TargetCW - Corporate

Payroll Specialist

Job Locations US-CA-Carlsbad
Job ID 2021-7147
Human Resources
Direct Hire


Payroll Specialist

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Permanent roll

Urgent need: Start ASAP

Salary Target: $65k-$70K

***Excellent Benefits!***


Our leading Hospital and Healthcare client has an immediate need for an experienced Payroll Specialist.  Under supervision of the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Specialist will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of the company's payroll. The ideal candidate will live within commuting distance to the office in Carlsbad, CA as this is a hybrid role and will require them to come into the office a few days per month.


Job Duties:

  • Payroll processing of multi-state bi-weekly payroll of 2000 + employees
  • Process payroll transactions for new hires, terminations, employee changes, time-sheets and wage garnishments and ensure compliance with tax jurisdictions and policy
  • Display knowledge of appropriate tax laws, payroll deductions and tax rates
  • Respond to employee and internal teams when there are payroll inquiries including and not limited to employee verifications, pay details, vacation accruals, tax withholdings, etc. in a timely manner
  • Perform research when necessary to ensure compliance with changes in regulations
  • Perform payroll analysis and reconciliations as required
  • Insures proper use of payroll procedures and processes
  • Performs ad hoc duties and tasks as assigned or required.


  • Knowledge of federal and state wage and tax laws, FLSA and overtime requirements
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work well across multiple departments (Operations, Human Resources, Accounting, etc.)
  • Meets deadlines, prioritizes assignments, and multitasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, flexible, deadline-oriented and able to complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Minimum 3-5 years of multi-state payroll processing experience with high employee volume
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or accounting preferred
  • Experience with DayForce and/or ADP is a plus
  • FPC or CPP a plus

TargetCW is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious belief, or sexual orientation




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