Senior ­­­­Payroll Clerk

The J. Paul Getty Trust

Los Angeles, CA

Requisition Number 2018-3265

Regular Full-Time

Applies advanced knowledge of payroll processes and federal, state, and company policies to ensure employees are paid accurately and in a timely manner. Ensures employee data is entered accurately in HR/Payroll system. Communicates with and responds to staff regarding inquiries related to payroll.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews, audits, and analyzes time cards for accuracy and completeness using a computerized timekeeping system. Maintains employee leaves of absence. Applies federal, state wage and hour laws along with company policies and procedures to ensure payroll is properly administered. Processes timecard data using payroll software program. Runs and reconciles payroll reports to ensure accuracy of time data as well as proper earnings distribution
  • Analyzes tasks/requests to determine appropriate course of action in a timely manner
  • Enters all employee data into HRMS system, including new hire setup, status changes, terminations, pay increases, and leaves of absence. Enters and maintains employee schedules in timekeeping application
  • Processes payroll deduction payments, garnishments, taxes and miscellaneous payroll reports
  • May counsel employees where special payroll problems are involved
  • Prepares miscellaneous reports for various departments and organizations
  • Completes special projects as assigned


  • High School/GED or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field a plus, but not necessary
  • 3-5 years working in a payroll environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Excel, Word
  • Knowledge of computerized time keeping and payroll systems such as Kronos Workforce and PeopleSoft
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask effectively with changing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail

We offer a first-class work environment and excellent benefits on your first day of employment including:

  • Medical (choice of 3 health plans and dependent coverage available)
  • Dental and Vision
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal time
  • Employee Retirement Savings Program, includes an employer contribution and match
  • Free Fitness Center on-site
  • Life Insurance
  • Direct deposit, rideshare program, EAP and more
  • Alternate work week with every other Friday off

For additional information about this position or to apply, please visit: EOE.

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