Payroll Practitioner III in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: CEP000701

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Job Responsibilities

• Assist with bi-weekly payroll for 1000+ employees, ensuring the process is executed accurately, timely and compliant with tax, wage and hour laws.

• Process and audit data entry which includes HRIS interface of employee & benefit changes, stock exercises, commission and bonus payments.

• Audit of pay records from the timekeeping system and follow up with employees and managers on missed time punches.

• Work with ADP to resolve payroll, tax or system related issues promptly.

• Assist with state and local payroll tax registrations as necessary

• Entry and audit of tax levies, child support and garnishments.

• Process manual checks for out-of-cycle payments.

• Maintain employee payroll files and provide timely response to payroll inquiries through email and telephone calls.

• Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external payroll customers. This position will work cross functionally with HR and stock administration teams.

• Assist with special projects related to the payroll function.

• Researching and preparing special reports for management.

• Assistance with various insurance, corporate or government audits as necessary

• Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations.

• Troubleshoot time clock issues, work with ADP to resolve.

• 401k administration; contribution files and funding.

Job Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Associate’s degree or similar or equivalent work experience.

• Minimum of 5+ years practical work experience.

• Working knowledge of payroll best practices, payroll system integrations.

• Understanding of federal and state tax regulations.

• Ability to handle confidential information discretely.

• Ability to understand issues, demonstrate resourcefulness and pro-actively resolve problems and manage multiple projects in a timely manner.

• Strong analytical & problem-solving skills to research and resolve inquiries and respond in a timely manner.

• Solid organizational skills: task prioritization and effective time management.

• Excellent customer service and communication skills, both written & verbal.

• Mid- to advanced PC skills using Outlook, Word, Excel (ability to perform pivots, V-lookups and other functions with Excel).

• Experience with ADP Workforce Now, ADP Enterprise eTime and Workday HRIS or similar payroll platform

Preferred Qualifications

• CPP designation preferred , APA affiliation a plus

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.