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Senior Payroll Manager

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Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041589


Western Digital®


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



Manages the activities of the payroll function.  Selects, develops, and evaluates systems, process, and personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.





  • Work closely with HRIS with our integration to Workday to ensure data  integrity and smooth transition for payroll

  • Support and manage payroll tax

  • Manage the conversion of payroll for recently acquired companies

  • Manage a team of six, some in remote locations.

  • Develops policies and procedures for payroll process and timekeeping.

  • Ensures the generation of the company payroll, including labor distribution records, vacation and sick leave accrual, overtime and withholding status.

  • Meets all government reporting requirements for payroll taxes, withholding and employer contributions.

  • 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, GAAP, and federal, state, and IRS regulation.

  • Works closely with HRIS to implement and maintain HRIS/payroll interfaces.



  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Years of Experience: Manager: 8-12 years

  • Workday experience highly preferred

  • High level knowledge of payroll/accounting practices and principles, all applicable labor, pay, and benefits regulations. 

  • Able to handle high level of confidentiality regarding employee information. 

  • Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision-making, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills.

  • PCs, word processing, spreadsheet, accounting, and database 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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