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Payroll Manager- San Diego, CA

Company: Kura Oncology, Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Kura Oncology is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing personalized therapeutics for the treatment of solid tumors and blood cancers. The company's diverse pipeline consists of small molecules that target cancer signaling pathways where there is a strong scientific and clinical rationale to improve outcomes by identifying those patients most likely to benefit from treatment. Kura Oncology's approach to drug development is focused on rapidly translating novel science into life-saving medicines. Kura Oncology was founded in 2014 and has offices in La Jolla, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform and coordinate all facets of semi-monthly payroll processing employees in multiple states using ADP Workforce, including multi-state, new hires, terminations, ESPP, option exercises and LOA.
  • Interpret company pay policies, e.g. PTO, LOA, disability, government regulations, withholding exemptions.
  • Act as first point-of contact for employees with payroll related questions and/or concerns.
  • Proactively identify and resolve payroll discrepancies and determine most appropriate method of communication to employees.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times related to compensation information.
  • Manages 3 rd party payroll-related vendor relationships.
  • Prepare payroll journal entries and reconciliation.
  • Process 401k and safe harbor contributions through Fidelity and prepare monthly journal entries and reconciliation.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly journal entries and reconciliations for ESPP, 401k, PTO, and bonus accounts.
  • Oversee and manage company's payroll state tax registration, including registrations in new states.
  • Review and reconcile quarterly and annual, federal, and state, payroll tax returns.
  • Review and distribute annual W-2s.
  • Provide documentation for payroll, 401k, and benefit audits.
  • Maintain payroll files and records in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, including but not limited to accrued R&D contracts, accrued clinical trial expenses. JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or other related discipline, or the equivalent knowledge and experience; a professional certification in Accounting is preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years' relevant accounting experience, preferably in a combination of the following: Accounts Payable, general accounting, contract accruals, and accounting for clinical trials.
    • Experience working in publicly traded company and life science industry preferred.
    • Strong understanding of Federal and multi-state wage and hour regulations and payroll tax filing procedures.
    • Payroll subject matter expertise to advise the company, including knowledge of best practices.
    • Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control principles for a public corporation.
    • SOX compliance experience preferred.
    • ERP experience required; experience with ADP WFN, Microsoft Great Plains/Dynamics, Management Reporter and Coupa, Concur Expense and Invoice preferred.
    • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
    • Detail-oriented with good analytical skills;
    • Strong time management skills and ability to independently organize multiple tasks of varying priorities and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with various levels of co-workers, upper management, and external customers while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and willing to assist other team members to achieve team goals and objectives. Kura Oncology is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package. To apply, please submit your resume Share on: ADDRESS

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