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Aston Carter Payroll Manager in San Jose, California


Reporting directly to the VP of Finance, this role will manage the activities of the payroll function and will be the subject matter expert with regards to all matters impacting the accurate and timely processing of payroll. This role requires a candidate with the ability to manage and scale the payroll operations in a fast-growing Company. The position will focus on improving performance metrics, internal controls, automation of time-consuming manual processes while maintaining adherence to our internal deadlines and regulatory reporting requirements. This position will also act as an escalation point in resolving complex payroll-related issues with internal and external business partners.


  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices .

  • Works closely with Senior Field Leadership to ensure full understanding and implementation of all requirements under our various collective bargaining agreements.

  • Ensures the timely and accurate reporting of union fringe benefits, certified payroll, and other special reporting requirements.

  • Manages audits by unions as well as state and federal agencies.

  • Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.

  • Makes decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures the team’s effective achievement of objectives.

  • Directs and controls the activities of the entire Payroll function through supervisors. Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.

Top Skills Details:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related field

  • More than 10 years of payroll experience. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership position overseeing the payroll function with a multi-state employer. Previous experience with a union employer preferred.

  • Professional qualification such CPP

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About Aston Carter:

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At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email ( for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.