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Payroll Manager-Hybrid Role

Company: Clover-Stornetta Farms Inc
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About the Role

You will be a key member of a close knit and collaborative Accounting and Finance team. Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, you will plan, develop, interpret, and implement all activities of the Payroll Department. You will lead the Payroll function and represent the company's interests in all payroll, payroll accounting and pension matters. You will oversee the in-house compensation processing associated with a multi-location company comprised of 250+ Union and Non-Union employees.

This position is a hybrid role: remote and in our Petaluma office


* Oversee maintenance of an accurate, efficient (HRIS - Payroll System- ADP) in coordination with the HR and Finance Departments. This includes the production of the payroll processing and meeting critical deadlines involving employee compensation and related taxes and benefits payments and related reports.
* Conduct regular system and process audits to ensure data integrity and compliance.
* Ensure compliance with federal and state taxing authority requirements through continuous education of existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions; analyzing impact on payroll system.
* Interpret, explain and apply a variety of laws and regulations governing payroll administration.
* Collaborate with, consult and advise company management, supervisors and employees on the interpretation and application of Payroll guidelines/policies, Federal and State regulations and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) standards and procedures.
* Communicate organization-wide payroll policies and processes regarding earnings, deductions, timekeeping as well as government compliance reporting. Develop written procedures to document processes & rationale behind decision-making.
* Maintain excellent working relationships with business partners and develop relationships with company stakeholders that inspire confidence and cooperation.
* Direct departmental audits to ensure the accuracy of reporting and compliance with company policy and procedure. Provide support to third party auditors and/or external auditors.
* Recommend improved payroll processing and reporting methods and procedures.
* May represent the company's interests at local meetings, including arbitration hearings.
* Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Team

* College degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting strongly preferred. High school diploma or GED required.
* Minimum of 5-7 years of in-house payroll processing and reporting requirements. Union payroll experience highly desirable.
* Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations (internal & external) governing the preparation and processing of voluntary pre- and post-tax deductions, and involuntary deductions, calculation of employee taxes, tax reporting, record retention and payroll accounting.
* Minimum 2 years hands on experience with ADP.
* Minimum 3 years of recent related supervisory and/or managerial level payroll systems knowledge.
* CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) certification highly desirable; FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) strongly preferred.
* Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
* Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
* Strategic, innovative thinker who is results-oriented and flexible.
* Proactive, problem solver who is able to develop creative solutions and has a strong commitment to customer service.

We value Clover Sonoma's company culture and values and an ideal candidate would: Have an overwhelmingly positive attitude; Value and listen to other team members; Possess the aptitude for creative problem solving and critical thinking; and Have the courage to do the right thing even when difficult or unpopular.

About Clover Sonoma

Third-generation family owned and operated, Clover Sonoma is recognized as a leader at the forefront of the dairy industry. The Petaluma-based company in Northern California's beautiful Sonoma County was the first dairy in the United States to become American Humane Certified, and hold its partnership of family-owned dairy farms to a higher standard by developing its own unique Clover Promise of Excellence. Clover Sonoma is proud to bring conscious dairy products direct from its farms to consumers. As a Certified B Corporation -, the company uses its business as a force for good, and its passionate support of animal welfare, sustainable business practices, and local community have always been hallmarks of the business. Each year the company gives back at least five percent of its profits to support these passions under its Clover Cares program. For more information, please visit and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Clover Sonoma is a proud equal opportunity employer. We value and embrace diversity for the benefit of our employees, our consumers, our products, our community and the planet. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace for everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, age, religion, marital status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Clover-Stornetta Farms Inc, Petaluma , Payroll Manager-Hybrid Role, Executive , Petaluma, California

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