Center for Discovery

  • Payroll Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Alamitos
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    About Center For Discovery

    Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings.  It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve.  


    Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

    At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight.  You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.


    Additional benefits include:

    • Full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental benefits including FSA and 401K
    • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
    • Team-building exercises and activities
    • A fun, dynamic setting including weekly company-sponsored lunches
    • Monthly birthday celebrations, ample snacks provided
    • Annual BBQ company event and holiday party

    The Position

    This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position located at our home office in Los Alamitos, CA. We are seeking an energetic, results-oriented Payroll Assistant with a passion for people and creating solutions. This is a great opportunity for an ideal candidate looking for an entry level position in a Payroll department to be working with different levels of management in a corporate office setting.


    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred.
    • Minimum one year payroll department experience preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
    • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Must have clear, effective, and efficient verbal and written communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and strong ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines within a fast-paced environment.
    • Familiarity with HRIS software (Paycom) a plus


    • Ensure employee timecards are properly submitted and reviewed prior to processing.
    • Work out staff modifications such as direct deposit, tax withholding, garnishments, liens, etc. as required
    • Give responses to and answer payroll inquires promptly
    • Handle payroll transactions by adhering to Center For Discovery’s procedures and policies
    • Carry out regular clerical functions which involve faxing, filing, copying, and emailing
    • Revise diverse spreadsheets to maintain precise records
    • Establish and manage reports within the HRIS (Paycom)
    • Handle staff confidence and safeguard payroll transactions by ensuring confidentiality of information
    • Maintain Vacation and Sick accrual and other accruals as necessary.
    • Maintain various excel spreadsheets, databases and preparation of reports.
    • Answer incoming HR calls and designate calls to appropriate departments or peers.


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