Payroll Specialist

Keywords is an international provider of technical services to the global video game industry, with 45 offices across 20 countries and 4 continents. The organization employs over 5,000 people at peak times working in over 50 languages. Each year, we produce over 80,000 artistic assets, 21 million words of audio, 250 million translated words, 2.5 million hours of testing, and resolve more than 16 million customer support tickets. We work with 24 of the top 25 games companies by revenue for 2017.


The payroll Specialist/Technician, in collaboration with the payroll team, will ensure that payment cycles are fully processed and that payroll reports, time sheets, allocation of funds are all accurate. They will also ensure that all of these documents are in compliance with the applicable federal and provincial regulations as well as with company policies. Other responsibilities include: responding to employee questions about pay, as well as improving upon the procedures currently in place.

Responsibilities and Main Tasks

Process bi-weekly payment for all salaried employees as well as employees paid on an hourly basis;
Compile payroll data such as wage garnishments, time off, insurance plans, benefits, and other deductions
Communicate with supervisors to make certain that the hours worked by staff are approved;
Ensure that changes in salaries, deductions or employee’s information are made in an accurate and timely manner and according to payment periods;
Keep up with the latest payroll regulations, norms, work methods and state registrations;
Ensure that year-end statements are adjusted and distributed in a timely manner;
Observe all company procedures and policies;
Maintain a variety of payroll data, files and registers in paper or electronic format in order to maintain up-to-date references as well as an audit trail for compliance;
Carry out all other related tasks.
College degree in accounting or another related field;
At least 5 years’ experience working in a payroll technician position with a large number of employees;
Membership of the Payroll Association is a plus;
Experience with processing payroll in different states in US is a plus;
Experience with processing payroll in a dynamic environment;
Experience with the ADP payroll system is a plus;
Energy, precision and analytical rigor;
Good team spirit and collaboration;

The salary range reflected is an estimate of base pay and varies per state. The base pay range may vary if an offer is made for work in your location. The pay range for CA: $52,000 – $62,000.

Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time Off
Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
Voluntary Long-term / Short-term Disability
401K w/ company match
Work alongside dynamic individuals in the gaming industry
Work within a company with upward career growth opportunities