Payroll Administrator

Date: Jun 24, 2024

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:      No Clearance





Supervises day to day activities and operations of the payroll department, providing supervision and training to lower level payroll staff. Ensures timeliness and accuracy of the weekly payroll. Assumes the responsibilities of the payroll supervisor in supervisor’s absence. Ensures that payroll processes are in compliance with State and Federal laws concerning employee pay as well as company policies and collective bargaining agreements. Responsible in the performance and productivity affecting payroll goals. Reports to the Payroll Supervisor and/or General Accounting Manager. Supervises the activities and performances of payroll staff and directs their daily work. Ensures a professional level of service to all customers internal and external to the company. Frequent contact with all levels of employees, office support personnel and outside vendors, IT personnel and PeopleSoft support is expected. Interacts with Corporate Payroll Shared Recourses Inc.–SRI for payroll processing and other operations. Works well with all types of people, in a high paced environment and pressure.



  • Performs and supervises all activities necessary to process payroll, including maintaining related records, filing reports, processing involuntary/voluntary deductions, preparing accounting transactions and documents, preparing and filing quarterly/yearly company income tax returns, documenting and updating procedures and preparing special reports for senior management.
  • Researches and advises payroll staff concerning the accounting treatment of complex transactions such as specialized reporting requirements and withheld accounts adjustments and balancing.
  • Performs periodic reviews of various payroll areas and prepares materials for payroll, accounting, and government auditors.
  • Actively participates in identifying opportunities and implements process and procedure improvements to increase efficiency and to support payroll operation changes to improve: safety, quality, and to reduce cycle times and costs.
  • Maintains updates and reviews Payroll Department metrics and process documentation.
  • Assist with testing and documenting new practices and/or programs
  • Special projects as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business related.
  • Requires six to eight (6-8) years’ experience with automated payroll systems and extensive knowledge of PeopleSoft HRMS/Payroll system, or equivalent experience.
  • Requires two to three (2-3) years’ experience with payroll accounting
  • Certificate in Payroll Practice & Management and/or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred and strongly encouraged. 
  • Knowledge and experience of labor, timekeeping and human resources systems, experience with KABA Auto-Time/Kronos and PeopleSoft a plus. Proficient in use of MS Office Applications.
  • Strong familiarity with the contents of NASSCO Bargaining Union Agreements and the NASSCO Employee Benefits Programs, and their interface with Payroll.
  • Knowledge of payroll requirements including tax calculations, timekeeping, labor cost reporting, California and Federal Wage and Hour Regulations, and Employee Benefits Programs.
  • Actively participates in implementation and monitoring of payroll software changes, takes the lead as a functional user with regards to testing and implementation of payroll software upgrades or changes.
  • Communicates effectively via verbal and written methods with all levels of employees and management
  • Position requires ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and travel as needed.



Work primarily conducted in an office setting with good lighting.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing. Must be physically able to commute to buildings throughout the shipyard. Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise.



Payroll processing is timely and accurate, while providing excellent customer service and complying with all applicable policies, laws and agreements; changes in the payroll environment are anticipated and managed proactively.




$78,400 - $101,400 


This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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