An accomplished Payroll Specialist with more than 5 years of demonstrated experience capable of executing all payroll functions and responsibilities.
5+ payroll experience
ADP Pay Expert Payroll
GAAP Financial Reporting
Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
American Federation of Municipal, State and County Employees AFSCME 3299San Francisco, CAOrganizer/ Union Representative09/2014 to Current
Successfully, recruited and trained 4 Captains and 15 member leaders to develop and execute campaigns, conduct union representation, enforce contract and process grievances.
Support members by using knowledge of basic employee labor laws, such as FMLA, ADA, OSHA, Workers Compensation, Fair Housing and Employment.
Foster and maintain a collaborative environment with members, management, and address worksite issues in labor management setting.; Facilitate trainings and presentations.
Identify contract violation, file grievances and represent members in bargaining meetings.
Organizer East Bay Organizing Committee - Fight for 15 CampaignOakland, CAOrganizer07/2013 to 09/2014
Union organizer responsible for strategic recruitment, assessment, and mobilization of leaders as part of the largest organizing campaign for low-wage fast food workers in the nation.
Formulated and delivered on short-term and long-term organizing plans and capacity building goals.
Engaged in one-on-one persuasion, inoculation, assessment and motivation of unorganized workers on the phone, meetings, and various settings.
Facilitated trainings for the development of leaders to target specific worksite issues.
Identified worksite issues by surveying workers; served as a liaison between workers and attorneys.
Coordinated actions, meetings and union related events; Prepared workers for media speaking events.
Lead and trained new organizers in undeveloped areas, resulting in the identification and mobilization of 30% new leaders and worker activists.
Groundwork's Campaign, No on Prop. 32San Francisco, CALead Organizer08/2012 to 11/2012
Lead organizer responsible for recruitment of canvassers for 5 offices in the Norther California region, utilizing a variety of recruitment techniques, including multi-media and in-person outreach.
Developed and implemented campaign strategy, debriefed staff, and reported daily outcomes.
Provided initial and ongoing training and supervision for a team of 20 canvassers in San Francisco.
Responsible for maintaining personnel files, record keeping, and payroll processing.
Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)Oakland, CAPayroll/ Human Resources Manager02/2012 to 08/2012
Managed payroll and human resources for approximately 800 program participants, including the supervision and training of employees.
Identified staff vacancies, recruited, interviewed, and hired applicants.
Facilitated new employee orientations and reviewed required documents to ensure proper completion.
Executed staffing responsibilities, including resolving understaffing issues, employee disputes, administering disciplinary action, including termination.
Processed payroll for approximately 800 participants and 30 staff members on a biweekly basis.
NUMMI Re-Employment Center UAW-LETCFremont, CA.Case Manager05/2010 to 02/2012
Provided career management services for approximately 130 English and monolingual Spanish speaking clients, with a focus on overcoming employment barriers by: assessing skill sets, providing career counseling, case management, and developing individual employment plans.
Implemented follow-up and motivation techniques that allowed for a 98.5% retention rate among clients in education and training.
Trained 25 Business Service Representatives and Case Managers on program's database system (MIS), On-the-Job training contract, educational training contracts, and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program requirement and procedures; following training, staff successfully passed County and Federal audits.
Responsible for the disbursement of over $700,000 for occupational training and degree programs for caseload of 130 dislocated workers.
Analyzed and researched labor market trends and informed clients about in-demand and lucrative careers.
Proficient at communicating to employers about hiring incentives such as tax credits, on-the-job training, and their actions' effects on politics and public opinion.
Oakland Private Industry CouncilOakland, CA.Payroll/ Human Resources Specialist05/2009 to 05/2010
Responsible for human resources and the processing of payroll for approximately 800 program participants biweekly, requiring working extensive hours to meet deadlines and coordinating with service providers and customers to ensure proper program guidelines and contractual agreements were followed.
Conducted new hire orientations, reviewed new hire documents and entered data in payroll system.
Verified attendance, hours worked and leave time (vacation, sick, etc.), and pay adjustments, such as exemptions, status changes, and updated records in personnel file and computerized system.
Performed record keeping and maintained records reflecting resignations, terminations, change of status, tax and with holding information.
Executed all payroll functions including system set up, data entry, verification of payroll registers, and printing of checks and depositing funds in direct deposit accounts.
Alameda County Juvenile Justice Probation Dept. San Leandro, CAProbation Intern/ Case Manager05/2007 to 05/2009
Case Managed 70 cases of youth probationees ensuring that court orders were being followed.
Developed individual rehabilitation plan and provided resources to help fulfill court orders.
Conducted program orientations for probationees and their families, maintained communication regarding case follow-up, and enforced orders by conduction curfew checks and random field visits.
Oakland Private Industry CouncilOakland, CAProgram Analyst/ Contracts Specialist06/2003 to 05/2007
Responsible for the administration of individual training contracts for EASTBAY Works network, comprised of the City of Oakland, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and City of Richmond.
Processed approximately 1,000 individual training contracts for EASTBAY WORKS clients.
Liason between service providers and accounts payable department.
Received invoices for payment, maintained account status and payment records, approved payment.
Oakland Private Industry CouncilOakland, CA.Payroll Specialist06/1998 to 01/2003
Maintained personnel files, communicated payroll related issues, and responded to inquiries.
Assisted with the administration of benefit plans and vendor payments.
Compiled data, such as: leave requests, garnishments, 401k and other withholdings.
Processed garnishments and other withholding calculations.
Reviewed time cards for accuracy and completeness.
Processed, reviewed, and approved payroll (including taxes and withholdings) for up to 1,000 program participants via Multiple Operations Systems (MOM) and ADP.
Executed payroll (including benefits, taxes and withholdings) for 120 staff; processed manual checks.
Liaised with auditors to ensure grant compliance Maintained spreadsheets, tracked vendor payments and disbursement of funds.
B.A:Criminal Justice2009San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
M.B.A:Program Management John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA.