Sr. Accountant, Payroll and Stock Administration
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POST DATE 6/24/2020
END DATE 7/24/2020
Mountain View, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONCompany Overview
ChemoCentryx is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer, primarily focused on orphan and rare diseases. ChemoCentryx balances a passion for science with the deep-seated belief that patients suffering from serious diseases deserve more than incremental improvements to the length and quality of their lives.
As a biopharmaceutical company with a broad portfolio in multiple therapeutic areas, ChemoCentryx pushes beyond good enough and strives for a totally new way of healing.
This is a newly created position to oversee both payroll and stock administration primarily. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and transactions as well as month-end accounting close and reconciliations in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The individual will work closely with various parties including employees, HR, legal, broker, transfer agent and financial auditors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities in Payroll Administration
Manage semi-monthly payroll for both exempt and non-exempt employees in a multi-state environment with accuracy
Ensure compliance with policy and procedure as well as federal, state and local payroll tax regulations
Coordinate with HR to assure seamless and timely integration of information for payroll processing and reporting
Perform FSA and ESPP reconciliations and resolve discrepancies
Prepare journal entries and monthly payroll reconciliations
Address employee inquiries in a timely manner
Assist with year-end audits, workers compensation audits, 401(k) audits, and regulatory filings
Maintain good recordkeeping of all payroll files and sound internal controls
Essential Duties and Responsibilities in Stock Administration
Prepare and process new equity awards, exercises, cancellations and releases promptly
Administer the stock compensation awards and ESPP plans, including ensuring appropriate payroll tax withholdings, timely estimated tax deposits and monitoring ESPP limits
Perform Section 16 filings and reporting as incurred
Track and report W-2 income from stock exercises and dispositions
Execute trading blackout periods and enforcement of insider trading policy restrictions
Interact with transfer agent and stock investment broker to ensure that trades are settled timely
Prepare journal entries including stock based compensation calculation and monthly stock-related reconciliations
Maintain and update stock databases, prepare reports and perform analysis and reconciliations, assist with quarterly and year-end audits
Engage in process improvements opportunities to support business growth while maintaining sound internal controls and be in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Assist in other ad hoc tasks or projects as assigned
Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance
7+ years of relevant experience in payroll processing, stock administration and related accounting analysis and month-end reconciliations
Ability to work well independently and as a team member in a time sensitive environment
Unquestionable ethics and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive data
Strong Excel skills
Exceptional ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Self-motivated and proactive, able to multi-task, and detail oriented
Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective listening and interpersonal skills
Experience with GP, Paychex and Equity Edge is a plus
Certified Equity Professional designation preferred