Payroll Manager in Fountain Valley, California

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Antech Diagnostics

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

Current Associates will need to apply through the internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on Menu or View All Apps, select the Jobs Hub app, then click the magnifying glass to Browse Jobs.

Job Purpose/Overview

The primary role of this position will be managing all activities related to processing payroll for a multi-jurisdictional global company. Candidate must be able to perform and supervise all activities necessary to process payroll on a timely and accurate basis. The position will also be expected to perform a limited variety of accounting and/or administrative tasks. This position will operate in a fast-paced environment and the job will require a strong work ethic, constant attention to detail and deadlines and the ability to learn quickly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all activities necessary to process payroll on a variety of schedules, including maintaining related records, filing tax and voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and auditable support, documenting and updating procedures and preparing reports for management.

  • Develops and controls all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll processing objectives, including dealings with auditors and state and federal agencies.

  • Maintains vacation, sick, and other leave transactions and reports.

  • Duties may include auditing and reconciling accounting records, preparation of periodic bank and insurance reports, internal control operation and documentation.

  • Supervises and mentor’s payroll staff. Ensures training and documentation is in place for all payroll processes and responsible for ensuring designated backups are identified and trained.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with P&O on new policies and amendments to existing policies that affect employees’ compensation and benefits.

  • Responsible for staying abreast of all payroll laws and payroll tax regulations as well as continuous improvement of processes and detection and remediation of any process defects.

  • Coordinates with Accounting for financial reporting, auditing and general ledger purposes.

  • Acts as payroll lead in system implementations and updates as the need arises.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of Payroll experience required

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred

  • Previous Accounting, Workday software and management experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism including patience, ability to listen and follow up effectively with all staffing levels.

  • Consistently displays great attention to detail and organization.

  • Can work well under pressure and tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and electronic.

  • Ability to understand regulatory requirements as it relates to payroll related topics.

  • Demonstrated abilities to research complex problems, find and implement successful solutions. Understanding of appropriate escalation of problems as they arise.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Advanced ability with Internet and E-mail software.

  • Intermediate ability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.


Percent of time: up to 5%

Working Conditions

The associate is regularly required to apply manual dexterity, including hand/wrist flexibility, for computer keyboarding. The associate frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The associate is frequently required to hear and speak in order to use the telephone, make presentations and communicate with people in an office or virtual environment. The associate is occasionally required to sit and stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

The associate will primarily work in a typical office environment or a remote home office. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The associate will be required to use a computer, spreadsheets, data base management, email, video conferencing and the Internet. The associate is frequently required to use a calculator; fax, copy machine, and phone system. The associate must occasionally use media equipment such as an overhead projector, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams. Environment where pets are present.

The Target Pay Range for this position is $82,060 -$97,000 annually. At Antech, pay decisions are determined using factors such as relevant job-related skills, experience, education, training and budget.

Antech offers an industry competitive benefits package and continues to invest in and evolve benefits programs that meet the health, wellness and financial needs of our associates.

Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits and more:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision (multiple plans available)

  • Basic Life (company paid) & Supplemental Life

  • Short and Long Term Disability (company paid)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Paid Time Off & Holidays

  • Tuition/Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Life Assistance Program

  • Pet Care Discounts

  • Several other health and wellness benefits

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (

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