Senior Equity/Payroll Accountant – South San Francisco

We have a new health technology client that offers testing services. This is a well-funded start-up company that is looking to round out their in-house accounting team. The Senior Equity/Payroll Accountant will partner with Human Resources, Legal, and Finance to ensure coordination of information across departments.

Ideal candidates will have a background in:

  • LIfe Sciences companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biopharmaceutical companies

Requirements Include

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) is required
  • 3-5 years experience of corporate accounting in payroll or stock administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high attention to details. Able to stay flexible and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Work independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives
  • Analytical skillset with proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with stock administration is required
  • Experience with payroll processing and ADP is preferred

Duties Include

  • Process and reconcile payroll in multiple states
  • Partner with Human Resources, Legal, and Finance to ensure coordination of information across departments.
  • Review and analyze current payroll, benefits, and taxes to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Take ownership of all regulatory aspects of equity administration, understand equity administration marketplace trends, and possess knowledge of industry best practices
  • Manage all participant equity plan transactions (grants, exercises, tax withholding, releases, etc.) and ensure they are correctly processed in a timely manner
  • Maintain data (e.g., new hires, terminations, etc.) in the equity system
  • Interface with all levels of the organization and outside consultants to answer questions, resolve issues, and provide information related to payroll and stock plan services, enrollment and transactions
  • Participate in the monthly close process, including posting entries and performing reconciliations of payroll and equity information
  • Assist efforts to streamline the stock administration function, including improving and introducing additional best practices with effective controls, and automate routine work streams
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors, monitor enhancements and changes to service levels as needed
  •  Perform ad hoc services as needed

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Salary base range of $85,000.00 – $95,000.00
  • Full benefits package
  • Able to work in a progressive tech company with great perks

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