Payroll Specialist

Date: Nov 29, 2021

LOCATION: Torrance, CA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Under general supervision, prepares the weekly payroll for all US employees and maintains accurate records of all processing documents, responds to time administrators and employee questions.  Ensures timely and accurate delivery of payroll and related employee service, including recordkeeping and reporting. 



  • Performs timekeeping administration, validates timesheet hours, and reconciles data timekeeping imports into the payroll system.
  • Ensure all payroll operations and communications comply with company policies as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Audits the calculation of wages, overtime, and deductions.
  • Audits timesheets using excel and pivots tables.
  • Works closely with time administrators to ensure accuracy of timesheets.
  • Works with the human resources to assure accuracy of the import data.
  • Performs data entry tasks and posts to payroll records.
  • Prepares manual checks or pay cards as needed.
  • Sorts and distributes checks.
  • Reconciles and resolves payroll issues related to weekly payroll.
  • Maintains effective and efficient records retention practice for all payroll records, including scanning of all supporting payroll documentations, saving all processing reports in designated folders.
  • Maintains positive, open lines of communication with all employees and other departments and contributes to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization.
  • Communicating with Corporate Payroll Manager with any concerns or unresolved issues.
  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive documents and all personal information
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance with the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in Payroll.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, strong excel skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Bilingual:  English/Spanish-required



  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now or other computerized system.
  • Multi-state Payroll experience


  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles