Payroll Supervisor

Santa Monica, Los Angeles


The Payroll Supervisor will manage the organization’s payroll processes for a high growth multi-division entertainment company, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations. This position is a member of Corporate Accounting & Finance team and will report to Sr. Director of Accounting & Finance.


  • Prepare and maintain payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits (both standard and voluntary), garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions for exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates
  • Gather and examine timesheets for hourly employees to ensure their validity and accuracy, verify any inconsistencies
  • Ensure that compensation for overtime and double time is calculated at the appropriate rate, and that any types of leave are calculated accordingly, if applicable
  • Manage vacation, FMLA leave, and sick leave process and reporting
  • Prepare and assist in confirming that legally mandated and optional deductions have been processed correctly
  • Liaise with HR, Accounting & Finance for on-boarding and off-boarding to ensure changes to benefits are properly and accurately reflected and processed
  • Ensure proper payroll and benefit accounting & compliance and monthly reconciliation with general ledger
  • Assist managing the accuracy of 401(k) enrollment and off-boarding and any contribution changes that are applicable
  • Assist with various payroll audits by gathering records and documentation for auditors
  • Prepare and coordinate distribution of hard copies of W-2s to all current and terminated employees of W-2s in timely manner
  • Identify and recommend updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • BS degree in business, finance, accounting or related field
  • 4+ years of experience running corporate payroll
  • Extensive knowledge in payroll & accounting procedures and payroll tax laws & regulations
  • Working knowledge of general payroll tax requirements and understanding of how payroll transactions impact the general ledger
  • Self-motivated and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to operate independently and have the strong desire to work as a member of a team
  • High ethical standards, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be exceptionally detailed and results orientated
  • Preferred but not required - Certified Payroll Professional designation, HRIS system implementation and/or process improvement experience, multistate / international payroll environment for a growing company 

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category.


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