Payroll (Contract)

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 02, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

Payroll Contractor

bluebird bio is seeking a Payroll Contractor with experience working with ADP Workforce Now to assist with all aspects of U.S. payroll operations. This position will be a key member of the payroll team responsible for helping U.S. payroll operations for 650+ employees (and growing!) and to help provide strong customer service to in a dynamic, exciting environment. We are seeking an individual with a solid understanding of payroll operations, strong attention to detail and ability to balance several different projects at one time.

About the role


  • Input US payroll on a bi-weekly basis, ensuring new hire information, terminations, and all other changes are accurately reflected
  • Prepare payroll-related journal entries
  • Provide insight on fluctuations and changes in accounts, as requested by the Payroll Manager
  • Respond to employee questions in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with HR business partners, Benefits, and Equity to ensure accuracy of information used in payroll
  • Respond to verification of employment requests
  • Assist with new state set-ups under the direction of the Payroll Manager and follow up with state departments as needed
  • Prepare for year-end W-2s by assisting with entering ESPP, commuter taxable entries, and other fringe benefits
  • Review the accuracy of W-2s and prepare reconciliations for employees
  • Coordinate with various auditors on required support for audits
  • Assist the Payroll Manager with ad hoc issues as they arise

About you



  • Has direct experience in entering payroll within ADP Workforce Now
  • Has a strong understanding of payroll processes and what is required to successfully run biweekly payrolls for multiple states (currently approx. 15) in the US
  • Has solid attention to detail and is able to perform effective self-reviews before passing their work off to a payroll manager
  • Experience with year-end W-2 entries including ESPP, commuter taxable entries, and reconciliation of year end fringe benefits a must
  • Can work in all Microsoft products, but is especially comfortable with Excel and how to use the tool for large amounts of data effectively
  • Familiarity with Oracle HCM (cloud) is a plus
  • Familiarity with biotech benefits/ incentives a plus