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February 15, 2018

Human Resources Analyst

The San Diego Convention Center is recruiting a Human Resources Analyst to join their team. The San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) annually welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe to our facility. Our ultimate goal is guest satisfaction and we are proud of our customer service philosophy, which we call "San Diego Spirit." It is based on the commitment to total service that our employees bring to our customers and colleagues. "San Diego Spirit" gives us the competitive edge that has ranked us a top convention center in North America and the world.

SDCCC is seeking a full time Human Capital Management Analyst who is responsible for the Human Capital Management System and possesses and applies knowledge of principles, concepts, practices and procedures of benefits and compensation. The Human Capital Management Analyst will monitor human resources information needed on a continual basis and updates or designs systems and/or reports to meet the changing requirements of the Corporation. This person will consult with and advise employees on eligibility, provisions and other matters related to health and welfare.  


  • ·         The candidate must be a highly motivated, detailed, results-driven individual, who works collaboratively with staff of all levels throughout the organization.
  • ·         This person should be a creative team player who can cooperatively and enthusiastically switch between responsibilities at times in a moment’s notice. 
  • ·         Will maintain a thorough understanding of the Human Resources Capital Management system (UltiPro) and its modules.
  • ·         Ensure the data integrity in the HRCM system through audit and review.
  • ·         Write, produce, and document accurate, valid and efficient reports using the Human Resources database.
  • ·         Responsible for the administration of health and wellness benefits to include providing leadership for a comprehensive wellness program. 
  • ·         Must have proven success working as a HRMS, benefits and wellness administrator in a diverse organization and is capable of relating to individuals of all levels within the organization.
  • ·         Manages the development, implementation, upgrading and maintenance of all HR modules, interfaces and day-to-day HRCM support activities.
  • ·         Analyzes data and/or manages data input into the HRCM system.
  • ·         Designs custom ad hoc reports, queries, mailing labels, etc. as requested by departments.
  • ·         Develop and conduct in-house HRCM training programs to end users. Develop and maintain up-to-date end-user training manuals and materials.
  • ·         Establish and maintain up-to-date HRCM functional departmental documentation, standard operating procedures, as well as comprehensive HRCM reports library.
  • ·         Act as a liaison between the functional group and IT group. Participate in the testing of new reports, processes, etc. and provide testing results to appropriate resources. Actively participate and make contributions in team meetings and on-on-one meetings.
  • ·         Participate in working groups, councils and committees.
  • ·         Manages special projects.
  • ·         Meet with all levels of management to discuss and clarify requests for projects made by management concerning human resources systems.
  • ·         Prepare detailed written reports of project and documentation for each project to serve both technical and general users.
  • ·         Develop reports to meet management requests and needs for human-resources related information to various levels.
  • ·         Development, implementation and analysis of internal surveys (e.g. EOS).
  • ·         Development, implementation and administration of UltiPro Performance Management.
  • ·         Responsible for the Human Resources side of the bi-weekly payroll processing.
  • ·         Reviews payroll records to ensure that employee deductions are entered accurately.
  • ·         Provides and participates in salary surveys to determine organization’s market relationship and reports findings to the Executive Director, Human Resources. Develop corporate salary surveys to include the creation of distribution lists.
  • ·         In partnership with the Executive Director, Human Resources and other staff as relevant, participates by providing data and completing related submissions for the organization’s annual reports such as but not limited to the AAP, EEO-1 and Vets 100A.
  • ·         Administer employee insurance and working with insurance brokers and plan carriers.
  • ·         Research employee benefit and health/wellness practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
  • ·         Works with employees to promote health and wellness in the workplace; develops programs, distributes education and resources materials, and provides training opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy workforce.
  • ·         Responsible for benefit orientation for new hires or newly eligible employees.
  • ·         Knowledgeable of the ACA average 30 hour employees and benefits administration.
  • ·         Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRCM to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
  • ·         Performs quality checks of benefits-related data.
  • ·         Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
  • ·         Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility.
  • ·         Enrolls employee with carriers and process life status changes.
  • ·         Responds to benefits inquiries form managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
  • ·         Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing changes.
  • ·         Responsible for the administration and reconciliation of monthly billing for all insurance plans (e.g. medical, dental, etc.) prior to submission to Accounting for payment.
  • ·         Maintains employee benefit files and other record keeping related to enrollments, qualifying events, terminations, etc.
  • ·         Processes enrollments for deferred compensation retirement savings plans (457 & 403(b)) and acts as liaison for employees and plan administrators.
  • ·         In conjunction with the Health/Wellness Insurance Broker administers the open enrollment process.
  • ·         Coordinates, plans and facilitates health and fitness activities and programs for employees.
  • ·         Chairs Wellness Committee.
  • ·         Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; and three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • ·         Strong understanding and experience with HRIS/HRMS administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Experience with Ultimate Software highly preferred.
  • ·         PHR or PHR-CA Certification helpful.
  • ·         Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, business contracts, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • ·         Ability to compose reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively, with professionalism and courtesy, present information and respond to questions from individual or groups of employees, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • ·         Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Tagalog helpful, but not required.
  • ·         Knowledge and experience in Human Resources administration and regulations. Robust knowledge of Microsoft applications including: Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe applications.
  • ·         Knowledge of payroll regulations and California wage and hour laws helpful.
  • ·         Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • ·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • ·         Must be detail oriented.


The San Diego Convention Center Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.



The San Diego Convention Center has partnered with Another Source, an external recruitment firm, to assist in their hiring process. Please apply on the Another Source Careers Site to be considered:


Deadline to Apply: March 14, 2018.  


January 13, 2018

Senior Accountant

Kura Oncology is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing personalized therapeutics for the treatment of solid tumors and blood cancers. The company’s diverse pipeline consists of small molecules that target cancer signaling pathways where there is a strong scientific and clinical rationale to improve outcomes by identifying those patients most likely to benefit from treatment. Kura Oncology’s approach to drug development is focused on rapidly translating novel science into life-saving medicines. Kura Oncology was founded in 2014 and has offices in La Jolla, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts.


·       Process multi-state payroll for ~50 employees

·       Prepare and reconcile recurring payroll entries, including vacation and benefit accruals

·       Prepare and record journal entries

·       Prepare monthly reconciliations and analysis for variance accounts, including prepaids, accrued contract and clinical trial expenses, accounts receivable and project allocations

·       Perform month-end close activities

·       Support financial reviews and audits – gather information and prepare schedules as needed

·       Perform as backup for A/P functions as needed, including coding invoices and 1099 reporting

·       Ensure accuracy and compliance with GAAP, SOX and company policies and procedures

·       Perform other duties and ad hoc projects, as assigned, to support the Assistant Controller and Finance department


·       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or other related discipline, or the equivalent knowledge and experience; a professional certification in Accounting is preferred;

·       A minimum of 3 years’ relevant accounting experience, preferably in a combination of the following:  payroll, accruals, clinical trials and/or contract accounting, accounts payable;

·       Experience working in publicly traded company and life science industry preferred;

·       Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control principles for a public corporation;

·       ERP experience required; experience with Microsoft Great Plains/Dynamics and Management Reporter preferred;

·       Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate to advanced Excel skills;

·       Detail oriented with good analytical skills;

·       Strong time management skills and ability to independently to organize multiple tasks of varying priorities and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with various levels of co-workers, upper management, and external customers while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality; and

·       Ability to work in team environment and willing to assist other team members to achieve team goals and objectives.


Kura Oncology offers an attractive salary and benefits package, including equity incentives. To apply, please submit your resume to

January 10, 2018

Payroll Specialist

Job Purpose:  

Processes casino payroll 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

(Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at the sole discretion of Sycuan Management at any time) 

  1. Processes bi-weekly casino and resort payroll by running time and attendance reports, verifying information against imported data provided by departments, receiving and processing self service data-base notifications, ensuring deductions and/or exemptions are accurate, importing tips from tip reporting program, manually entering pooled tips, identifying and researching errors, making corrections as needed, and processing payroll cycles. - 75% 

  1. Verifies accuracy of team member payroll information by reconciling and analyzing payroll accounts, processing month end journal entries, correcting and/or adjusting journal entries as needed, and activating payroll deductions following established procedures. - 10% 

  1. Ensures accurate usage and payment of Paid Time Off by auditing accrued rollover balances, verifying accrued payouts, preparing back up documentation and generating payout checks. - 10%  

  1. Assists the Payroll Supervisor by completing requests for verification of time paid, running time and attendance audits as requested, and completing special projects as directed. -  5% 

Job Specifications: 

Education and Experience: 


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. 

  • 2 years payroll experience  


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field 

  • In-house payroll experience 

  • Payroll certificate  

Skills and Knowledge: 


  • Proficiency in computerized accounting and payroll systems 

  • Proficiency in MicroSoft Word and Excel 

  • Excellent data entry skills 

  • Ability to analyze and resolve discrepancies 

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language 

  • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations 

  • Ability to maintain professionalism and composure 

  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse team member population 

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions 

  • Ability to accept constructive criticism 

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and assignments 

  • Ability to use 10-key by sight or touch 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 

  • Record-keeping and organizational skills  


  • Working knowledge Cerdian/ Dayforce 

  • Multi-lingual  

Supervisory/Managerial Accountability: 

Direct:          None 

Indirect:        None 

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