Senior Payroll Accountant

Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 50821 

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Other location(s): N/A 

Relocation benefits offered: Yes 

Travel required: None 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


NOTE: Our recruiting process is 100% virtual, which should help with the logistics of your candidate journey. We have transitioned to a hybrid work model, which means our associates are working from home the majority of time, and coming into the office 20% of the month. You get to decide what that looks like for you. 


“I can succeed as a Sr. Payroll Accountant at Capital Group.”


As a Sr. Payroll Accountant, you’ll be a key member of our North America payroll team managing complex multi-state payroll. You’ll process and transmit payroll for one or more companies across Capital Group to ensure our associates are being paid accurately and timely. Every day, you’ll engage with associates by answering their questions about the salary, tax withholding, or general questions about their compensation. You’ll partner closely with our compensation, benefits, and global data management team and others from the payroll team to ensure the day to day operations are moving smoothly. To thrive in this role, you’ve handled bi-weekly payroll processing for large complex multi-state/international organizations, have a bachelor’s degree, and experience with large payroll providers.


“I am the person Capital Group is looking for.”


  • You have a successful track record in a senior payroll accounting role within a multi-state/international company with a strong working knowledge of payroll processing, tax withholding and state unemployment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail has always been your thing. You’re highly observant and can spot missing and/or inaccurate information to avoid costly mistakes.
  • You’re a skilled communicator and thrive in team settings by being authentic, inquisitive, respectful and engaging. Because of your great questions, you’re skilled at successful follow-up conversations.
  • You exercise good judgement and have a process for managing competing priorities. You are totally comfortable when priorities shift, and you manage change with steadfast composure.
  • You’re a tech-savvy problem solver. You can research and resolve customer questions quickly, working across multiple systems throughout the day.
  • You have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Products, especially Excel. You have experience with payroll applications.
  • You are curious and analytical.  You enjoy the challenge of finding an answer, figuring a difficult problem.




“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”


You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  #LI-Hybrid

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