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Payroll Specialist

Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States
Job # 10609459
Date Posted: 03-14-2018
Payroll Specialist
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Temp to Hire
Schedule: M-F, 9am-5:30pm
Pay Rate: DOE 
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP
Preferred Interview Process: Onsite Interview > Decision
Standard Background Check
Core Responsibilities
Our client creates products that transform the way organizations use their data. Today, their products are deployed at the most critical government, commercial, and non-profit institutions in the world to solve problems they hadn’t even dreamed of back then.
The role:
The Finance team supports and empowers Palantirians through both day-to-day operations and creative problem-solving. As a Payroll Specialist, you'll be responsible for domestic payroll administration — but you'll also spot inefficiencies, brainstorm solutions, and drive projects to completion. If you're constantly looking for ways to improve processes because you're unsatisfied by the status quo, this role is for you. 

  • Process multi-state domestic payroll.
  • Maintain accurate payroll records.
  • Identify and drive projects to improve payroll workflows and processes.
  • Promptly respond to questions and requests.
  • Research, analyze, and resolve all discrepancies.
  • Ensure accurate taxation of employees.
  • Audit timecards to ensure accuracy and fix any errors.
  • Respond to tax notices and resolve any discrepancies.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience in a fast-paced, outcome-oriented environment.
  • Proactive, can operate autonomously, and thrives in ambiguity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Excels at working on open-ended problems and running them to completion.
  • Excels at understanding urgency and prioritizing tasks.
  • Excellent follow-through.
  • Data-driven and detail-oriented.
  • Understanding of payroll and accounting best practices.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Highly proficient at Microsoft Excel and able to quickly learn new systems and programs.
  • Working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now, Workday, and Netsuite is a plus.
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