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Payroll Specialist

Company: Gearbox Software
Location: Frisco
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox's ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com.

Reporting to the Global Director of Human Resources, the Payroll Specialist will ensure accurate processing and recording of company's payroll, provide timely and accurate financial information, and conduct semi-annual payroll audits.


  • Administer payroll for multiple US Gearbox Studios
  • Ensure that employee payroll is processed accurately and timely.
  • Work with HR team to ensure that all changes are reflected in the HRIS
  • Process and validate changes in salary, bonus, title, manager, etc.
  • Ensure benefits deductions are accurate with proper effective dating
  • Support team members to ensure that all employee/payroll records are correct, and inquiries are responded to in a timely manner
  • Enter and Maintain garnishment withholding orders within HRIS, including communication with employee and requestor as needed
  • Process garnishments through payroll accurately, including additional bonus payments as required by court order
  • Execute time and attendance processing for multiple pay periods and pay runs
  • Review payroll reports and timesheets for correctness before completing payroll transactions.
  • Maintain all payroll records, including conducting required control audits of processes and supporting documentation
  • Assist in payroll banking transactions, stop payments, manual check requests, and other funding tasks.
  • Ensure that payroll processes are aligned to follow all financial controls and in compliance with federal and state laws
  • Ensure that timely reporting and accounting entries are available for review and auditing
  • Partner with both HR/Accounting teams to refine processes, ensuring accuracy of the payments
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll taxation: registration, processing, filing and reconciliations
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting and when necessary, W-2 corrections
  • Run reports related to payroll and tax functions
  • Research and resolve payroll related problems or questions by collecting and analyzing data
  • Manage tax notifications, updates, and communications to payroll providers Tax Services Team
  • Work with Tax Services Team to file Federal, State and local taxes with the appropriate tax authority based on the agencies filing requirements


    • Minimum 2 - 4 years of payroll processing experience
    • Associate's or bachelor's degree in business or accounting preferred
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Suite, especially Excel
    • Experience with electronic payroll processing systems
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Exhibits understanding of company benefits such as 401(k)s, insurance, paid leave, and other voluntary deductions.
    • Working knowledge of wage & hours laws
    • Possesses knowledge of basic principles of accounting.
    • Demonstrates strong organizational skills
    • Excellent mathematical skills

      Bonus Points For:

      • CPP certification
      • Workday experience

        Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Gearbox Software, Dallas , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Frisco, Texas

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