Director of Payroll - Exciting Company - Hiring ASAP! in Los Angeles, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/4/2020

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Job Description

Vaco is seeking an accomplished and innovative leader to oversee and lead our clients payroll department to ensure a high standard of payroll operations and service. This position oversees a Payroll Manager and Payroll staff. In addition, this role will allow the opportunity to work with a consulting company that provides services to the education sector. The ideal candidate will have extensive payroll management experience within larger, multi-site organizations, as well as strong knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations, compliance requirements and payroll best practices. He/She will have strong leadership traits in addition to an entrepreneurial mindset. This opportunity includes a very attractive and exciting benefits package (bonus, 4 week vacation, holidays, robust health plans, matching 401k and more!!)


-Oversee all client payroll and a staff of 15 employees

- Keeping clients compliant with taxing agencies in each state in which they operate

- Setting up new clients and training as well as transitioning their payroll and appropriate documents

- Processing regular and special payroll runs in addition to recording journal entries in accounting systems

- Reporting necessary info to clients retirement agencies

- Originate and lead practices & objectives within the payroll & HR services department that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce

- Oversight of department hiring and staffing, training and development to ensure the team is adequately functioning and supported to work together to exude common goals

- Refine processes and tools to better asses payroll and HR services staff performance and growth

- Continuously examine existing processes in search of new years to improve efficiency and service

- Continuously evaluate available technology systems to ensure the best possible client experience and internal efficiency

- Continuously refine and improve the onboarding/training of new staff members and ensure a clear career path for each

- Serve as a liaison to various charter authorizers, counties, state and federal agencies for all payroll and HR issues when appropriate

- Foster significant employee and client communication and feedback, and proactively determine and coordinate additional training and opportunities for learning for clients and internal staff

- Work with school leaders and other executives to ensure payroll and HR information is properly communicated

- Develop and maintain long-term relationships with client leadership and staff

- Mentor staff to ensure continued professional growth within the company

- Help ensure internal policies are compliant with regulations

- Work directly with CEO to: research new service lines are being offered to existing and potential clients, research expansion opportunities and determine viability, continuously re-evaluate internal benefits offered to employees to ensure that the company is the absolute best place to work

- 20-30% of travel is involved


- Bachelors degree in accounting, business administration, Human Resources, Management, or related field.

- Masters Degree is preferred.

- 7+ years of managerial experience, including oversight and development of Payroll staff.

- Knowledge of Non-profit accounting experience

- Local, State, and Federal employment and fair labor practices regulations, as well as employee relations, safety and compliance practices

- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to relate and build affinity with staff at all levels within the organization

- Exceptional customer service skills

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- High organizational skills with attention to detail

- Self starter: ability to prioritize and multi-task without daily direct supervision

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel.

- Abila/MIP Non-profit accounting and various payroll software

- Purposes, methods, and practices of financial and accounting recordkeeping.

- Excellent and effective use of English grammar and communication skills (oral and written).