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Manager, Payroll

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 51704 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview


PG&E's Payroll Department is responsible for producing timely and accurate paychecks for 22,000 active employees and 21,000 pensioners.  The Department is responsible for handling payroll accounting, overpayments, garnishments, tax filings and payments, and the execution of payrolls. The Department leads Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing and documentation relative to Payroll controls and procedures and works closely with our business partners to respond promptly and professionally to inquiries regarding payments and tax reporting.


Position Summary


The Manager of Payroll Services develops, prioritizes, coordinates, and communicates individual and department objectives that are aligned with the Company’s goals.  This position ensures that the team has the resources and skills needed to maintain day-to-day operations such as but not limited to payroll month-end close, payroll accuracy including minimizing overpayments, client issue resolution, General Rate Case witness related to payroll accounting and procedures, Sarbanes Oxley controls, SAP system changes, coordinating year-end activities such as W2’s and 1099-Rs, and ensuring timely and accurate Federal, State, and local authority tax filings.


Job Responsibilities

•Ensure the successful implementations of new or enhanced payroll applications are performed on time, within scope and budget.

•Provides Payroll with application services that include opportunity identification, requirements gathering, functional specifications, and user acceptance testing.

•Works closely with IT to test system changes for all SAP releases to validate calculated pay is in compliance with Company policies, regulatory requirements and collective bargaining agreements. 

•Develop and manages service level agreements with 3rd party vendors such as ADP and Equifax.

•Establish individual and department objectives that are aligned with organizational goals.  Implements PG&E practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, in addition to reward and recognition.

•Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to maintain day-to-day operations while balancing enhancement requests.

•Ensure compliance to standards / regulations and governance processes, and develop guidance documents where there are gaps.

•Manage employees for the most efficient delivery of services.

•Work collaboratively to build relationships and partner effectively.

•Develop, prioritizes, coordinates and communicates the goals and processes necessary for efficiently managing day-to-day operations and successful delivery of approved enhancements.

•Develop and attain relevant metrics.

•Supports SOX testing and documentation relative to payroll controls and procedures. 

•Provide oversight of the Payroll Helpline and Payroll Questions. 

•Assess and recommend application design or enhancements for business process optimization






•BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent experience

•Minimum of eight years of job-related experience, including previous experience managing staff and programs



•Masters in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business

•Implementation of process improvement

•Development and maintenance of reports

•Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma

•PMP Certification

•Extensive knowledge of SAP, especially payroll module

•Demonstrated ability and influence to effectively navigate complex organizational process, and political challenges

•Able to present highly complex data and findings to internal and external stakeholders

•Ability to synthesize research and provide perspective


•Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a collaborative environment and interact with all levels of management

•Must have a strong track record of cross functional collaboration with other teams such as IT, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Tax, Integrated Disability Management, and Human Resources

•Ability to multi-task, reprioritize, delegate, and make decisions to manage deadlines.

•Ability to evaluate potential opportunities and challenges for business process optimization

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climate change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland