Job Location:
Corp-Main – Diamond Bar, CA

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:   

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.   
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.   
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Payroll Associate Manager

Working on large scope and complex operations, the Associate Manager of Payroll supports the Sr. Payroll Manager to ensure that payroll is consistently processed accurately and on-time by working closely with the Payroll team, cross-functional departments including, but not limited to, Human Resources, Tax, Benefits, Finance, and Information Technology.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains current operating knowledge of timekeeping and payroll systems and software.
  • Maintains accuracy of timekeeping data including but not limited to: timecards, attendance, PTO, and analytics.
  • Provides payroll analytics to Sr. Manager, Payroll
  • Monitors and mitigates issues related to payroll processing.
  • Encourages the use of technology to eliminate manual processes. 
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Identifies and implements process improvements to streamline end-to-end payroll processing.
  • Ensures monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting are processed timely and accurately.
  • Manages annual and quarterly payroll audits and reviews, including 401k and workers comp.
  • Works closely with Finance, IT, and HR Operations to continuously improve business processes through automation and technology improvements.
  • Manages vendor relationships
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all employee and other payroll related information.

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 6 Years – Experience in an in-house or outsourced payroll process role for a similar size company
    • 6 Years  – Experience in Position
    • 6 Years  – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years – Experience in an in-house or outsourced payroll process role for a similar size company
    • 10+ Years – Experience working in Position         
    • 10+ Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner
    • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer
    • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success
    • Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
    • Manages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidents
    • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects
    • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions
  • InnovACT
    • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste
    • Monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement
    • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
  • Find a Way
    • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information
    • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates
    • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success
    • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
  • Empowered to be Great
    • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise
    • Engages in long term talent planning
    • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports
    • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teams

Additionally, the ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • Ability to mentor team to drive for excellence.
  • Knowledge of and experience with payroll software systems, preferably Workday Payroll.
  • Knowledge of an experience with timekeeping and attendance systems, preferably Kronos.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing, team environment, handle multiple tasks and concurrent projects simultaneously, adapt quickly to changes and the discipline to complete last minute requests as needed.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to execute tasks in a very dynamic and ever-changing environment.
  • Proven record of accomplishment as honest, trustworthy and respectful with colleagues.
  • Self-motivated with a proven record of taking the initiative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail; strong drive for results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a wide range of priorities, take ownership, and follow them to completion.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with employees at various levels of the organization.
  • Able to work with no to moderate supervision.
  • Exercise sound judgment and ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.


  • Minimum Required: 
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources or other related field
  • Preferred: 
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources or other related field


  • Required:           N/A
  • Preferred:          Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Typical Compensation Range

Pay Rate Type: Salary

$106,022.00 – $148,430.00 / Yearly



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