The Los Angeles Film School
  • - Accounting
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 24.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401-K, FSA, Life, EAP, PTO

The School is seeking to bring a Payroll Staff to join our growing team. This position will be part of the Business Office department reporting to the Business Operations Associate Director. This role requires a detail-oriented individual who can handle multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy.  Individual must be a self-starter, have strong communication and problem-solving skills and has a working knowledge of State labor laws and Accounting.


Essential Functions

  • Processes payroll for over 600+ employees of the School including, but not limited to, review of timesheets and labor distribution reports.
  • Prepares month-end payroll journal entries including payroll and PTO accruals, payroll related reclassifications and payroll bank reconciliation items.
  • Review detailed payroll reports for completeness and accuracy.
  • Generates and prepares various payroll reports, including vacation reports, overtime reports and employee headcount reports.
  • Create manual check requests for terminations and pay adjustments.
  • Respond to all employees' inquiries in a timely and respectful manner.
  • Maintains appropriate controls, including verifying Human Resources (HR) changes to the payroll system, comparing roster of employees to pay register, etc.
  • Maintain highest level of confidentiality for all employee payroll and personnel records.
  • Evaluate payroll best practices to identify opportunities for increased effectiveness, efficiency, compliance and quality customer service.
  • Enforce established payroll related policies, procedures and regulations and adherence to School and Governmental policies.
  • Assists in yearend audits and tax reviews including W2.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


 Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business-related course, preferred
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in Payroll with a working knowledge of labor laws, accounting and cost center structure
  • Basic to advanced computer skills required (Excel, Word, spreadsheet and formula-vlookup, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong time management, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the proven ability to analyze processes and suggest and implements new processes for continued improvement
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and able to monitor own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
  • Dependable, can follow instructions and responds to management direction, meet productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner
  • Excellent customer service
  • Team player
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and plan work activities and uses time efficiently
  • Open and willing to learn and adapt well to changes and pressures in the workplace including dealing with frequent change, delays and unexpected events
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
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