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Payroll Manager

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Accounting (FSACC)

Buena Park, CA, US, 90620

Position Summary:

Are you obsessed with time? How about numbers? Do you have a clock collection that is only matched by your calculator collection? If this is you, you may wind up as our Payroll Manager (see what we did there?) You’ll manage the Payroll team in the processing of bi-weekly payroll for 700+ active and contracted employees.  Processing includes day-to-day operations, time off requests, CA Labor and Wage analysis, missed punches, various adjustments, change of schedules, and attestations. 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • 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 accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Manage bi-weekly payroll processes for 700+ active and temporary employees in U.S. and Canada.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.
  • Oversee payroll related processes between Payroll System, HR, Finance, Production and IT.
  • Maintain policy and procedures in accordance to company rules and compliance.

Qualifications, Skills and Education


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in payroll administration
  • 4+ years of supervisory or leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with new payroll system implementation
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Experience and fluency with multiple payroll systems. 
  • Processed payroll in a manufacturing and retail environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

About Us:

Exemplis is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company offering customizable products across our growing brand portfolio.  Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us an industry leader for over 25 years.  Our flagship brand SitOnIt Seating® was created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, textile, and design can help everyone—from medical offices to Fortune 500 companies to home offices across North America.  Check out all of our brands at

People are at the core of our business, and on our team, everyone makes an impact.  We absolutely owe our success to our incredible group of talented employees who bring equal parts skill, passion, drive – and, of course, fun – to the table each and every day.  We have created a workplace that is inclusive and diverse where everyone can be their authentic self, and where that authenticity is celebrated.  By creating an environment where people from every background can thrive, Exemplis becomes a better and more successful company.  

We're proud to be a company that gives back to the very communities that our team members live and work in.  Our giving ethos focuses on three buckets of impact: sustainability, community outreach and transparent operations.  From donating lobby seating to medical clinics in low-income neighborhoods to our yearly giving week and toy drive for Toys for Tots, we believe collaboration, kindness and authenticity are essential to our humanity.  

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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