Payroll Technician Lead

Our Company:

Tanimura & Antle is an employee-owned family farming business with a four-generation legacy and a passionate commitment to growing premium quality produce. As one of the largest independent vegetable growers in the United States, Tanimura & Antle farms more than 36,000 acres of rich, fertile farmland and ships a full line of premium fresh conventional, organic and greenhouse grown produce products throughout the nation.

We are looking for employees that fit into the Tanimura & Antle culture and want to have an impact on our growth and success. We believe in, and are committed to, creating a sustainable future through innovation throughout our operations.

Our Mission:  To “Consistently provide our customers fresh and healthy premium produce with superior customer service that meets and exceeds their quality and value expectations”

Our Vision:  To “Operate as a highly innovative company, sustainably growing, while enhancing the lives of all through employee ownership and customer inspired partnerships”

Location: Salinas, CA. (Must be amendable to travel to other geographical locations for short-term work assignments)

Pay Range: $26.00 – $28.00 per hours 

The Role: In this role, you will work within our HR department and be responsible to process weekly and biweekly payrolls as well as coordinating responsibilities and overseeing a team of employees. This will require working collaboratively across multiple departments in order to process accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and employee elected deductions. Excellent people management skills and ability to work as part of a team are critical for this role.

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Process bi-weekly non-exempt and exempt employee payrolls.

  • Ensure all weekly and bi-weekly payrolls are processed accurately including; wages, tax withholdings, employee elected withholding and employee mandated withholdings.

  • Processing of employee one-time override deductions, analyze and calculate compensation wages and accruals.

  • Time detail reports, ensuring breaks and meals are provided and recorded as mandated by law, downloading and processing time from time keeping system.

  • Manual calculation of total hours worked daily, entering time in system and ensuring breaks and meals are provided and recorded as mandated by law.

  • Reconciliation of payments processed, sorting and preparing checks for distribution to employees.

  • Answer employee questions related to W-2’s, pay, tax and deductions.

  • Provide verification of employment and wage reports as requested.
    Assist team members with resolving errors or responding to inquiries.

  • Assist payroll Manager with scheduling and payroll distribution amongst team.

  • Assist with audit request, gathering information requested such as payroll documentation, payroll reports and employee pay stubs.

  • Assist in the development and innovation of payroll processes, strategic planning with Payroll Manager to set strategic goals that are short-term, long-term, and forward focused.

  • Perform other payroll related duties, including system testing for updates, voiding and reissuing payments, stop payments, per diem payments, filing and issuing final wages to employees.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to multitask and handle a high volume of transactions daily and during demanding seasons.

  • Biliterate in English and Spanish with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Power Point, JDE, UKG and working with ADP.

  • Effective leadership encouraging innovation and creativity while promoting company image and uphold company values.

  • Flexible working hours and availability to travel to other locations as needed for short assignments.

  • Great attention to detail, analyze and interpret data for accuracy.

  • In depth knowledge of state and federal payroll and tax regulations.

  • Initiative in all areas of the role, identifying areas that can be improved or creating solutions to existing problems.

  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in all aspects.

  • Must be able to work well both independently and with a team.

  • High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years payroll related experience and 3 years in a Lead Role.

Ideal candidate:

  • Ability to proactively troubleshoot and provide solutions

  • Has a Team player attitude and behavior style

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

  • Maintains a positive attitude and encourages team collaboration and communication

  • Self-motivated to continually improve and add value, even if it is outside of their job description

  • Strong reliability, dependability and trustworthiness

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