Payroll Manager

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Oct 06, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives, while doing the most impactful work of your life.

The Impact You’ll Make

  • Lead in the development of a standalone corporate payroll function including process design, vendor management, and system enhancements to ensure optimal performance in the delivery of payroll services
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local payroll laws, wage and hour laws, and best practices
  • Oversee the design, development, and implementation of a future HRIS system and ensure optimal functionality
  • Resolve all payroll discrepancies and irregularities proactively
  • Support the stock plan administration function in the timely withholding/reporting of all equity and other non-cash employee compensation (ESPP, RSUs, NSO and ISO stock options, etc.)


The Team You’ll Join 

As the Payroll Manager, you will be an essential member of the Finance Team reporting directly to the VP, Finance.  The Finance team is a fun, tightly-knit group. You will leverage the depth and breadth of your payroll knowledge to help increase the sophistication of our existing payroll function during a time of exponential growth, post IPO. You will also rely on your interpersonal skills to effectively work cross-functionally across the organization. In your role, you will work closely with the Stock Plan Administrator as well as members of the Finance team to ensure all current and future reporting needs are met public company standards. You will need self-initiative, a collaborative mindset, and the ability to transparently communicate with organization team members at all levels.


The Experience You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or related field: professional certificate (e.g. CPP, CPM)
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources Information Systems within a public company or similar environment
  • Supervisory experience (experience building/growing teams a plus)
  • Expert knowledge of core, end-to-end payroll processes procedures including controls
  • Strong knowledge of multi-state labor laws and relocation gross-ups
  • Experience with equity and other non-cash employee compensation (ESPP, RSUs, NSO and ISO stock options, etc.)
  • Experience with sophisticated payroll systems (preferable Workday)
  • Previous experience processing Canadian payroll is a plus


The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy as a Full-Time Recursionaut: 

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option and restricted stock unit (RSUs) programs
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility** (Salt Lake City)
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute** 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars** (Salt Lake City)
  • Monthly fitness/wellness stipend 
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking** (Salt Lake City)

**United States based employees

More About Us 

Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City. 

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Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.