Hope Kaplan

Freelance HR Manager & Payroll Manager

3164
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 3233765769
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/hopekaplan
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$65
Rate/Hr
Summary
Creative, hard-working, experienced VP of Human Resources & Operations Professional with a demonstrated history
of working in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Passionate about the intersection of entertainment and Human Resources; skilled in project management, attention to detail, writing and interpersonal relationships. Looking to contribute to the diversity and growth of an organization. My soul thrives in startups because I get to wear many hats and mentor many people.
Experience
Director of Human Resources and Operations
Fresno Unlimited
Oct 2017 - Oct 2019 2 years 1 month
• Responsible for employee lifecycle from hire to exit, compensation, benefits, performance management, leaves of absence for an entertainment video & content startup.
• Prepared semimonthly payroll and all confidential changes including new hires, terminations, and salary increases Administered and managed company 401k plan with a third-party administrator.
• Responsible for recruiting new employment candidates. Interviews with applicants. onboarding new hires and offboard exiting employees.
• Responsible for all accounting functions utilizing QuickBooks sand ADP payroll, Including accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, assisting in monthly close.
Boutique Owner / Personal Stylist
Pop Life Arts
Jan 2009 - Oct 2017 8 years 10 months
• Oversaw all day to day operations of a brick and mortar and online boutique.
• Responsible for vendor relationships, buying all new and vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry, as well
as trendy gifts, home goods, and furnishings.
• Managed operations and human resources including all staff, payroll, sales and inventory analysis.
• Designed layout for the store and merchandised products seasonally.
• Art directed style and photography for online store. Produced semi-annual fashion and gift shows.
• Spearheaded store's public relations including creating a company website, developing and maintaining
online social media channels, and managing media inquiries for editorial, and filming.
• Developed studio services for film, TV, and events, sourcing, costuming, and wardrobe personal styling
services.
Human Resources Manager - Finance Manager
Deca TV
Feb 2009 - Jan 2012
3 years
• Organize all areas of the day to day operations and human resources, facility, record keeping, and inventory
of assets & licenses, etc. for a women’s web television startup.
• Handled employee and management lifecycle from hire to exit, compensation, benefits, performance
management, leaves of absence.
• Process bi-weekly multi-state payroll for 125 employees using ADP, managed and administrated employee
401K handled any new cycle payroll changes.
• Spearheaded full-cycle recruiting, assisted with the creation of a company-wide policy manual to be used with all new hires and existing staff ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies and company policies.
• Handled all day-to-day accounting functions for accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing billing, bank reconciliation, monthly close.
Human Resources Operations Director
ClickStar, Inc
Aug 2007 - Feb 2009 1 year 7 months
• Providing professional human resources services to managers and employees at a movie download startup owned by Morgan Freeman
• Prepared semi-monthly payroll and all confidential changes including new hires, terminations, and salary increases Administered and managed company 401k plan with a third-party administrator.
• Worked closely with outside technical staffing agencies.
• Assisted in the relocation of new hires to corporate housing
• Responsible for all accounting functions utilizing QuickBooks sand ADP payroll, Including accounts payable,
accounts receivable, journal entries, assisting in monthly close.
Payroll Manager
Paradigm Talent Agency
Nov 2006 - Aug 2007 10 months
• Managed the payroll department for a major global film, tv and literary talent agency.
• Process bi-weekly multi-state payroll for approximately 900 + employees using ADP payroll system, update,
collect and import hours on a bi-weekly basis.
• Verify hours and PTO information, process new hires, terminations, and all employee data changes,
process employee verifications, and garnishments, process EDD requests. Process 401K distributions,
rollovers and hardship requests.
• Successfully handled accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, expense reports, journal entries and
maintained performed account and credit card reconciliation.
Director Of Operations
Custom Film Effects, Inc
Human Resources Operations Manager
Post Modern Music Management
Education
University of California, Berkeley
Master's degree, Physics - Minor Business Management
New York University
Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration - Minor in Mathematical Science
Skills
Dec 2002 - Nov 2006 4 years
Oct 1998 - Dec 2002 4 years 3 months
1987 - 1991
1982 - 1985
Skills (2) Rating
HR Management
Payroll Management