Payroll Specialist

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Virgin Galactic
Posted: November 11 2015
Company Location: Long Beach, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 13 Full-time, Paid

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Follow company Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first privately funded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users.

We desire a Payroll Specialist who is pro-active, self-directed and possesses an atypical high quality bar for themselves. If you’re the type of person who obsesses over details and thrives in a collaborative, fast paced start up environment, Virgin Galactic may be the place for you-apply today!


Assisting in the preparation and processing of semi-monthly payroll for over 500 employees using the Ultipro payroll/HRIS platform.
Processing and maintaining payroll information for time off requests and personnel transactions such as timesheets, direct deposits, leave of absences, garnishments, new hires, terminations, etc.
Preparing and maintain standard and ad hoc reports, queries, and conduct appropriate audits and review to ensure data integrity.
Processing off-cycle payroll checks as needed.
Researching and resolving, on a timely basis payroll related questions from employees and managers.
Provide training for managers and employees on use of the self-service HRIS system and timekeeping.
Desired Skills and Experience
Basic Qualifications

Minimum of one (1) year of multi-state payroll experience; 3-5 years of experience is preferred
Proficiency and hands-on experience with Ultipro is required.
Payroll experience supporting a 500-1,000+ exempt/non-exempt employee population.
Highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data.
Passion for payroll and takes great pride in creating quality, accurate results.
Strong understanding of payroll and tax withholding compliance obligations, including benefit transactions.
Solid understanding of federal and state wage and hour laws.
Proficiency with Excel.


ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Requirements

The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your resume or CV including your emails and phone number on it , cover letter and salary requirements. All submissions will be evaluated and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you are not contacted for an interview, your resume will remain on file and active for available positions for a period of one year.

No phone calls please and no agencies or recruiters.

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