Oaktree Capital Management

  • Payroll Administrator/Analyst

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    Job Department
    Human Resources
  • Responsibilities

    Based in downtown Los Angeles, the Administrator or 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.


    • Payroll experience within a professional firm preferred;
    • Experience with Workday Payroll, Time Tracking, and Absence 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.


    Bachelor’s degree is required.


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