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Payroll Manager
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ years' experience handling payroll in a multi-state environment
  • Experience using Workday is a must
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices
  • Proficient in MS Excel including utilization of VLOOKUP's, pivot tables, and formulas
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; analytical mindset with good judgment
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills with different stakeholders and all levels of employees
  • Self-starter: ability to work and prioritize with little direction
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to handle multiple priorities within deadlines is required
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent field of study
  • Process, review and validate semi-monthly multi-state payrolls (exempt & non-exempt), as well as off cycle payrolls for bonuses, stock transactions, and other payroll payments as needed
  • Review timesheets for accuracy and follow up with employees and managers to ensure timely timecard submissions
  • Perform prorated pay calculations for new hires and terminations ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements
  • Oversee GL changes to ensure all payroll-related systems and vendors remain current and are accurately coded
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations of payroll balance sheet accounts and assist with fluctuation analysis related to payroll activity
  • Understand proper taxation of employer and employee paid benefits and ensure proper processing through payroll (HSA, FSA, Medical, Dental, Vision, AD&D, Life insurance, Disability, 401(k), etc.)
  • Research and resolve questions from employees and managers related to payroll information such as time off, retroactive pay calculations, tax questions, and other changes
  • Reconcile W-2 to ensure accurate entry of all compensation transactions
  • Assist with Worker's Compensation, 401(k), and SOX audits
  • Support annual audits and other cyclical internal audits
  • Build-out processes and systems that ensure the payroll operations scale in quality, seamless manner
  • Manage, mentor and coach team members and peers as needed
  • Collaborate with Payroll colleagues and other individuals to support quarterly forecast and annual budgetary analyses, and reporting needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned and participate in projects as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • FCP or CPP certification
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment highly desired
  • Experience processing all types of stock transactions, and an understanding of the tax implications of each type (i.e., NQSO, ISO, RSU, and ESPP) is a plus
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics and/or OneSource Virtual highly preferred

201-500 employees

Satellite delivery & rocket launch services
Company Overview
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected plane. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™.
  • Competitive Medical (HMO & PPO)/Dental/Vision plans
  • Company paid Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability plans
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits
  • Caregiving support benefits
  • Company perks, like PetPlan, curated gym/travel/products discounts
  • Free lunch
  • Company events