Payroll Manager

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Pandora is hiring a Payroll Manager to join our Oakland, CA headquarters.  We are seeking a self-motivated, system savvy, team player with a wide variety of payroll management experience, including experience within a rapidly growing publicly traded company environment. This position will supervise payroll staff on a day-to-day basis to ensure timely and accurate payroll processing. In addition, this position will be an important partner for HR and Finance to ensure that process improvements and corporate initiatives are implemented ensuring that the payroll team is able to keep pace with the rapid growth of the company both domestically and internationally.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accurate and timely end to end processing of US multi-state and international payrolls
  • Supervise day-to-day work of payroll staff, including providing direction for tasks, coordinating priorities and resources, and providing guidance on performance and development opportunities
  • Review current payroll, benefits and tax procedures and partner with HR to recommend and implement process improvements to establish best-practices
  • Research discrepancies of payroll information and/or documentation to ensure payroll accuracy
  • Assist with identifying and resolving employee payroll issues
  • Support internal and external audits, domestic and international
  • Ensure compliance with all internal policies and controls as well as compliance with external laws and regulatory guidance, including SOX
  • Prepare relevant reports and analysis for management, including monthly, quarterly and year-end for payroll and business partners
  • Monitor tax notices, wage orders, and governmental correspondences; record tax payments and perform reconciliations in a timely manner
  • Initial contact for all inquiries by internal/external parties relating to U.S. payroll and benefit expense and balance sheet accounts
  • Participate in Workday system implementations and upgrades, perform user testing

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Other Degree combined with relevant experience
  • 4-6 years payroll management experience with a growing publicly-traded company
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation, preferred
  • Workday HR and/or Payroll experience, preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State wage laws.
  • Exposure to international payroll design, setup and processing.
  • Must be a team player and highly organized.
  • Must have a positive “Can Do” attitude.

 

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Pandora is also a VEVRAA federal contractor. Pandora requests priority referrals of protected veterans from each ESDS, as required by regulation.

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