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RWS Entertainment Group Finance Coordinator in Long Island City, New York

RWS Entertainment Group is a full service, worldwide production company that provides the very best in custom designed as well as pre-packaged events and live shows for corporations, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, and the fashion industry. Established in 2003, RWS Entertainment Group was built from the ground up through the dedication and devotion of a hard-working team. We have experienced continued growth embracing our mission, Raise Your Experience.

Who we?re looking for?

RWS Entertainment Group is currently seeking a FINANCE COORDINATOR to serve as PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR within the company.

About the role?

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, quantitative thinker who is adept at noticing errors, must be able to multi-task and prioritize as well as remain highly organized. The payroll administrator will be in charge of the payroll of about 300 performers on a biweekly basis.

What?s expected?

  • Process biweekly payroll for approximate 300 performers and/or seasonal

    employees likely to be servicing different projects or clients.

  • Collect time sheets and ensure accuracy.

  • Respond to all payroll related inquires.

  • Import biweekly payroll data into our AP software

  • Proficient knowledge and utilization of payroll database system. Should be familiar with applicable programs: invoice, batch, timecards and reports, timecard verification, payroll history, cast list, gross wages, per diem, housing deposits, et.

  • Onboard performers and/or seasonal employees on the appropriate payroll system.

  • Request the appropriate documentation and maintains accurate data.

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as assigned.

Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.

What you bring?

  • Four-year college degree preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication ability

  • Ability to work towards team and individual goals

  • Knowledge in using an analytical approach to breaking payroll

  • Must exhibit sense of urgency with regards to performer payroll

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent Office 365 skills

  • Flexibility to shift priorities as needed to service the department needs

  • Understanding of and commitment to maintaining current knowledge of industry trends, concepts, products, practices and financial arrangement

  • Must have the ability to break payroll and learn advanced concepts when ready

  • Self-motivated, must be able to work independently, goal oriented and people oriented

  • Must have a minimum of 1-year experience in the entertainment payroll industry.

What we bring?

  • CitiBike membership

  • Commuter benefits

  • Health benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Pet-friendly office

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k with company match

  • Employee Enrichment Program

  • When available, complimentary tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway shows and industry events

  • Summer Fridays

  • Progressive PTO Policy

At RWS, we believe our bold makers and mold breakers can come from any background. Our stage is open to all applicants, regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. RWS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.