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Robert Half Payroll Supervisor/Manager/Director in El Segundo, California


Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced Payroll Manager to lead our clients payroll team in managing full-cycle payroll processing for 7000 employees across 9 different states on a weekly basis. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in payroll management, demonstrated leadership skills, and hands-on experience with UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) software.


Team Leadership:

  • Lead and manage a team of payroll professionals, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.

  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and professional development within the payroll department.

Payroll Processing:

  • Oversee the end-to-end payroll process, ensuring accurate and timely execution of payroll for 7000 employees across multiple states.

  • Manage and review payroll calculations, deductions, and withholdings to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Collaborate with HR and other departments to ensure accurate and timely processing of new hires, terminations, and other payroll-related changes.

UKG Expertise:

  • Utilize UKG software for payroll processing and stay updated on the latest features and enhancements.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve any issues related to UKG, working closely with the IT department or UKG support as needed.

Compliance and Reporting:

  • Stay informed about changes in payroll laws and regulations across different states and ensure compliance in all payroll activities.

  • Generate and review payroll reports for accuracy and completeness, providing insights to leadership as needed.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy in payroll processing.

  • Implement best practices to streamline payroll operations and reduce manual interventions.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in payroll management, with a focus on full-cycle processing.

  • Strong understanding of federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations.

  • Experience managing a payroll team.

  • Proficiency with UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) software is essential.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy.

*This role is based out of El Segundo

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