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Location:Newport Coast (Newport Beach), CA
Company:Pacific Life
First posted:November 09, 2016 (last updated 3 weeks 4 days ago)

About Pacific Life:

At Pacific Life, you are given the opportunities and challenges to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best, every day. What you find here is something special - it's purposeful work done with a shared set of values that brings us all together.


Pacific Life offers life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds, along with a variety of investment products and services, all of which provide The Power to Help You Succeed. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Pacific Life is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 2800 employees. We pride ourselves in providing a work environment that is challenging, inclusive, collaborative and results-oriented. We firmly believe each employee plays a part in our continued growth and success.

Job Description:
HR Payroll Specialist

  • Responsible for all nonexempt payroll and payroll activities such as reconcile Time Off Adjustments, run non-exempt payroll, manage non-exempt outstanding checks (roughly 1,000 employees), funding wires, check printing, etc.
  • Run payroll cycles, research, and resolve out of balance situations. 
  • Balance payroll accounts by auditing information; identifying and resolving discrepancies (cycle balancing).
  • Resource for all employee Timekeeping inquiries (Timekeeper ).
  • FLSA compliance subject matter expert and resource for hourly nonexempt employee Payroll inquiries. 
  • Responsible for timekeeping reconciliations (vacation and EVT, transfers, etc.).
  • Performs testing, data analytics and projects to support Payroll Manager.
  • Back up to HR Services and Tax Analyst.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of the payroll processing data submitted by HR Services, training and educating associates if needed.
  • Maintain good relationship with all internal users/clients. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 
  • Meets payroll standards by contributing information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying system improvements. 
  • Meets financial standards by identifying variances; implementing corrective actions.  Oversees the accurate updates of records by reviewing changes in exemptions, insurance changes, deductions, paid-time not worked, status, and pay; calculating vacation earned.
  • Fulfills wage garnishment requirements by completing forms; adjusting payroll records, documenting and transmitting withholdings.


  • 2 + years' experience processing multi-state, high-volume domestic payroll.
  • Working knowledge of payroll best practices, with a strong knowledge of federal and state regulations, FLSA and a full understanding of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong PC skills, including advanced Excel ability.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and function with a high degree of professionalism and integrity in an energetic, demanding team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal (written and verbal) communication skills, at all levels.
  • Advanced decision making, problem solving, and analytical ability.
  • Working knowledge of Workday Payroll and Time a plus.
  • Global 3rd party payroll experience a plus. #LI-JB1

    Join the Pacific Life team and watch your career grow! We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary and bonus program
  • Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment in investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees
  • Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid)
  • Generous vacation time and holiday pay
  • And much more!

    EEO Statement:
    Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.

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