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We recognize that our success as an organization is dependent on the success of our individual team members.

The mission of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism) is to improve the quality of life for all Angelenos through the economic and community benefits of tourism. Representing over 1,000 local tourism-related businesses, Los Angeles Tourism is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting the City of Angels as one of the world’s premier travel destinations. Through its global brand marketing and sales efforts, Los Angeles Tourism works to inspire visitors to immerse themselves in the kinds of unscripted moments and meaningful experiences that can only happen in LA.

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on welcoming applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, marital status, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Los Angeles Tourism continues to prioritize the health and safety of our workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our team be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. For individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, the Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy and applicable law.

Based on the number of inquiries we receive for job postings, we regret that we are not able to respond to every individual submission. Your resume will be carefully reviewed against the requirements for the position and we will be in touch if we select you to move forward in the interview process. Thank you for your interest in joining the Los Angeles Tourism team!

Senior Manager, Payroll

Job Title: Senior Manager, Payroll
Department: Finance & Accounting
Reports to Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

Position Summary: 
The Senior Manager, Payroll will manage the entire payroll function, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with federal, state and local payroll laws. The individual must have multi-state payroll experience and knowledge of California wage & hour law, IRS tax code and Department of Labor regulations as it relates to payroll and retirement plans. The ideal candidate is analytical and methodical with deep knowledge of payroll regulations. 
 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed in order of importance:
Payroll Duties (85%):

•    Manage and process the multi-state bi-weekly payroll function, including quarterly and annual tax returns, W-2’s, amendments, discrepancies, and audits for the U.S. based employees. 
•    Demonstrate expert knowledge in wage & hour laws, specifically California and Los Angeles County wage & hour laws.
•    Ensure the payroll system is configured in accordance with all federal, state, county and city laws and the payroll processing adheres to laws and regulations.
•    Working knowledge of FLSA.
•    Review timecards and follow-up on discrepancies or completeness as required.
•    Ensure payroll is processed accurately and on time each pay cycle. 
•    Review all HR data entered into the Human Resource Management Systems (“HRMS”) (Paylocity) by HR team members; ensure all data entered is accurate and complete.
•    Enter all employee data (e.g., new hires, terminations, salary and personal changes, etc.) into the HRMS; ensure data is accurate and complete. Update all employee data in the HRMS as required.
•    Enter all earnings, deductions, involuntary deductions (e.g., wage garnishments, child support orders, etc.) into the payroll system and other data as directed by HR and Finance team members and ensure data is accurate and complete. 
•    Process all additional compensation, such as bonuses and quarterly commissions, in accordance with wage & hour laws.
•    Demonstrate knowledge of leave of absence regulations and coordination of benefits practices.
•    Demonstrate knowledge of processing, calculating and explaining SDI and other state funded programs.
•    Act as primary liaison with all employees on payroll questions and requests.
•    Responsible for all Time & Labor set up for new hires and perform training to new hires and existing staff as required.
•    Determine appropriate taxation of all employee earnings and fringe benefits.
•    Research and resolve tax discrepancies related to payroll tax return filings.
•    Abide by generally accepted accounting principles and internal procedures and controls to protect and preserve the Company’s assets. 
•    Responsible for creating the journal entry and providing complete, accurate and timely data to the Director of Accounting.
•    Responsible for reconciliation of accrued vacation and sick time, benefit and payroll withholding accounts.
•    Demonstrate ability to generate routine and ad hoc reporting to stakeholders including SVP, HR and CFO.
•    Partner with HR to create and/or update payroll policies as needed.    85%
•    Ensure all deferrals into the retirement plans are funded accurately and timely; ensure all deductions to FSA and other benefit portals are entered accurately and timely.
•    Demonstrate ability to understand Los Angeles Tourism’s 401(k) Plan (“Plan”) stipulations and 401(k) and IRS regulations in general.
•    Ensure all deferrals and employer match contributions adhere to the Plan and to IRS and DOL regulations.  
•    Perform routine audits of deferrals and funding and Plan compliance; report results to CFO.
•    Act as primary liaison for all retirement plan inquiries.
•    Collaborate with CFO on review of compliance testing, Form 5500’s and related filings.    
Other Duties (10%):
•    Manage and code all benefits invoices and ensure they are submitted to Accounts Payable in a timely and accurate manner.
•    Maintain an orderly and secure document / payroll record filing system.
•    Act as primary liaison with workers’ compensation auditors.
•    Provide census data as requested by external parties, including actuaries for the pension plan.
•    Primary liaison for payroll related walkthroughs, documentation, and questions in support of financial statement audits.
•    Responsible for all Employment Development Department unemployment claims, audits and follow-up.
•    Collaborate with HR and Finance team members to explore the feasibility of processing international payroll from the corporate office.
Other projects as assigned (5%)

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred and a minimum of 9-11 years of payroll experience required. Must have multi-state payroll experience. Active member of the American Payroll Association a plus. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1.    Highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, operating at the utmost level of integrity, confidentiality and transparency.
2.    Hands on knowledge/use of a HRMS (e.g., ADP, PayChex, PayCom). Preferred experience with Paylocity.   
3.    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
4.    Significant experience managing complex budgets and aligning budgets with business strategies.
5.    Knowledge of California wage & hour law, IRS tax code and Department of Labor regulations as it relates to payroll and retirement plans.
6.    Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.
7.    Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
8.    Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills. 
9.    Dependable, great attitude, highly motivated and a team player.
10.    Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
11.    Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines. Ability to work in a changing environment.
12.    Ability to communicate effectively across various departments. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS – ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL TASKS: 
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, move. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, pull, push, transport and/or move up to 40 pounds. Ascends and/or descends stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision. Requires prolonged sitting, driving, some bending, some twisting neck and body, some stooping and stretching/reaching (up, down, out), requires grasping, feeling, and detecting, requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, mouse, photocopier, fax machine, telephone, calculator, projector, screen for presentations, and other office equipment on a repetitive basis. Requires normal range of hearing, talking, and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports and information.  


COMPENSATION RANGE:
Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience.
$80,000 - $100,000 

 

Mandatory Vaccine Requirement:
Los Angeles Tourism continues to prioritize the health and safety of our workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our team be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. For individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, the Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy and applicable law.
 

To apply, please email your resume to hr@latourism.org, noting the position title in the subject line. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to each individual submission and cannot accept phone inquiries. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to hearing from you.

Senior Manager, International Brand & Digital Marketing

Job Title:    Senior Manager, International Brand & Digital Marketing
Department:    Brand & Digital Marketing
Reports to:    Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing 

 

Position Summary: The Senior Manager, International Brand & Digital Marketing will work with international teams and the Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing by managing all international brand, digital and social projects including collaborating with international influencers and agencies as well as Visit California and Brand USA, overseeing language sites on discoverlosangeles.com, managing international social channels, creating international B2B digital communications and assist with managing international advertising campaigns. The successful candidate will be a proactive self-starter with excellent communication, writing, and editing skills and possess a strong multi-project management mindset. Standard office hours with the ability to be flexible for late afternoon/evening conversations with international markets required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed in order of importance:

1.    Manages brand, digital and social projects with international team members, representatives, and agencies from key market. Ensures all requests from international teams are responded to in a timely manner and prioritized. - 25%

2.    Oversees international language sites on discoverlosangeles.com. Shares monthly HQ editorial calendar with international teams. Ensures content is translated and posted regularly and in a timely manner. Monitors and reports on site traffic with Google Analytics. - 20%

3.    Manages international social media channels with international teams. Works closely with Social Media Manager for HQ content direction. Reviews social calendars from each international market and ensures content is posted regularly and in a timely manner. Monitors and reports on social analytics. - 20%

4.    Identifies, engages with and hosts influencers/creators from key international markets. - 15%

5.    Works with international teams on B2B digital communications, eNewsletters, branding and B2B social media trade pages. - 10%

6.    Assists in the review and project management of international advertising campaign. - 5%

7.    Performs other duties as assigned. - 5%
    100%

 

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
8.    Collaborates on activations and events in international markets.
9.    Drafts scope of work with influencers/creators, agencies and independent contractors for international projects.
10.    Modifies images to fit appropriately for all web/social dimensions when needed.
11.    Partners with Visit California and Brand USA (state and national tourism boards) on projects throughout the year.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant international marketing experience required. 

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license and be able to drive a vehicle for work- related travel as needed and as applicable to the position.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1.    Must be exceptionally knowledgeable of Los Angeles (communities and product) and have a passion for the promotion of the destination.
2.    Experience working on international projects with team members on various time zones.
3.    Strong knowledge of online communications strategies and tactics, usability standards, branding and latest digital technologies, tools and best practices.
4.    Fluency or solid understanding of any language from one of our key markets is preferred (Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German, French, or Chinese).
5.    Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
6.    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
7.    Dependable, great attitude, highly motivated and a team player.
8.    Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
9.    Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.
10.    Ability to communicate effectively across various departments.
11.    Ability to work in a changing environment.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS – ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL TASKS:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, move. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, pull, push, transport and/or move up to 40 pounds. Ascends and/or descends stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision. Requires prolonged sitting, driving, some bending, some twisting neck and body, some stooping and stretching/reaching (up, down, out), requires grasping, feeling, and detecting, requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, mouse, photocopier, fax machine, telephone, calculator, projector, screen for presentations, and other office equipment on a repetitive basis. Requires normal range of hearing, talking, and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports and information.

  • Fly on an airplane and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Able to get in and out of a vehicle on a regular basis while traveling for work.
  • Able to carry, lift, roll luggage or equipment for work-related travel.
  • Reliable transportation.

COMPENSATION RANGE:
Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience.
$80,000 - $95,000 

 

Mandatory Vaccine Requirement: Los Angeles Tourism continues to prioritize the health and safety of our workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our team be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. For individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, the Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy and applicable law.


To apply, please email your resume to hr@latourism.org, noting the position title in the subject line. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to each individual submission and cannot accept phone inquiries. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to hearing from you.