Oaktree Capital Management

  • Payroll Analyst

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-1591
    Job Department
    Human Resources
  • Company Overview

    Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $121 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.

     

    For additional information please visit our website at www.oaktreecapital.com.

    Responsibilities

    Based in downtown Los Angeles, the Analyst will process payroll for Oaktree’s U.S. offices through Workday Payroll.

      

    Responsibilities include:

    • Collecting, inputting, importing, and auditing pay data into Workday Payroll;
    • Running pay calculations and settlements for semi-monthly U.S. payroll, as well as for off cycle equity, separation payments, special payments, and adjustments;
    • Reconciling periodic, quarterly, and annual tax reports with ADP;
    • Assisting with time-off request inquiries, approvals, and troubleshooting;
    • Processing historical edits and adjusting accrual balances;
    • Reviewing and processing semi-monthly timecards;
    • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws;
    • Reviewing and updating the compensation and payroll narrative that outlines key SOX controls, completing the written review of the annual payroll SOC 1 reports, responding to payroll audit requests, preparing sample documentation for walkthroughs, and ensuring SOX compliance for the payroll process;
    • Preparing annual financial reports for Corporate Accounting and Tax related to state tax reporting, annual audit reconciliations, international office audits, bonus tax liability estimates, etc.;
    • Liaising with corporate relocation firm to process relocation expense reports through payroll for tax purposes;
    • Tracking and processing expat taxable fringe benefit gross-ups through payroll;
    • Working with outside tax advisors and/or local payroll providers to complete expatriates’ quarterly estimates and year-end taxes due in both U.S. and assignment jurisdictions, providing periodic YTD and year-end information and W-2 compensation breakdowns, and coordinating tax equalization settlements;
    • Back-up for non-U.S. payroll processing;
    • Assisting with migration and implementation of new non-U.S. payroll vendor;
    • Responding to employment verification requests;
    • Generating reports and analysis as needed;
    • Writing and updating standard operating procedures; and
    • Providing company-wide customer service.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum two years of payroll experience within a professional firm;
    • Experience with Workday Payroll, Time Tracking, and Absence strongly preferred;
    • Accounting and tax knowledge a plus;
    • Proven ability to manage tasks with competing priorities and deadlines, independently determining order of priority and self-initiating other value-added tasks; and
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word and Outlook.

    Personal Attributes

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
    • Strong initiative and a self-starter with a proven ability to work with minimal supervision;
    • Outstanding organizational skills with a strong attention-to-detail;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Works well under pressure and with time constraints;
    • Flexible and team-oriented with strong integrity and professionalism; and
    • Able to handle highly confidential situations with professionalism and tact.

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree is required.

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