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Payroll Manager (Immediate need – Contract-hire) – Biotechnology company

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We are seeking a Payroll Manager for a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency located in San Jose. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of large, progressive company that is developing cutting edge products that save human lives.

This candidate will be responsible for the WorkDay project.


  • Responsible for the supporting the successful integration and implementation of the Workday Payroll project.
  • Work closely with the Corporate team and the San Jose Finance and HR teams to establish and implement the payroll function in North America from ADP into Workday.
  • Attend workday implementation meetings and provide reports as required.
  • Process payroll and audit payroll to ensure accurate calculations.
  • Provide regular and accurate ad-hoc reporting to support the Workday implementation and meet corporate’s timing and deadlines.
  • Design reports as needed in ADP to analyze reported data and earning calculations and deductions.
  • Manage compliance to ensure successful and internal audits and assisting with new payroll system transition.
  • Provide general account and finance support as well as other services as directed and defined by Client


  • 7+ years’ related experience in payroll and finance areas.
  • Strong understanding of the payroll function and works rules in California.
  • Experience with ADP and Workday preferred.
  • Advanced skills in the following areas are required: Microsoft Excel and Pivot Tables
  • Teamwork and customer service minded
  • Creative and positive attitude
  • Sox, audit and compliance experience helpful
  • Strong team player willing to share responsibility to accomplish goals
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks simultaneously and manage multiple deadlines, and work with grace under pressure
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