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Payroll Specialist in Emeryville, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2125914


  • Manage weekly manufacturing payroll based in North Carolina of appx 40 employees
  • Prepare, post and balance payroll information including hours, wages, bonuses, deductions, garnishments, including direct deposit changes and tax changes
  • Calculate new hire pay, termination pay, and any required adjustment to normal pay
  • Ensure all changes to payroll are processed correctly
  • Track and reconcile sick and vacation balances
  • Prepare various related payroll and management reports including weekly 401(k) contribution file for timely reporting to 401(k) administrator
  • Maintaining payroll department filing including new hires, terms and payroll supporting documents
  • Work closely with outside service providers, such as ADP
  • Partner with Accounting, Finance, Legal and HR teams
  • Support employee understanding of timekeeping system
  • Serve as back up for Payroll Manager


  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in a payroll capacity
  • Knowledge of wage and hour laws; multi-state a plus
  • Skills relevant to performance of the Payroll Specialist position:
    • Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook
    • ADP WFN, ADP Enterprise eTime
    • Understanding of imports, exports and uploads
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of ESPP a plus
  • Willingness and capacity for learning more
  • Embrace Amyris Core Values
  • Adherence to Amyris Safety Policies and Procedures

About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own.

With Nelson, you'll get the most out of your career. Together, we'll set career goals and find you a position where your skills shine. Whether you are looking for a position in: accounting & finance, administration, computer gaming, digital media, engineering, human resources, legal, light industrial, manufacturing, or technology, Nelson helps place people in full-time, temporary, temp-to-hire, project, and contract positions. For a full listing of jobs, go to: and click "Find Work."