Senior Payroll Assistant (Payroll Assistant 4)

Requisition ID: R10013967

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Northridge, CA is currently seeking a Sr. Payroll Assistant to join our team.

In this role, the selected candidate performs a variety of statistical tasks and clerical duties required to prepare payroll data for computer input. Reviews timekeeping records. Processes exception items requiring special handling.  Prepares, compiles and maintains various statistical and payroll records. May manually calculates wages and post wage data for temporary work, bonuses, vacations, terminations, and special payroll requirements. Review employee records on company's human resources information system (Workday). May perform analyses and reviews of data, develop reports for supervision review.

Ensures compliance with NG policies and procedures by auditing various payroll reports, prepping and keying pay adjustments for regular and manual payroll runs, and researching and investigating pay errors

Job duties also include but are not limited to:

  • Processing of over 600 weekly timesheets using the KRONOS system.

  • Assists managers and sector points of contact with pay related matters.

  • Coordination of payroll with Corporate

  • Maintenance of Extended Work Week process

  • Timely processing of labor corrections

  • Support of governmental and internal audits

  • Reconciling payroll and general ledger and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

  • Subject Matter Expert for KRONOS timekeeping system

  • Provides information and detailed responses to inquiries regarding payroll-related activities. 

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma and a minimum of six (6) years timesheet/payroll processing experience

  • Knowledge of KRONOS timekeeping system

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite (excel, word, and PowerPoint)

  • Payroll processing experience including relevant regulatory requirements; internal policy and procedure; accounting practices; system software requirements

  • Must have knowledge of FLSA, federal and California laws, etc.

  • Must be analytical, self-starter and be able to work in a fast moving environment

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

  • Must possess a strong characteristic for attention to detail and accuracy

  • Must have strong organizational skills

  • Problem-solving; organizing and prioritizing work demands in order to meet critical deadlines

  • Perform basic payroll calculations

  • Operating a personal computer including standard software and some specialized accounting software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with COSTPOINT a plus

While this position MAY allow some teleworking, the selected candidate WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK ON-SITE IN NORTHRIDGE, CA AS REQUIRED.


Salary Range: 25.76 - 42.93

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.