Payroll Specialist (Open To 90% Remote)

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz | US-CA-San Carlos
ID
2020-1474
Category
Human Resources
Type
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.

Overview

The payroll specialist at Joby Aviation will be someone who loves detailed work, can run payroll reports with their eyes closed, and can be trusted to protect the company’s most precious data. The payroll specialist will interface with everyone in the company, so they must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to perform in high-pressure situations.

Responsibilities

  • Partnering with the payroll administrator on the bi-weekly payroll cycle
  • Reviewing and approving time cards
  • Complete state and federal tax and informational filings
  • Setting up out-of-state employees on payroll
  • Running payroll reports for HR, accounting, management, workers compensation, internal and external audits
  • Implementing ADP add-ons or maximizing existing functionality to improve current payroll procedures
  • Preparing the bi-weekly payroll journal entry for the accounting department
  • Filing and maintaining employee files and records
  • Partnering with the immigration team to set up the correct tax blocks for employees on a visa
  • Troubleshooting payroll errors and other glitches in the ADP system
  • Being the local ADP expert
  • Documenting our current payroll procedures and making suggestions for improvement
  • Performing regular payroll audits (e.g. worker’s comp accrual, expense report aging,..)

Required

  • 5+ years of payroll experience, which includes payroll compliance
  • 2+ years of ADP experience
  • Intermediate Excel skills (SUMIFs, Pivot Tables, Index/Match, Vlookup,..)
  • You know how to approximate payroll taxes without using a payroll tax calculator
  • You make few mistakes and know how to proofread your own work
  • People have told you that you are an effective and efficient communicator
  • You are known for high integrity
  • You understand that payroll data is extremely sensitive and confidential and that you are responsible for protecting this data
  • You are a team player and have an open-mind
  • You prefer challenge over consistency
  • You problem solve by thinking critically and creatively
  • You know how to make a flowchart

Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • 2+ years of startup experience
  • Fundamental understanding of accounting and finance
  • Benefits administration experience

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