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Specialist 2, Payroll

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Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000040055


Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.




  • Prepares, compiles and maintains various statistical and payroll records.

  • May manually calculates wages and post wage data for temporary work, bonuses, vacations, terminations, and special payroll requirements.

  • May maintain employee records on company's human resources information system (HRIS).

  • May perform analyses and reviews of data, develop reports for supervision review.

  • Analyzes, audits, reconciles and resolves complex payroll processing and employee payroll issues to ensure smooth payroll processing.

  • Ensures payroll reporting and payments are compliant with company policy, generally accepted accounting principles, and federal, state and IRS regulations.

  • Researches and interprets federal and state regulatory requirements and resolves tax, withholding, garnishment, and wage/hour issues for payroll processing.

  • Responds to auditing and regulatory inquiries.

  • May work with system programmers to achieve solutions or administer company payroll system with outside service provider.



  • BA + 10-15 yrs related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong experience with outsourced 3rd party payroll services.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately prepare, process, and audit automated payrolls.

  • Strong organizational ability to meet time schedules and deadlines, and to multi-task in a dynamic and demanding environment.

  • Exhibits sound judgment, excellent analytical skills, discretion, and confidentiality.

  • Possesses very strong computer knowledge for both online and PC computer systems.

  • Strong knowledge of federal and multiple state payroll tax laws.

  • Technical experience with various payroll systems and time and attendance systems.  

  • Use of Peoplesoft and Ceridian HPW a plus.  Ability to perform complex calculations related to LOA, Retro and terminations.  

  • Ability to research federal and state regulations as related to payroll.

  • Excellent communication skills.  Good team player.  

  • Attention to detail.  

  • Advanced use of Excel and other Windows based programs. 




Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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