Senior Director, UCLA Payroll Partner

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time


Senior Director, UCLA Payroll Partner

Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience. 

Application Deadline: 11-17-2021  


Job Summary Statement: The Senior Director, UCLA Payroll Partner Department oversees multiple functions in a complex department with critical impact across UCLA's campus and medical center, including teams that: train and assist departmental Payroll Administrators, ensure compliance with complex federal guidelines regarding employment eligibility and tax residency, and facilitate more accurate and timely pay to all employees. He/She manages a team of 35+ career employees, as well as significantly more human and financial resources as required to support large-scale, multi-year stabilization and system upgrade projects.


The UCLA Payroll Partner department is responsible for myriad of payroll-related services and solutions, including: Establishing and leading collaborative partnerships with UCLA stakeholders in Academic, Medical, and Central Office organizations to identify, prioritize, and resolve UCPath defects and other improvement opportunities; Providing payroll support for gross pay and general ledger (GL) issues; Overseeing and administering UCLA's Time Reporting System (TRS); Managing the upload and processing of Mass PayPath and pay files; Leading the employment eligibility verification process and acting is UCLA's office of record for Form I-9; Overseeing the tax reporting compliance system for UCLA's Nonresident Alien population; Developing and implementing UCLA's UCPath/Payroll e-Learning curriculum, Training Guides and Job Aids, Workshops, Newsletter, function-specific communications, and website for UCLA UCPath, a highly complex and interconnected system; and Managing PPS legacy system records and Issue resolution.


He/She develops strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and represents UCLA in UCOP and UC systemwide committees, influencing policy, systems, and process decisions.  



• Superb leadership and visionary skills to develop and maintain a department strategy, supporting the mission of the larger organization, and to foster departmental management's creation of goals that align with mission/strategy. Required

• Expert knowledge of financial analysis and reporting, as well as accounting and payroll, and of system applications for technical support of those functions; strong knowledge of human resources and risk management. Required

• Demonstrated ability to create and manage change, from micro to macro levels, to advance groups, functions, processes, and the organization at large. Required

• Proven ability to apply executive-level analysis to plans and proposals, then spot and troubleshoot weaknesses therein to recommend improvement approaches; ensure the inclusion of appropriate measurements toward achievement, and hold those involved to be accountable while actively supporting success. Required

• Superior interpersonal, coaching, and communication abilities to effectively lead solution-oriented committees and work groups, develop individual talent, manage conflict, instill collaboration, and inspire excellence, regardless of an individual's career level, job class, or personality type; strong knowledge through experience of influencing, persuading, mediating, and negotiating, often conducted with a customer-service orientation and diplomacy. Required

• Keen organizational skills to facilitate multi-dimensional, multi-task continuity amongst activities and projects that may often be complex and/or large in nature, retaining focus on achieving end goals. Required

• Ability to foster a control environment, which includes a demonstrated working knowledge of internal control concepts, techniques, and audit practices. Required

• Deep knowledge, skills, and ability to exhibit the highest level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism, serving as an inspiring example to all colleagues. Required

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field, or the equivalent in professional experience and knowledge; MBA and/or higher-level certification, or the equivalent in professional experience and knowledge. Required


Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position #34658.     


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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