Payroll Accountant

San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

The Payroll Accountant is an integral part of a growing accounting team and needs have strong operational experience with full-cycle payroll processing. The position requires the individual to have the ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize work, demonstrate accountability, and meet established deadlines. The ideal candidate will have strong operational experience who enjoys a fast-paced, pre-commercial environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of semi-monthly payroll for the entire company
  • Establish strong partnerships with human resources and stock administration to create efficient and scalable processes
  • Understand payroll strategies and deliver recommendations for improving the payroll process
  • Provide prompt, friendly, and efficient customer service to employees who have questions regarding their pay, deductions, or the payroll process
  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering to internal control requirements and maintaining updated documentation for payroll related processes
  • Perform account reconciliations, month-end and quarter-end activities as it relates to payroll and compensation
  • Ensure proper taxation of stock options (NQSO, RSU etc) as well as timely recording and remittance of tax liabilities to the IRS and state taxing agencies
  • Process ESPP enrollment, deductions, contributions, withdrawal and reconciliation
  • Process Fidelity 401K enrollment, deductions, contributions, withdrawal and reconciliation
  • Records and reconciles 401K contribution and company match
  • Maintain various accounting/payroll systems for active and inactive employees, including but not limited to ADP, Fidelity, Kronos, and NetSuite systems
  • Perform special projects or other duties as requested

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of full-cycle payroll
  • Experience working in a publicly-traded, high-growth biotech company preferred
  • Expert knowledge of payroll and payroll tax rules and regulations in US
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now, Fidelity and Kronos, time allocations systems are preferred
  • Experience with financial accounting software such as NetSuite
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • A committed team player, detail oriented and an effective communicator
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required

Fit with GBT culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.