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Payroll Manager at Urban Airship
Portland, OR, US

About You

The Payroll Manager is responsible for processing US and international payroll, leading all aspects of our payroll functions and assisting in the administration of our stock plan. This individual will also work in partnership with Human Resources and Finance to ensure accurate payroll processing and reporting.

You are analytical with experience in payroll administration with a well rounded knowledge of US and international payroll regulations and taxes.  You will have the opportunity to use your exceptional customer service skills in assisting employees with payroll-related questions or issues and should have the ability to interact with all levels of the company. The ideal candidate wants to own payroll, has high attention to detail, is naturally curious and loves finding new efficiencies in processes and programs.

About the Job

Payroll Functions

  • Process bi-weekly payroll for US exempt, non-exempt and temporary employees.
  • Work with local service providers to process monthly payroll for international employees located in the United Kingdom, Germany and India.
  • Collect, analyze, prepare and input payroll data such as time records, deductions, garnishments, commissions, salary changes, etc.
  • Update employee records for new hires, changes in job titles, transfers, promotions, earnings, exemptions, insurance coverage, deductions, etc.
  • Perform payroll accounting functions including posting journal entries and reconciling payroll general ledger accounts.
  • Reconcile, audit and prepare payroll reports.
  • Perform year-end and new year Payroll/HRIS set up, including creating new year deductions and setting payroll processing schedules.
  • Manage compliance with state and local reporting and filing requirements.
  • Manage workers compensation reporting, payments and the annual audit.
  • Provide payroll information by answering questions and requests from employees while providing excellent customer service.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Assist with HR and Accounting system implementations.
  • Enhance current payroll system configuration.


Stock Plan Administration

  • Maintenance of online database to ensure accuracy of record-keeping of equity data.
  • Support day-to-day administration of stock programs including new equity awards, exercises, terminations, cancellations and releases.
  • Respond to employee inquiries while providing excellent customer service to equity participants and business partners at all levels.
  • Generate and prepare reports and analysis for Human Resources and Finance as needed and respond to ad-hoc requests.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of employee trainings and communications.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of year end filings, including IRS Forms 3921 and 1099.


Other Benefit Processes

  • Audit and process payment for monthly benefit invoices
  • Ensure taxable benefits are properly calculated and reported
  • Assist with management of 401k plan including annual audit


 Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in a payroll processing
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of payroll calculation and processing
  • Must have payroll processing experience (Ultipro a plus)
  • Solid understanding of state wage and hour laws as applicable to payroll
  • General understanding and experience with international pay laws
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Self-starter and team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently and display initiative


About Us

Urban Airship is trusted by thousands of businesses looking to grow with mobile. Every day, marketers and developers depend on Urban Airship to deliver more than one billion mobile moments that inspire interest and drive action. Urban Airship’s mobile growth platform is used by many of the world’s most admired companies, including Adidas, Alaska Airlines, The Home Depot, NBC Universal, Sky Media, and Zillow.