Job Location:
La Mirada, CA – Corporate

Current Living Spaces Employees: Please apply via your internal Workday Account.

Living Spaces is a growing home furnishing brand and  we continue to open new locations. We know in order to stay current with the times and trends, we have to perpetually update our look and selection. What has truly sustained our growth — from 1 to over 20 locations, from 100 employees to over 2,000, from a humble home furnishings store to a widely recognized and respected lifestyle brand — are the talented individuals who have taken us there. We are looking for innovative,  driven, and passionate professionals to join our team so we can reach even greater heights together.

We believe that a great team member experience leads to an even better guest experience. That is why we place a huge emphasis on building a great culture within our teams. Our ideal candidate will have natural talent: meaning, they possess the capacity and commitment, along with an openness to being coached around skills that will ensure they delight and exceed the expectations of our guests in all areas of Living Spaces business. We also believe in our team members taking ownership of their performance and how that contributes to the overall success of their role.

Position Summary ​

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for optimizing payroll processes with a strong focus on detail and system utilization. This position plays a key role in all aspects of the company’s payroll processing including processing of payroll records changes or updates, import payroll files, validate and review entries made prior to final payroll sign off, and creating and distributing reports. This position will serve as a subject matter expert for Workday HCM (Human Capital Management) and Report Writer.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Perform daily payroll department operations, including collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely

  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports

  • Update payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits

  • Process correct garnishment calculations and compliance

  • Execute time and attendance processing and interface with payroll

  • Process manual checks

  • Process weekly and off-cycle multi-jurisdictional payrolls

  • Load import files

  • Research and email appropriate audience of file issues

  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Working knowledge of state and federal wage & hour laws


Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED required.  4-6 year of experience with processing multi state payroll.   Workday experience is a plus.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have proficient experience with Workday or other HCM system and Report Writer.  Strong proficiency in MS Excel.

Certificates and Licenses: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


Living Spaces participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired team members are queried through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility.