-2 statements.

* Interface with accounting department, banks and other outside sources regarding payroll policies and interpretation, pay computations, direct deposits.

* Train team members on new or enhanced operation procedures and policies.

* Identify process improvement initiatives and define standards for new processes.

* Cover for team members in back-up role for vacation and/or high-volume work efforts.

* Approve and release manual off-cycle check payments.

* Assist in processing all tax deposits and file returns and compliance reporting. Review and reconciled yearly payroll information with tax vendors.

* Additional projects as assigned.

* Ability to effectively supervise team members and work as a member of that team and organize work activities for other members of that team.


* Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Finance, Accounting or Business management.

* 2 years Supervisory experience.

* Minimum 5 years of multi-location, payroll processing experience with hourly, salaried, exempt, and non-exempt employees.

* Experience with Ajera payroll systems a plus.

* Experience in a shared service environment and solid understanding of Payroll and HR cycles.

* Ability to effectively supervise team members and work as a member of that team and organize work activities for other members of that team.

* Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.

* Strong time management skills.

* Proficient Microsoft user to include Excel (Vlookup and Pivots) a plus.

* Ability to adapt to changing environment and support of multiple levels of employees.

* Ability to analyze/interpret data and take appropriate action.

* Ability & interest in training other team members.

* Some knowledge of tax reciprocity rules and regulations.

* FPC or CPP Certification a plus.


Ghirardelli Associates, Inc provides an Attractive Salary and competitive benefits package


9 paid holidays

Education Benefits


Medical, Dental, Vision, 100% for employee only coverage

Life insurance and supplement life available

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