Senior Payroll Clerk
Goodwill Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Posted in Not for Profit and Charities


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Job Description
Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused - on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It's always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Primary Responsibility / Summary

Goodwill SoCal seeks an experienced Payroll Clerk to prepare and process payroll information. Additionally, this role also processes special payments and deductions when necessary. This position is in-person, based at Goodwill's Los Angeles Campus (near Dodger Stadium).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data into the payroll system.
  • Reviews wages computed and corrects errors prior to process of payroll. Responds to payroll related inquiries.
  • Audits and imports benefit files from Benefit Unit.
  • Processes and researches garnishments; communicates with employees/requesters related to garnishments.
  • Prepares or processes manual paychecks and pay cards for payroll adjustments, special pay, retro pay, termination pay and other extraordinary payroll.
  • Researches discrepancies of payroll data for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing.
  • Files payroll documents, correspondence and other items in a timely manner.
  • Prepares journal entries in accounting software as requested. Reconciles GL accounts and works with GL accountant on out-of-balances.
  • Runs report and audits clock numbers for new hires, terminations, and transfers.
  • Runs and distributes payroll registers and related reports to the responsible departments.
  • Works with other Departments on payroll adjustments, refunds, additional deductions, setting up loans, processing loan payment, special events, meal tickets and others as assigned.
  • Researches and responds to Federal and State tax inquiries
  • Acts as the back-up supervisor in Payroll Supervisor's absence.
  • Places supply orders for Payroll Department.


  • Qualifications:

    Minimum 3 years of HR/Payroll experience. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, some college preferred. A firm understanding of payroll law. Previous experience with payroll systems preferably in a SaaS environment. Knowledgeable in wage withholding orders. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.Human Resources and Payroll systems experience. Bi-lingual and non-profit experience preferred. Able to work flexible shifts and overtime when needed.Ability to handle confidential information. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Punctual and dependable attendance. Background and Drug Screen required for employment. Understands the basic philosophy of Goodwill.COVID Vaccination Verification.
    Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
    Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.
    Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities
    In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.
    It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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