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Specialty Restaurants
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Payroll Coordinator
$67k-85k (estimate)
Full Time 3 Months Ago

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Specialty Restaurants is Hiring a Payroll Coordinator Near Costa Mesa, CA

Company Overview:

We are a family-owned company with 17 restaurant concepts nationwide and recently named one of the Top 200 Restaurant Groups by Nation’s Restaurant News. Our restaurant group is big enough to provide tremendous growth opportunities, yet nimble enough that you can make a difference and your voice will be heard. Be part of a unique, innovative, thriving restaurant group that is known for having “The Hottest Cocktail Spot” – Eater LA, two locations listed in Yelp 100’s “Most Romantic Restaurants” in 2020, and three of the “Top 100 Independent Restaurants” in sales in the USA – Restaurant Business 2019.

Our mission at Specialty Restaurants is to consistently deliver a 5-star experience for our teams, guests, partners and community.

Pay: $20 - $22 / hour

The Payroll Coordinator is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of payroll for multiple off site locations and provides additional payroll support as needed. Supports the Payroll Supervisor by completing projects as directed.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Ensure timely processing of assigned payrolls.
  • Responsible for creating time entry import template spreadsheets in excel.
  • Responsible for importing time into the UKG Pro payroll system and auditing/balancing payroll runs. Experience with UKG Pro recommended.
  • Responsible for running weekly payroll reports after payroll runs are completed.
  • Responsible with running weekly and monthly payroll reports related to payroll data maintenance, such as zero rate reports, vacation balance reports, etc.
  • Assists accounting department with financial audits related to pay records as needed.
  • Responsible for reviewing manual check requests from the offsite locations, authorizing manual checks, posting manual checks into the UKG Pro payroll system and maintaining the electronic manual check log.
  • Responsible for entering employee data into payroll system such as direct deposit information, etc.
  • Assists with banking related processes such as check inquiry, placing stop payments, positive pay resolutions.
  • Performs filing and upkeep of employee payroll records.
  • Assists with escheatment process such as banking, creating due diligence letters, mailing and replacement of checks.
  • Assists with verification of year end data and reconcile W2 information for accuracy.
  • Assists staff with general questions related to payroll, accruals, wage deductions, benefit deductions, as well as troubleshooting payroll related issues.
  • Assists the payroll specialist and payroll manager with special projects as needed.
  • Provides payroll support to the corporate office and multiple off site locations.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.


  • Accounting degree or related preferred
  • High School Diploma required
  • 2 years of payroll experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with UKG Pro recommended
  • Previous experience in restaurant, hotel, or other hospitality industry preferred

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Detailed Oriented with a strong emphasis on accuracy and time management.
  • Ability to identify issues and solutions to ensure timely project completion with minimal supervision.

Schedule Requirements:

  • 25-30 hours per week

Travel Requirements:

  • None

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to walk, stand and/or sit for hours at a time.

Disclaimer: The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recognize that people are our finest asset. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or belief, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or sexual orientation or any other classification protected by law.

Specialty Restaurants Corporation maintains a drug free workplace. The Company will consider for employment qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner that is consistent with local, state, and federal law. All job offers are contingent upon successfully passing of a background check.


  • 1 year(s): Payroll


  • Bachelors or better


  • Accounting
  • Communication Skills
  • Detail Oriented


  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Job Summary


Full Time


$67k-85k (estimate)







Anaheim, CA


100 - 200

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