Payroll Manager in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

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Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused – on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Manages the Payroll department to ensure all payroll related functions are performed in the most accurate, efficient and effective manner. Coordinates and collaborates with all departments to facilitate the payroll process. Essential Duties & Responsibilities1.   Develops processes and procedures and provides guidance for the payroll department to streamline the payroll process and to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all payroll entries and transactions.

2.   Be proactive in recommending and implementing changes by removing unnecessary roadblocks and resolving system obstacles.

3.   Responsible for administering, modifying and enforcing the payroll processing schedule. Coordinates the activities of the Payroll Department with other departments such as Human Resources and Accounting through which payroll-related activities exist.

4.   Administers and controls the adjustment pay, and termination pay process.

5.   Develops and maintains an accurate and timely method of reporting payroll data to the accounting department and external agencies as required. Works with department heads and designated staff to address specific concerns and meet needs of individual departments.

6.   Take lead role for all payroll department reporting, data analysis and audit projects.

7.   Monitors reconciliation of garnishments, tax levies, general deductions and payroll-related employment inquiries.

8.   Be aware of changes in payroll laws of federal, state and local agencies by attending seminars and reading payroll law newsletters and ensures that the Company is in compliance with these laws.

9.   Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, developing and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

10. Ensures proper training and cross training of the payroll staff.

11. Recommends and implements updates/changes to the payroll system, and time keeping systems on needed basis.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities
Other duties and special projects as assigned.  


Education & Experience •         8+ years of managerial experience.        

•         10+ years of Payroll experience.

•         Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required.

•         Non-profit experience preferred.

•         High degree of ethics and integrity.

•         Abilities to work with all levels of employees.

•         Excellent communication and people skills.

•         Strong attention to details, strong sense of urgency and ownership.


Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. 
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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