Manager, Payroll 190255

Pleasanton, CA
G&A – Accounting
Full time
Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit ‪ to learn more.


    • Manage all payroll operations related to employee compensation, bonuses, commissions, equity transaction, benefits, etc.; this includes processing payroll for exempt and non-exempt workers,
    • Ensure accurate withholding and submission of payroll taxes and other deductions
    • Produce audit reports to validate payroll data integrity, research discrepancies and identify and resolve payroll-related issues
    • Deliver out of cycle/ad hoc payments to employees and production and issuance of manual checks or electronic transfers to bank accounts
    • Ownership of payroll procedures including analysis, design & implementation of changes to ensure continuous improvement in accuracy and efficiency, while operating within compliance with company policies and tax laws
    • Coordinate and partner with HR to keep all payroll records accurate and up to date, on employee compensation benefits and withholding (401K, FSA, etc.) elections
    • Provide ad-hoc analysis of payroll and benefits
    • Perform monthly payroll close duties, including the preparation of period-end accruals and monthly journal entries for all payroll and benefits and preparation of reconciliations of payroll accounts
    • Support annual financial statement, 401k, and audits as required
    • Manage annual preparation and delivery of Forms W-2
    • Respond to employee inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters
    • Maintain compliance with all Federal, State, and local payroll tax laws Requirements, determine taxability of various employment  
    • Manage payroll staff by providing leadership, direction, coaching and development to encourage them to perform with excellence
    • Prepare amendments and follow up on tax resolution issues
    • Manage audit related activities of payroll function
    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining payroll policies & procedures


    • 7-10 years’ overall experience, 2 – 5 years as payroll manager managing multi-state payroll processes and familiarity with new-state registration
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business and/or equivalent combination of education
    • Certified Payroll Professional certification
    • Demonstrated expertise supporting best practice payroll processes, systems, policies, and key internal controls
    • Highly analytical with a strong working knowledge of general payroll protocols, accounting principles and Federal, State and local regulations, able to research and resolve process and data issues related to payroll
    • Deep understanding of payroll processes including upstream and downstream impacts of payroll related activity
    • Detail oriented with strong analytical, written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to identify solutions to problems, exercise sound judgment, multi-task, and maintain confidentiality
    • Strong leadership and people management skills
    • Workday experience a plus

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