Senior Payroll Specialist

People Operations Team | San Francisco

Senior Payroll Specialist

Planning world domination? What a coincidence, we are too! With VRV recently reaching 1.5M registered users in less than one year, and Crunchyroll topping the 1M subscriber milestone; the team at Ellation is just getting started.

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist to join our People Operations team. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to thrive in dynamic and growing environment. This position will require a high level of attention to detail as well as maintaining confidentiality.

This position is full-time, located in the heart of San Francisco. This role liaises between People Ops and Finance.


  • Full-cycle semi-monthly payroll processing for US employees (Exempt and Non-Exempt)
  • Maintain and reconcile payroll records for international subsidiaries (Japan and Moldova)
  • Payroll Compliance with State and Federal laws and Leaves of absence tracking
  • Proper administration of personnel records and changes as pertaining to payroll
  • Maintain employee confidence by keeping payroll information confidential
  • Management of contractors’ documentation, tracking, and processing
  • Compliance reporting including 401k, Workers Comp, EEO, HCSO
  • Ad hoc reporting as requested by Finance and Head of People Ops
  • Prepare proper documentation for all personnel changes
  • Assist employees with all payroll related matters
  • Manage multi-state payroll related matters


  • 5+ years of experience processing hourly & salaried payroll for a global workforce
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and staff
  • Self-starter and takes initiative to support the team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Experience processing payroll in Paylocity
  • Working with foreign workforce a plus
  • Project and time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Background check required
  • Strong attention to detail


  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and meditation classes
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Opportunity to participate in industry conferences
  • Employer-sponsored training and certifications
  • Contribute to multiple open source products
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Paid commuter benefit
  • Competitive salary

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.

About Ellation

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll andVRV. With majority investment from Otter Media, a joint-venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Ellation operates at the intersection of technology and media to redefine the next wave of media interaction and consumption -- breaking down barriers to content experiences for passionate fans around the world. Ellation’s offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content that brings our communities of passionate fans together.

About VRV

VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.