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Payroll Specialist

CannabizTeam - Los Angeles, CA

Our client, a Leader in Cannabis Distribution throughout California, is seeking a Payroll Specialist to join their rapidly growing company. The Payroll Specialist implements and administers compliant payroll practices, manages benefits programs and builds out/maintains the Human Resource Information System (HRIS.) In order to do this effectively, the ideal candidate is organized, detail oriented and adept with learning and navigating systems. To ensure success, this role has a solid track record of consistent and successful payroll execution.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and administer accurate payroll via HRIS for both salaried and hourly employees on a bi-weekly basis
  • Administer off-cycle payments accurately and input into payroll system timely
  • Incorporate accurate deductions and reimbursements for benefits, expenses, etc. by utilizing data imports from other systems and/or manual inputs
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations or interface as required by finance
  • Coordinate any necessary details to ensure all quarterly and annual payroll related taxes are accurately filed
  • Serve as contact person for all payroll related issues
  • Ensure compliance with the regulatory environment in regard to payroll
  • Highlight consistent application of payroll policies and procedures throughout the organization
  • Create and distribute payroll reports and compensation information as directed
  • Assist with running and finalizing commission/bonus payment amounts due in collaboration with sales/finance
  • Manage audits, inquiries, government agencies, etc. regarding payroll, employment verification, and other similar items
  • Assist with implementation and administration of employee benefit programs
  • Ensure eligible employees are enrolled in benefits and separated employees are removed
  • Assemble data and information in order to complete required reporting and filing necessary for compliance and plan management
  • Review and verify benefit premium statements, identify discrepancies and take action to resolve
  • Train line managers so they understand payroll and benefits basics and their role with communication, time management, etc.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


Job Skills & Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years minimum of payroll experience
  • Basic understanding of benefits administration
  • 1-3 years of experience using an HRIS to manage payroll and employee data
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of wage and hour laws and the legal and regulatory requirements for payroll/benefits
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Intermediate Skills in Microsoft Office with solid knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with Google Suite and/or Smart Sheets is preferred
  • General Math/Accounting Skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and grace
  • Cannabis experience a plus


Compensation: $70,000 - $90,000


If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below - all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.

CannabizTEMP is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. TEAM100

Posted On: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Compensation: 65,000 - 90,000

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