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Job Title:  Payroll Practitioner II

Position: Full Time

Location: San Diego, CA

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Job Title:  Payroll Practitioner I

Position: Full Time

Location: San Diego, CA


Please Submit your Resume to: at Alliant/Payroll Practitioner II - Req. # 9041/Click on Submit Resume



Responsible for preparing the company payroll and maintaining the company timekeeping system. Allocate expenses to the general ledger, verify employment, process involuntary deductions, and perform all duties related to the timekeeping system.



.Checks and audits timekeeping records for compliance;

.Posts changes in tax status, payroll deductions, and miscellaneous changes;

.Processes garnishments and tax levies;

.Processes requests for manual checks and process terminations;

.Processes and audit payrolls;

.Accurately maintains corresponding employee files;

.Responds to employee inquiries;

.Other duties as assigned.




High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

2 – 4 years multi-state experience in payroll


Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong customer service skills

Good problem solving and time management skills

Good planning, organizational, and prioritization skills

Ability to work within a team and foster teamwork

Experience with general office equipment including 10-key by touch

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite



Payroll Associate – San Diego, CA (Mira Mesa Area/92126)

Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30

Argen Corporation currently has an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Associate to join a growing, technology-focused and service-oriented team.  If you thrive in a fast- paced and dynamic environment, and want to be a part of an organization with an unwavering commitment to quality dental solutions, then explore our career opportunities and get to know Argen.  

About Us  

Argen is a family-owned and privately held company based in San Diego, CA with a state-of-the-art manufacturing center that provides high quality dental solutions to dental labs of all sizes. Founded as a precious metals company in South Africa, Argen has evolved into a dynamic, technology-based manufacturing organization focused on three key business segments, including dental alloys, zirconia, and digital dentistry solutions. Argen continues to invest in innovative research and development, continually improving on our current products and developing new solutions for the dental industry. Argen provides our global customers with affordable, high-performance products and industry-leading customer service. Argen’s products are FDA regulated and ISO certified.   450 employees in US and International.

About the Opportunity  

The Payroll Associate processes manual checks, spot bonuses and special checks, and monitors daily employee timecards. Trained as back-up support for biweekly payroll processing from timecard export to payroll transmission. Works with department supervisors and managers regularly to ensure timely and accurate payroll processing. 

In this role, the successful candidate:   

  • Reviews employees’ timecards & communicates to supervisors when there are timecard exceptions. 
  • Remains up-to-date and adheres to all state and federal regulations for payroll processing.  
  • Processes and monitors garnishment orders and other issues that impact payroll specifications. 
  • Corresponds with Verification of Employment requestors. 
  • Responds to employee inquiries regarding payroll issues or concerns. 
  • Maintains and documents all payroll records including scanning manual checks and saving soft copy in the employee file. 
  • Processes manual checks for terminations, incentives, and spot bonuses. 
  • Runs and distributes daily overtime reports. 
  • Prepares and distributes manual checks when necessary.  
  • Contacts banks and compliance agencies regarding deposit, withdrawal, or tax inquiries and discrepancies. 
  • Researches and responds to compensation and payroll deduction queries. 
  • Provides assistance to the finance department in preparing for audits. 
  • Keeps detailed and organized payroll records. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

What does it take to be successful?  

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing and or warehouse setting preferred. 
  • Excellent PC and basic math skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook. 
  • Strong time management skills and efficient in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Positive team player. 
  • Comfortable working with all levels of employees and department.   
  • Able to work in a team setting or autonomously depending on the task.   
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization.  
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities on a day to day basis while maintaining superior customer service. 
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations ISO 13485, 21CFR Part 820, CMDR SOR/98-282, 93/42/EEC, RDC 16 2013, MHLW MO 169 and TG(MD)R Sch3 preferred.

Our Awesome Benefits!  

Working for a growing innovative company like Argen means exciting opportunities for training and learning, career development and advancement from only the best in the dental industry. With all that hard work, Argen is committed to ensuring the welfare of its employees and provides an amazing benefit package that includes: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans 
  • 401k with Employer Match 
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time 
  • Employee Events 
  • Wellness Programs 
  • Discounts for home, travel, entertainment, relaxation that includes mobile phone service, technology, airline and hotel, theater/theme park tickets, restaurants and so much more!

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled VEVRAA Federal Contractor 

Please click here to apply:  Recruitment (

Debbie M. Duguay

Corporate Recruiter

The Argen Corporation

8515 Miralani Drive

San Diego, CA 92126


Payroll Technician II

Under supervision of the Payroll Supervisor, the Payroll Technician II has the responsibility to independently process the full range of payroll transactions such as wages, appointments, changes in status, leaves and separations. Work assignments require the application of payroll and HR regulations, policies, procedures, programs, guidelines, and applicable state and federal laws. The Payroll Technician II is required to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, how to utilize an electronic payroll system, as well as familiarity with federal and state tax law, compliance, and reporting.

The Payroll Technician II is responsible for but not limited to:

Reviews time reports for proper authorization, accuracy, completeness, alternate work schedules, and multiple positions in adherence to Federal and State wage and hour laws, Fair Labor Standards, internal policies and procedures, and makes necessary corrections.
Processes time reporting records, entitlements, disability processing, judgments, levies, garnishments and wage withholding orders.
Accurately inputs time report data, special pays, redistributions, W-4 information, direct deposits, and address changes into the Banner finance system and the Nolijweb data storage system.
Calculates manual pays, retroactive payments, emergency pays, and miscellaneous payroll adjustments.
Independently processes and completes payroll/ HR requested transactions such as appointments, change in status, leaves, and separations.
Transmits employee direct deposits to the bank.
Prepares payroll checks for mailing.
Assists with various state tax filings

Coordinates completion of the payroll cycle with Human Resources.
Processes third party vendor checks and direct deposits for Accounts Payable.

Assists employees in completing Non-Resident Alien Information Form, IRS Form W-4, and answers any questions or concerns of the employee.
Processes collected data into Windstar software in order to determine tax residency and withholding obligations or treaty exemptions on payroll payments.
Reports signed 8233 forms for each tax year to the Payments Manager for IRS Form 1042-S preparation.

Runs audit queries to verify accuracy of data entry prior to finalizing and releasing payroll disbursements.
Participates in the testing of software upgrades and implementations as related to the position; reviews pay programs and assist with troubleshooting.

Prepares memos; responds to inquiries relating to HR payroll procedures and policies.
Requests additional information and documentation from administrators, faculty, staff and employees, and makes necessary adjustments.
Researches discrepancies of payroll information and/or documentation for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing

Assists with Payroll projects
Leads and/or provides training to lower-level Payroll Technicians

Minimum Education
Any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Minimum Experience
Two-years of payroll and personnel experience.

 Preferred Experience/Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or related
Experience working in a diverse academic or public organization.
Four years of progressively responsible payroll experience
Experience using a computerized time keeping system such as Workforce Software/EmpCenter for payroll processing.
Payroll Certification
Experience using Banner finance system

SDSURF believes employees are an important and valuable resource and offers an excellent benefits package that includes:

¨ Retirement                   
¨ Life Insurance
¨ Disability Insurance
¨ Pre-tax Investments
¨ Medical, Vision, & Dental Insurance
¨ Vacation Days
¨ 13 Paid Holidays and Personal Holiday
¨ Sick Leave Days

Due to COVID-19, this position is primarily virtual, requiring telework. It is anticipated that the assignments will transition back to an in-office and/or hybrid work environment when San Diego County restrictions are lifted.
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


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