Monday, January 7, 2019

WineTalent Classifieds: HR Payroll Specialist

WineTalent is working with Long Meadow Ranch to find a Payroll Specialist who could also assist with HR needs. 

Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Marin County. The Long Meadow Ranch operations also include an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, a general store and wine tasting bar in the historic Logan-Ives House, an outdoor cafe, a farmer's market, a working garden and a variety of unique event spaces all located at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Payroll Specialist will be responsible for weekly and bi-weekly processing of the company’s payroll for the restaurant, hospitality, winery, and all other company entities. This position will also assist with the new hire process, on-going employee relations and employee file management. The Human Resources team is a dynamic small team that works collaboratively with all departments to build and retain a successful team of managers and employees. We are searching for an enthusiastic individual who has the passion and drive to be an advocate for employees at all stages of their LMR career.
  • Process weekly and bi-weekly payrolls accurately and timely
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Work with management to reconcile payroll prior to transmission
  • Set up and maintain employee payroll reimbursements, commissions, and other benefits and deductions
  • Ensure accurate employee vacation, PTO and Sick submittals
  • Coordinate employee leaves of absence and associated payroll changes
  • Process terminations, including final paycheck and paperwork
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll and communicate any payroll changes to employees as appropriate
  • Perform payroll analysis and audits
  • Ensure accurate and timely payment of payroll taxes and other withholdings
  • Manage employee profiles in HRIS system, including new hire profile creation, wage updates and work status changes
  • Maintain all employee file records according to compliance law, retainment requirements and company policies
  • Administer the unemployment claim process with HRIS company
  • Handle the worker’s comp process from initial claim to claim resolution
  • Collaborate and assist with HR team on company culture initiatives, safety and wellness programs, and charity initiatives
  • Assist with general company administration duties and projects
Education, Experience and Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related discipline, and/or related business experience
  • 2+ years of experience in payroll processing and Human Resources
  • Wine and restaurant industry HR experience, a plus
  • Keen understanding of HR best practices
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency of computer programs including Google Apps, and Microsoft Office
  • Well-developed skills in problem solving, prioritizing tasks and taking initiative
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with great attention to detail, even under tight deadlines and a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively to build relationships at all levels
  • Must have a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficiency in Spanish verbal and written communication, a plus
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and maintain a safe driving record
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds
  • A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required
Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a full-time, hourly position
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k)
Have Questions?  Contact WineTalent at 916-802-1280
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