New ABFO Member Company Open Job Posting, Arcus Biosciences, Payroll Manager



Reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager, the Payroll Manager will be a sole-contributor and responsible for full payroll function, preparing full cycle payroll processing, handling day-to-day payroll matters and resolving payroll related issues. 


  • Independently prepare and process semi-monthly payroll for CA and multi-state employees, including preparing and recording payroll journal entries and account reconciliation using ADP Workforce, in compliance with federal, state, and local payroll tax laws, timely and accurately
  • Ensure employee 401(k) and ESPP deductions are updated in ADP per employee change requests at each pay period
  • Handle statutory tax withholding requirements for multiple states related to out of state employees
  • Monitor timecard submissions and approval process in ADP Workforce
  • Process and submit employee stock options and ESPP income gains and related tax withholding through ADP
  • Subject matter expert in researching/understanding new rules and tax regulations pertaining to payroll and stock option programs
  • Maintain solid understanding of all federal and state payroll tax laws related to wages, garnishments, benefits, leave of absence, 401(k), ESPP, FSA, relocation benefits, etc.
  • Handle and resolve tax notices/inquiries as needed
  • Prepare month-end journal entries, accruals, and reconciliations related to areas of responsibility
  • Reconcile payroll related accounts (including 401K, ESPP, benefits, payroll taxes, etc.)
  • Prepare bonus accruals and reconciliation, vacation accruals and reconciliation and monthly accruals for medical benefit expense
  • Prepare and reconcile year-end reporting preparations, such as W-2 reporting
  • Assist with quarterly and year-end audit requests from external auditors related to areas of responsibility
  • Ensure payroll process and procedures are compliant with SOX controls


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 7+ years’ full cycle payroll experience, solid knowledge in payroll law, and general ledger accounting required, equity administration experience a plus¬†
  • ADP Workforce required; Concur and NetSuite experience preferred
  • Systems-savvy and proficient with Microsoft Office, especially strong Excel
  • Detail-oriented and capable of producing high-quality work independently with integrity
  • Positive team-player, who can take ownership of assigned responsibilities
  • Good verbal and communication skills with proven ability to interact with various departments and levels, daily, including senior management

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

Interested candidates, please apply using this online link.

To see this and other open financial positions with our ABFO member companies,
please visit our ABFO website job posting page

To view this HTML email as a web page in your browser, please use this link.

You are receiving this notice because you have indicated interest in ABFO, are an ABFO Member Representative,
or have come to one of our meetings.
If you have questions or comments or wish to be removed from our distribution list, please contact the ABFO Membership Coordinator, Genie Hawkins at