Payroll Coordinator

Mendocino Farms Talent Acquisition Team
El Segundo, CA 90245
United States
Job Description



$65K - $75K per year, based on experience (non-exempt)

We’re not just selling sandwiches and salads. We’re selling Happy!

Perks and Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Match, and other ancillary benefits

  • Vacation - Up to 2 weeks of vacation per year!

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Employee assistance program

  • Bonus Program

  • Parking & Transit Reimbursement

  • Discounted tickets through Tickets at Work

  • Pet Insurance

  • Gym Memberships

  • Free and delicious Mendo Meals

  • Clear path for growth and development

As the Payroll Coordinator at Mendocino Farms, you will be the point of contact for all payroll-related inquiries. You’ll drive the continuous improvement of our payroll processes and systems while keeping pace with expected company growth.

Your main areas of responsibility will be timely and accurate processing stores payroll, which includes collecting, balancing, and verifying payroll data.  The Payroll Coordinator role will report to the Payroll Generalist in the TM Support department.  


  • Prepares and processes bi-weekly payroll in an efficient, accurate and timely manner

  • Provides best-in-class service to store operators, responding to and resolving any inquiries related to payroll in a timely manner

  • Enters, maintains, and/or processes the following information in the payroll system (Ceridian):

    • Employees’ hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding, address changes, direct deposits, and other employee related information

    • State and Federal garnishments

  • Processes replacement checks and/or direct deposits due to errors, manual checks, and final termination checks

  • Prepares and submits reports with payroll information to store operators

  • Performs special payroll related calculations such as retroactive payments, time off accruals, etc.

  • Processes other tasks assign by your supervisor

  • Supports the Payroll Generalist when needed

  • Assists with year-end processing, including W-2 forms

  • Prepares payroll reports for management or for auditing purposes

  • Partcipates in special projects and proactively seeks to improve department processes

  • Ensures all documentation associated with payroll is maintained properly and confidentially

  • Ensures compliance with company policies and government laws and regulations

  • Participates in other ad hoc projects and requests as needed


  • All Mendo Base Camp members are paid on a bi-weekly basis


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Payroll and/or Accounting preferred

  • Experience in restaurants, retail or convenience store preferred


  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing in order to meet deadlines

  • Strong team player and ability to work effectively as a team member in resolving problems

  • Profeicient with or possesses the ability to quickly learn the company's payroll software

    • Ceridian experience is preferred

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and experience with using Excel

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • Passionate and determined personality with a desire to grow with the company

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high degree of professionalism

About Mendo:
We were founded with the vision to offer so much more than food, and since 2005, we’ve never let the spark of happiness go out. We sell Happy! 

Food is our love language! We connect guests to culinary adventure with our approachably adventurous menu. We use fresh ingredients you can feel good about. We believe that every guest is a friend we haven’t made yet or one we’re welcoming back. 

Does this get you excited?! Then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!


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