Job Location:
Walnut Creek, California

Mechanics Bank is seeking our next Payroll Specialist to join our team in Walnut Creek, CA.

Under general supervision of the Payroll Manager, performs routine tasks relating to the processing of the semi-monthly payroll. Duties may include checking and auditing timekeeping records for compliance with established standards, maintaining time and attendance records and miscellaneous changes. Provides quality customer service to all clients, while exhibiting a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality in handling and having access to sensitive employee information. This position requires the use of tact, discretion, good judgment and good time management skills.

What you will be doing:

  • Primary responsibility is assisting with the processing of the semi-monthly payrolls utilizing various time and attendance systems and Workday payroll system. Audits salary increases, retro pay and absence tracking. Records Wage attachments, prior period adjustments and non-benefit ongoing payroll deductions.
  • Assist with the processing of bonuses, sales commissions, and any other earnings.
  • Prepares Voluntary and Involuntary termination checks and provides required funding to Finance.
  • Completes verification of employment forms and records wage information to financial institutions as requested. Complete and verify information for all Unemployment claims. This may at times be extremely confidential working with HRBP or Employee Relations department.
  • Assists Payroll Manager on payroll conversions and other special project support, as required.

Who you are:

  • High School Diploma/GED. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 1-3 years of payroll experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of payroll; modern office practices and procedures; data processing; basic knowledge of laws pertaining to payroll; record-keeping techniques.
  • Knowledge of Workday Payroll module preferred, but not required
  • Must possess good human relations and communication skills and exercise good judgment. Exhibits team spirit in working with others, communicating openly and in a helpful manner to insure coordination and cooperation.  
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding professional matters.
  • Needs to be able to work well under time constraints and be able to manage time effectively to process payrolls for numerous companies simultaneously.
  • Must possess good organizational skills.

  • Mechanics Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or other bases prohibited by applicable law.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • To learn more about Mechanics Bank’s California privacy and security policies, including your right to a Notice At Collection as a California Resident, please visit https://www.mechanicsbank.com/California-Consumer-Residents