Temporary Job

Sr. Manager, Payroll


Santa Monica, CA 06-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Sr. Manager, Payroll (Temporary Contractor)

Summary of Position

Location: Santa Monica, CA or Greenwood Village, CO (Hybrid schedule with Monday – Thursday in office and Friday work from home)

Duration: Approximately 6 months with a target start date of ASAP

Rate: $2,500-$3,500/week depending on experience

This temporary employee will be paid as a W-2 employee through a 3rd party payroll service. We are unable to consider candidates who can only be set-up as a W-9 Consultant.

The Payroll team is seeking a temporary contractor at the Sr. Manager to support the Workday implementation and day-to-day payroll functions at Starz.

• Project manage and support Workday implementation project including advising on best practices and participating in user/end-to-end testing

• Manage multi-state and international payroll compensation and tax compliance

• Critically review and analyze current payroll, benefits and tax systems and procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations

• Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.

• Manage preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.), as applicable

• Audit W-4s, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc.

• Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

• Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

• Liaison with Tax and Finance & Accounting

Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field required. or equivalent experience

• 7+ years multi-state payroll experience

• Extensive knowledge of ADP

• Experience with Workday

• Expert in Excel

• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, and Outlook)

• Extensive knowledge of CA (and out-of-state) payroll principles, practices, regulations, and procedures.

• Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulations, legislation, and guidelines, including, but not limited to: writs of garnishment, child support, levies, subpoenas, etc.

• Experience creating and implementing payroll systems and process

• Strong sense of urgency to meet strict deadlines

• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

• Working experience of payroll tax at the federal, state and local levels

• Must be highly organized

Nice to Haves
• CPP preferred

• Experience with additional Human Resources functions, i.e., Benefits, Compensation, HRIS, Leave of Absence


STARZ (, a Lionsgate company, is a leading media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

EEO Statement

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8j1eq-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $2,500 to $3,500 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.