Colony Northstar

  • Manager, Payroll

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date
    4 months ago(4/25/2018 6:55 PM)
    Operations - Human Resources/Payroll
  • Overview

    Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) is a leading global investment management firm that manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. Colony Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles with over 400 employees in offices located across 19 cities in ten countries. 


    Colony Capital is seeking an experienced Payroll Manager to sit in our Human Resources Department. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of global payroll across multiple entities on a semi-monthly and bi-weekly basis and manage international and domestic payroll, garnishments, time management, workers’ compensation audits, maintaining vacation/sick/personal accruals, and journal entries, etc.


    • Responsible for overseeing the preparation and processing of semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll for multi-state entities via ADP
    • Ensure payroll increases and deductions are processed accurately and timely
    • Review in detail all changes and transactions before and after payrolls are transmitted
    • Prepare and post payroll journal entries
    • Responsible for tax reporting, and payroll system maintenance
    • Responsible for managing and training payroll team of two
    • Responsible for performing bonus calculations, preparation of various bonus schedules and year-end bonus process
    • identify accounting issues; coordinate and implement resolutions; and provide accounting support
    • Oversee the tax calculation and process of stock compensation
    • Responsible for annual compensation process management
    • Calculate compensation data analysis for management and market surveys
    • Design and/or prepare various statistical summaries and reports for management utilizing Excel & HRIS
    • Oversee the calculation and process of final checks
    • Process and approve international payroll
    • Assist with special ad-hoc reports, department and compliance audits as needed
    • Assist with OSHA and EEO-1 filings as needed
    • Responds to employee questions timely and professionally
    • Actively participate in departmental staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as needed
    • Scan and file documentation electronically
    • Perform internal audits in payroll system to insure data is accurate
    • Complete special research projects as assigned


    • Degree in accounting or related field
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience processing international payroll
    • Minimum of 4 years of experience working with accounting in a corporate environment; HR experience in a corporate environment is preferred
    • CPP certification preferred
    • Experience with ADP Workforce Now and Immedis are required
    • Experience with Expaticore and Shadow Payroll
    • Experience managing foreign payrolls/systems and resolving issues
    • Experience in reconciling payroll data and strong experience with general ledgers is required
    • Experience with Yardi accounting system is a plus
    • Prior experience with HRIS database
    • Knowledge of multi-state and international payroll
    • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
    • Superb accuracy and attention to detail
    • Strong presentation and customer service skills
    • Proven quantitative, qualitative, analytical and hands-on problem solving skills


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