Payroll Senior Accountant

 South San Francisco, CA


This role is responsible for payroll accounting month end close, year-end preparation, quarterly payroll tax filing, jurisdictional compliance and data accuracy, and reconciliation across systems. We are looking for a data-driven payroll accounting expert with a keen attention to detail to help drive process improvements and maintain compliance.


  1. Responsible for timely and accurate posting of all payroll-related journal entries such as payroll, vacation and benefits for month end close.
  2. Reconcile payroll-owned GL accounts in accordance with the close schedule, policies and procedures.
  3. Maintain data accuracy between and reconciliation of all payroll-related systems (including but not limited to payroll processing and wage funding, tax filing, garnishment, and accounting and systems).
  4. Partner cross functionally to compile data for various benefits and compliance audits.
  5. Serve as point person for and preparer of all payroll-related ad hoc reporting requests.
  6. Assist with year-end statement preparation and tax filing.
  7. Balance quarterly payroll data in Workday to payroll tax returns and General Ledger.
  8. Serve as subject matter expert and/or point of escalation for members of the payroll processing team as needed. Payroll processing may sometimes be required.
  9. Review employer safe harbor and profit-sharing quarterly contribution files and prepare annual plan financial statements.
  10. Ensure that the weekly and bi-weekly payroll files transmitted to the third-party plan recordkeeper are processed timely and resolve issues as needed.
  11. Provide data, reports, and files for the annual audit of the Retirement Plan and Profit Sharing Plan.
  12. Assist with various special projects as assigned by management.
  13. Responsible for identifying opportunities to enhance technology and innovation that will improve departmental effectiveness.
  14. All Sees staff must be committed to the companys core principles and workplace values, including diversity and inclusion.