Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is working with a large Consulting and Engineering Firm in Pasadena, CA.  We are seeking a temp to hire Payroll Specialist. This role will be hybrid with flexibility in scheduling. This Company provides a great place to work with a lot of potential for advancement. 


  • Executes established controls to ensure data integrity and accuracy of employee payroll data.
  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of payroll in accordance to legal requirements and company policies.
  • Audits and loads time data from OTL (Oracle Time and Labor) or other sources such as Excel spreadsheet.
  • Understands the flow of data from HR, OTL through to general ledger.
  • Processes manual check requests in accordance to legal and business units’ requirements and company policies.
  • Performs special payroll related calculations such as retroactive payments, time off accruals, etc.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships and communication with business unit HR and payroll contacts.
  • Inputs and maintains payroll data such as direct deposit, garnishments, bonuses etc.
  • Reviews and coordinate payroll processing calendar/schedules.
  • Audits pre and post payroll process.
  • Exercises good judgment in the application and interpretation of company policies, union contracts and legal regulations as they relate to payroll.
  • Responds to HR staff and employees regarding payroll matters.
  • May assist in the review and input of federal and state W4 data and local tax withholding set up.
  • Creates and maintains excel reports.
  • May perform general ledger analysis related to payroll accounts.
  • Data analysis and testing of new extensions

Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge of computerized payroll systems
  • Knowledge of payroll regulations such as federal and state wage and hour laws, and tax laws.
  • Must be able to perform basic to moderate math calculations.
  • Must have the ability to perform detail analysis.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to research, analyze and resolve payroll related issues and to maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem resolution skills.
  • Good tenure with jobs

Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of computerized payroll systems, preferably PayForce, ADP Reporting, Pay@work, Vantage
  • Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Excel and Oracle Time and Labor

$25- $28 per hour 

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