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Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator

at Cast & Crew


At Cast & Crew, we’ve empowered creativity and supported the global entertainment industry for decades.

We grew from a modest small business in 1976 to be the premiere provider of entertainment technology and solutions, staying true to our mission of modernizing content production and leading the digital transformation within the industry. With a global workforce across a host of storied brands, our cloud-based technology and industry expertise span all areas of produced and live entertainment, from film, television, streaming, to advertising, live events, and short-form.

Together with our family of brands – Backstage, CAPS, Checks & Balances, Final Draft, Media Services, Sargent-Disc, and The TEAM Companies – we operate as a combined entertainment technology and services provider offering industry standard screenwriting accounting software, digital payroll products, data & reporting, and a host of creative tools. The industry continues to move faster than ever, and the need for our expertise, our technology, and our people has never been greater. We are a production’s best ally every step of the way. #OneCastOneCrew

ABOUT The TEAM Companies

The TEAM Companies (TTC) are a leading payroll, business affairs & technology provider to the advertising & entertainment industries. We offer union & non-union payroll for actors, musicians, singers, crew, editors, visual effects artists and other craftspeople working on commercials, video games, online content, concert tours and in the music recording industry. TTC also provides technology products including a best in class online timecard and employee on-boarding system designed for the content production community. This is a great opportunity to join an industry segment leader & contribute directly to its impact in the advertising & entertainment communities it serves.

Position Overview

The TEAM Companies’ Talent Payroll Department pays actors, singers, dancers, voice over artists and other performers working in advertising, electronic games and on-line content. The Payroll Administrator is an administrative/data entry position that is responsible for maintaining the filing of employment and performer union documents, assisting with integrity checks of detailed reports that go to clients, and following up internally and with clients on specifics related to the production of a commercial, video game or other projects.

This is an entry level position that requires analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, an aptitude for numbers, multi-tasking and exceptional client service skills. Computer savviness beyond simple programs and applications is required. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a proactive approach to tasks, responsibilities and working with colleagues. Discretion in handling proprietary company and client information is required, along with professional ethics, appearance and conduct.

Core Responsibilities

  • Maintain department filing systems.
  • Assist with performing integrity checks of the customized payroll system.
  • Help distribute invoices to clients.
  • Perform additional tasks or special projects as requested.
  • Assist with support for incoming phone calls and inquiries as needed.
  • Data Entry (Employee, Project, and/or Invoice Information)
  • Create invoices and calculate wages for basic and intermediate payroll scenarios
  • Interact with clients to begin building relationships and rapport
  • Provide Support to Account Coordinators and Managers as needed.

Key Qualifications

  • Basic office skills and proficient user of standard office equipment
  • Articulate and respectful interaction with colleagues, department staff, management and executives in a professional setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; ability to communicate clearly and concisely with clients.
  • Computer skills including Outlook, Word and Excel, and ability and willingness to learn new and/or proprietary computer applications as required. Candidate should also be comfortable with .pdf mark-up tools and processes involved with merging documents and files.
  • Minimum typing/keyboarding of 50 words per minute.
  • Organizational skills. Attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Minimum Educational requirement: High School Graduate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of college or related experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of government and industry requirements for payroll helpful but not required.

Special Work Conditions

  • Sedentary – Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Some positions may entail exerting up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, or pull.

Compensation is commensurate with various factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, skills, training, licensure, certifications, geographic cost of labor, and other business and organizational needs. Compensation range for candidates in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.

The compensation range for this position is:

$20—$20 USD


  • Cast & Crew provides a comprehensive package of employee benefits including: Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D; LTD, additional voluntary benefits such as STD, Vision, paid vacation, holidays, and sick pay; 401(k) and employer match, Additional Life Insurance, health and wellness programs, employee discounts, and other perks!

Note: Cast & Crew benefits are subject to eligibility requirements.

Due to the high volume of applicants, it is likely that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the U.S.

CA residents: Your personal information may be collected in connection with certain services provided by Cast & Crew or its affiliated companies. A summary of your California privacy rights can be found at: https://www.castandcrew.com/privacy-policy/

Cast & Crew is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship or marital status, and to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.