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Payroll Representative


Mattel creates innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play.

Company Description

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

The Team:

Mattel Finance hires leaders. Every one of our finance professionals works in a global finance organization interacting with senior leadership and with the accountability and responsibility to grow a career. We are a strong and nimble finance department focused on driving business results in the most cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves on consistent processes, fast decisions and increased accountability.

Job Description

The Opportunity: 

The Mattel Shared Services Organization is on a transformation journey – set out to dramatically improve its operations by adopting best practices and developing a culture of continuous improvement. This position will provide specialized support to Payroll but will also drive operational projects to improve business process efficiency and functionality.

What Your Impact Will Be: 

  • Responsible for all aspects of U.S. payroll tax processing.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of multiple weekly and bi-weekly payrolls.
  • Respond to employee inquiries and assist in the management reporting regarding payroll.
  • Enter and audit state and local tax data in Payroll system.
  • Work with varied tax jurisdictions to research, respond and resolve all payroll tax related issues including audits.
  • Maintain key data tables in Payroll system required for use in data entry/validation and reporting.
  • Assist in preparation, coordination and submission of garnishments/court orders.
  • Year-End Processing including tax and payroll table setup and reporting.  Includes W-2, W-2C, W-4 and government reporting
  • Work with IT department to test and implement periodic system tax updates/special programming.
  • Assist with the General Ledger reconciliation and submission to Finance.
  • Research and registration of tax obligations associated with new Company Locations.
  • Periodic audit of employee tax set-up to ensure compliance.
  • Provide functional support and configuration expertise to the team, including: basic setup, tax setup, garnishment setup, with ability to troubleshoot issues related to payroll processing, G/L interfaces and tax reporting.
  • Support business operations and satisfy user inquiries, resolve issues and support applications.
  • Advise the project team on best practices related to configuration and setup of the payroll system.
  • Print and sort paychecks as needed.
  • Some overtime may be necessary.


What We’re Looking For: 

  • Ability to work with highly confidential information with absolute discretion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with people at all levels.  Must be able to interface on a daily basis with Business Unit customer and the Business Unit Supervisor.
  • Continuous improvement approach to problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Employs a strong customer service mindset.
  • Ability to efficiently handle a high volume of work while maintaining accuracy and attention to necessary detail.
  • Strong knowledge of PC’s and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and PeopleSoft.
  • Associate’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Information Systems preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in Tax/Payroll/Benefits preferred.
  • Exemplary attendance and job performance.

Additional Information

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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Mattel creates innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play.

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