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Payroll Manager



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024
About Crexi

Crexi is reimagining commercial real estate, building industry-leading software for professionals to more effectively market, analyze, and trade commercial property. With a suite of due diligence tools, transaction services, deal pipeline support, and a dynamic listing marketplace, Crexi accelerates deal efficiency and has empowered millions of monthly users to close more than $615 billion in deals and market over $7 trillion in property value.

About This Role

The Payroll Manager is responsible for payroll processing for Crexi . This role is directly responsible for understanding and performing all phases of the payroll process, multi-state, bi-weekly in-house payrolls, time and attendance system interfaces, payroll tax reporting and reconciliation, and payroll related accounting transactions. The role also requires critical thinking, exercise of professional judgment, problem identification, analysis and resolution skills, proficiency with BambooHR Payroll system processing, maintenance, and reporting.

What You'll Do

  • Process, review, and balance bi-weekly and semimonthly payrolls
  • Ensure payroll transactions are processed correctly for time, earnings, benefits, deductions, taxes, garnishments, and other items that affect pay and/or company liability
  • Deep understanding of payroll taxes and rates in each state and locality
  • Responsible for payroll administration, reconciliations to General Ledger and other accounts
  • Timely assist employees and managers with payroll-related inquiries professionally, showing excellence in customer service
  • Maintain operating procedures manual and ensure policies and procedures are up to date and are being followed
  • Continuously evaluate, analyze, and recommend to the Division Controller opportunities to improve and/or streamline payroll processes
  • Identify, research, investigate and resolve payroll anomalies during routine payroll analyses and audit
  • Process monthly, quarterly, and year-end reporting for multiple states including reconciliation to payroll and general ledger systems and submission of payments
  • Plans and conducts and reports results of audits to ensure all enrollments are accurate
  • Works closely with the Accounting and Finance department for quarterly and year end audits
  • Collaborate and partner with Human Resources regarding new hires, terminations, benefit deductions, assigned payroll policies and other matters
  • Administers unemployment claims
  • Presents benefits overview to new hires during the onboarding process

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Accounting, or related degree or relevant combination of experience, education, and certification(s)
  • At least 5 + years’ experience in processing full cycle payroll in a multi-state environment with exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Extensive knowledge of wage and hour compliance, and payroll tax compliance
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced, challenging environment with multiple and competing priorities
  • High attention to detail and ability to guard highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Demonstrates exceptional analytical skills and ability to create useful and actionable reports
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Continuously seeking opportunities to improve the automation of the payroll and reporting processes
  • Possess a creative outlook with a problem-solving attitude


  • CPP certification preferred
  • PHR/SHRM-CP certification helpful but not required
  • strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including payroll, benefits, and time & attendance
  • Familiarity with BambooHR Payroll desired

Why Crexi?

  • Rapidly growing startup with a dynamic work environment
  • Flexible team structure with the ability to progress in career
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Collaborative culture and numerous team activities

The anticipated base salary range for candidates who will work in our Playa Vista, California location is $87,000-$105,000. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will depend on several factors, which may include, but are not limited to, the type and length of experience applicable to the role and within the industry, education, geographic location, etc. Commercial Real Estate Exchange, Inc (“Crexi”) is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

Crexi is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Crexi will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.