Payroll Manager at Planet
Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.
Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.
Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.
As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.
We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.
Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.
About the Role:
Planet is seeking an experienced Payroll Manager with strong attention to detail and a desire to build great processes. This role is primarily responsible for timely and accurate processing of Planet’s U.S. payroll and supporting local in-country service providers for monthly payroll in Singapore. The Payroll Manager will be the primary contact for all payroll related inquiries and drive exceptional employee experience. The successful candidate will bring payroll expertise to support the growth and success of Planet.
Impact You’ll Own:
Manage full-cycle processing of U.S. payroll on semi-monthly basis (400+ employees) and global payroll (i.e. Singapore) on monthly basis for 300+ employees
Process supplemental payroll and any out of sequence checks such as terminations or payroll corrections
Work closely with Paylocity, the Payroll Service Provider, to optimize system functionality and improve process automation on Paylocity’s platform
Maintain payroll master file to ensure accurate payroll reconciliation for each pay period
Monitor and ensure all government reporting requirements, regulations and compliance for payroll taxes and withholdings are met
Provide excellent employee experience as the contact for all employee inquiries
Work closely with People team to ensure that employee changes are accurately and timely reflected in Paylocity
Update processes to reflect new and changed payroll laws and regulations
Partner with Equity team for purposes of recording transactions related to restricted stock units, non-qualified stock options, incentive stock options and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
Support monthly accounting close cycle for items related to payroll, including journal entries, reconciliation between Paylocity and NetSuite, schedule preparation, and variance analyses
Work in collaboration with People Operations on workers compensation and 401K plan audits
Assist with ad hoc reporting and project as needed
Support system integrations and implementation (i.e, HRS, Equity, Expense Reporting tool, etc) as they relate to payroll function
Being the primary point of contact for the global payroll function, and acting as a liaison between the rest of the organization and various payroll leads in various entities.
What You Bring:
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
Minimum 5 years of end to end U.S. payroll process experience
Multi-state U.S. tax filing experience, which may be through a payment service provider
Experience with equity transactions and various regulations and reporting requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other quantitative major
Highly proficient in Excel
What Makes You Stand Out:
Ability to thrive in a high-growth startup environment
Positive, get-it-done attitude and agile approach to problem solving
CPP certification preferred but not required
Benefits While Working at Planet:
- Comprehensive Health Plan
- Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
- Flexible Time Off
- Recognition Programs
- Commuter Benefits
- Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
- Parental Leave
- Offsites and Happy Hours
- Volunteering Benefits via 1% Pledge
Some Press About Us:
Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog
“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”
Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News
“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog
Why we care so much about Belonging.
We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.
Compensation (only applicable for Colorado applicants):
The base pay range targeted for this position in Colorado is: $81,000 - $143,100. This role is eligible for equity.
The actual offer, including the compensation package, is determined based on multiple factors, including experience, location, and other business considerations.
Planet is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not able to work from a state where Planet is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.#LI-MS1#LI-REMOTE