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Animation Production Payroll Manager


Los Angeles, CA 10-04-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Netflix's is looking to hire a Production Payroll Manager to support our burgeoning animation studio in Los Angeles. This person will help to design and build payroll best practices for both our union and non-union employees (ATL and BTL), define and manage pay practices and workflows, and provide general financial oversight. This role will report to our Director of Studio Finance, Animation, and partner closely with Payroll Operations, animation creative and production leaders, and the animation studio finance team.

• Develop, lead and mentor the Animation Production Payroll team
• Manage relationships with external payroll providers
• Ensure an accurate and timely payroll, including but not limited to: base pay, payroll taxes, union pension, health & welfare contributions, statutory and guild requirements, etc
• Review and approve payroll setup process for new shows and oversight of voiceover payrolls (different requirements than employee payroll)
• Serve as Animation point of contact with Corporate Payroll and Accounting teams regarding month-end close, quarter-end and year-end processes, including reviewing/approving journal entries, account reconciliations and accruals
• Collaborate cross-functionally with business partners for process improvements and efficiencies
• Assist in developing and driving global production payroll strategy for Animation. Refine current payroll operations with internal payroll teams to streamline processes and ensure consistency, accuracy, and best-in-class services
• Responsible for ensuring all payroll regulatory filings are completed in line with statutory due dates
• Lead payroll development and implementation process for new countries or entities, as needed
• Partner closely with our internal partners (HR / Employee Services / Finance / People Technology) to provide our employees with a first-class onboarding and payroll experience
• Proactively prepare relevant management reports and statistics as needed
• Stay current on regulations, benefits changes, and labor laws impacting the payroll process, and stay compliant for all payroll tax jurisdiction
• Assisting in ad-hoc duties when required

Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum 7 years of relevant payroll/production accounting experience
• Strong knowledge of production payroll and union/guild requirements
• Familiarity with international payroll operations
• Ability to assess and provide input into the impact of a business process change
• Great communication skills that can build strong working relationships with external advisors and internal teams
• Strong leadership skills, team player, ability to resolve conflicts
• A multitasker who can prioritize to meet multiple tight deadlines
• Flexibility and willingness to work across multiple time zones, sometimes outside of the conventional workday
• Proactively takes initiative and makes decisions confidently
• High degree of curiosity, analytical ability, detail-orientation
• Innovative and collaborative and unafraid to ask questions
• Can think strategically and act operationally
• Can manage ambiguity, risk, and changing the direction of projects and strategies
• Experience with complex cross-functional payroll projects
• Bachelor's degree in Finance / Tax / Accounting / HR (or similar field) is ideal
• Knowledge & understanding of international equity, mobility programs and multi-state tax theory.
• Intermediate/Advanced with Excel and other Microsoft/Google products
• Strong written/verbal communication skills with employees at all levels

Company Profile

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.