Payroll Director

Beacon Resources - Valencia, CA


Beacon Resources seeks a Payroll Director with a strong Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) background for a company in the Santa Clarita Valley on an interim basis, with a strong possibility of direct hire as well.

Job - The Payroll Director will provide extensive payroll support for various domestic operations while overseeing payroll strategy and process. You will report to a VP of Human Resources, and you will be responsible for payroll processing, data entry, and organizing employee files. The company’s bi-weekly payroll cycle is for at least two thousand (2,000) employees. The Payroll Director will also drive all system upgrades

Culture/Environment – You will join a company with awesome team and coworkers. You will have growth opportunities for those who are willing to learn and work. The environment is challenging and entrepreneurial. Employees are dedicated and passionate about their jobs. Management is looking to best to position the company for growth. You can see this in their investment in people, resources and facilities.

Compensation/Benefits – On an interim basis, hourly rate begins at $65/hour, and increases DOE. Should you be hired on a direct hire basis, salary range starts at $135,000/year, and increases DOE. The company offers good benefits and perks (discounts on tickets and events).



  • Manage payroll specialists and eventually manage Payroll Managers
  • Review and process payrolls
  • Maintain the payroll process by directing the collection, calculation, data entry, review, and payroll approval
  • Double-check all employee contributions to their 401K plans
  • Hire and train payroll personnel
  • Suggest implementation and upgrades of current payroll software programs
  • Present payroll reports, via PowerPoint and conference calls with Director-level management
  • Sign off on all equity compensation tax withholding matters
  • Approve all manual checks


  • Oversee any compliance and internal controls issues involving payroll, including compliance with SOX 404 key controls

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)

  • Perform System Testing of Updates
  • Analyze and Report HRIS Data via recording specific metrics such as employee hours vis-à-vis their pay stubs
  • Train Payroll Personnel on usage of all new features on all software upgrades
  • Train Payroll Personnel on all new user documentation
  • Assist with System Maintenance during all software periods

Human Resources

  • Collaborate with other departments (HR, IT, Legal, Tax, IA departments) on all personnel matters



  • At least ten (10) years of substantive payroll experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Domestic and international payroll experience
  • Managerial experience with payroll specialists
  • Eligible to work in the United States with the status of a Permanent Resident or US Citizen


  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Designation




  • Intermediate Level Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Expert Level Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (v-lookups, pivot tables, IF Formulas)
  • Expert Level Proficiency in UltiPro
  • At least five (5) years of experience with a timekeeping program such as Kronos
  • Ability to use metrics to maintain and improve the payroll process
  • Previous implementation experience


  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task efficiently and cooperate with fellow professionals in various disciplines and both office and out-of-office environments
  • Ability to take on a substantial workload to lead the team through example if needed
  • Detail oriented, with high level of ethics and integrity
  • Must be willing to develop and grow with the company and have the desire to take on more responsibility
  • Superior communication skills (oral, written)



  • Expert-level Excel proficiency in v-lookups, offsets, index/matches, IF formulas, pivot tables, table formatting, chart creation, and other Excel functions
  • ADP Workforce Now experience

For immediate consideration, email your resume in MS Word format to me. I will hold all inquiries in the strictest confidence.


Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $65.00 to $70.00 /hour


  • Payroll Managerial: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off

Employment Length:

  • Varies

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail