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Payroll Management

Lake Forest, CA
April 18, 2020

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Susan Garber Lake Forest, CA 949-***-****


An organized and results-oriented professional with 26+ years of solid experience in all aspects of payroll administration and demonstrated ability to function as a team player or alone with minimal supervision.


• Multi State Payroll

• Employee Relations

• System Conversions

• Benefit Administration

• Training

• Policy & Procedures

• New Hire Orientation

• Personnel Recordkeeping

• Supervisor - 3


• Ceridian Dayforce

• Kronos WFR

• Windows, Excel Word

• SentricHR

• Zurich

• PC Anywhere

• Ceridian Time and Attendance

• E-Time


• MAS90

• Crystal Report Writer

• Paycom


• Pro-Business

• Vision Point

• ComputerEase

• Paychex

• 10 key by touch


Total Vision LLC Mission Viejo

HR Payroll Specialist Dec 2019 to Current

Process Bi-weekly payroll for 348 employees in 2 companies utilizing Ceridian Dayforce

Facilitated 401K setup – Project Lead

Assisting with completion of items not set up during conversion


Payroll - Contract

Processing semimonthly payroll for 200 employees in 4 companies utilizing Kronos Workforce Ready Tustin

Facilitating completion of items not setup during conversion May 2019 to Dec 2019


Payroll - Contract

Processing payroll for 340 employees utilizing SentricHR Ivine

Converting paper payroll backup to electronic files Feb 2019 to May 2019

Accountemps, K Force

Payroll – Contract Newport Beach/Irvine

Assisting clients with Payroll end of year Sept 2018 to Jan 2019

Rushmore Loan Management Services Irvine, CA

Payroll Specialist- Contract Feb to June 2018

Processing semi-monthly payroll for 800 utilizing Paycom

Assisting with conversion to Ceridian Day Force, April 2 Go Live

UCI Medical Orange, CA

Payroll Specialist - Contract Aug - Dec 2017

Wrote test scenarios

Brighton Management LLC Newport Beach, CA

Deployment Specialist Apr 2017

Payroll Manager (position eliminated Jan. 2017) Aug 2016 to Jan 2017

Worked with Properties to process and finalize their payrolls on Kronos WFR

Conversions from current payroll system to Kronos Workforce Ready for remaining Properties.

Converted Benefits from manual process to automated process utilizing Benefit Vision

TowerJazz dba. Jazz Semiconductor Newport Beach, CA

Payroll Specialist Sr. 2012 to 2016

Process bi-weekly payroll for 800 employees, 450 of which are Union

Kronos v5.2 Timekeeper

401(K) administrator – biweekly uploads, 5500s, NDT Testing

Prepares GL interface upload to SAP system

Works closely with Finance Department regarding payroll issues

Employee counseling regarding paychecks, timecards, garnishments and subpoenas

Collaborate with HR Business Partners for clarification of payroll and timekeeping discrepancies

Backup Benefits Administrator regarding Leaves of Absence

Payroll software conversion from Pro Business and Kronos Workforce Central v5.2 to Kronos WFR

Setup subsidiary company’s payroll account, and process bi-weekly payroll

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Irvine CA

HR Representative – Payroll 2006 to 2011

Facilitated Software Conversion in April 2010 - Project Lead

Processed biweekly payroll for 680 multi-state, multi-location employees from new hires to terminations

Prepared bi-weekly 401k reports to transfer funds to employee’s individual 401K accounts

Prepared General Ledger interface, as well as monthly and quarterly Journal entries

In charge of Employee Product Purchase Program

Responsible for coordinating all Leaves of Absence

Involved in co-writing Policies and Procedures for company

Completely reorganized payroll desk and created an efficient filing system

Employee coaching and counseling regarding payroll and benefit issues

Worked closely with Accounting and Tax Department regarding payroll items

Beech Street Corp Lake Forest CA

Payroll Administrator 2004 to 2006

Processed biweekly payroll for 500 multi-state employees including garnishments and processing legally required documentation

Managed payroll conversion from an antiquated Kronos system to Ceridian Time attendance

Developed and implemented new Time and Attendance Procedures

Trained Management and employees on new system and all new employees on the timekeeping process during orientation

Reorganized and developed new payroll procedures reducing payroll staff 50 percent

Prepared bi-weekly 401k reports to transfer funds to employee’s individual 401K accounts

Developed and maintained specialized payroll reports as required for management assessment

Prepared General Ledger interface from payroll system to JD Edwards

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