New ABFO Open Job Posting, Payroll Specialist, Poseida Therapeutics

Next-Generation Cell Therapies for Cancer

Position:        Payroll Specialist
Reporting to:    Accounting Manager

Position Summary
Poseida is seeking an outstanding candidate to join our Accounting team.  We are looking for someone who is motivated and excited to grow their career. Under general supervision this individual will prepare and distribute the payroll in a timely manner and ensure that employees are paid properly and that all changes to the payroll are processed correctly. They will maintain a web-based time reporting system and provide service to internal customers within the business office environment.  This is a great opportunity for an individual who is looking to grow their career within payroll.

These may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for processing payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees, ensuring the accuracy of payroll taxes deducted, paycheck amounts, contract terms, adjustments, changes, etc.
  • Preparing financial reports for accounting and auditing purposes
  • Preparing periodic payroll reports for review by management
  • Implement Time and Attendance system for non-exempt employees
  • Collect, analyze, update and reconcile payroll and other payroll related data according to established guidelines, standards, and procedures
  • Ensure all company, federal, state, local, and other applicable compliance requirements are met
  • Examine and verify payroll related data for accuracy and consistency
  • Partners with Human Resources to help resolve payroll issues, answer questions, set up new or changing features etc.
  • Manage payroll notifications and check distributions as necessary
  • Maintain accurate account balances and detailed records for auditing
  • Prepare payroll journal entries and reconcile payroll reports to general ledger
  • Facilitate the transmission of 401k and other contributions
  • Assist in the preparation and reconciliation of year end 1099 forms to required vendors

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, or equivalent.  Minimum four (4) plus years of Payroll Processing Experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Ability to work in tight deadlines as well as successfully prioritize multiple tasks and customers in a fast-paced payroll environment
  • Attention to detail including the ability to scrutinize, clarify and track processes to ensure quality, accuracy and completeness
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles 
  • Working knowledge of wage and hour laws and payroll compliance and best practicies
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulation
  • Decision-making, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • High degree of professionalism, and ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Ability to communicate well with various levels of management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, lookup formulas, etc.
  • Paylocity and Great Plains experience a plus

Who We Are and What We Do

Poseida is a San Diego based biotechnology leader in the development of cell and gene therapies.  We have built a wholly-owned pipeline of autologous and allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell, or CAR-T, product candidates, initially focused on the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Here at Poseida we are constantly innovating and growing as we advance our CAR-T therapies in the clinic and our gene therapies currently under development.  The Poseida team is passionate about the impact we are making in developing treatments, or even cures, for patients with cancer or other genetic diseases. 

The company’s CAR-T product candidates are manufactured with Poseida’s non-viral piggyBac® DNA Modification System, resulting in a high percentage of stem cell memory T cells (TSCM). Tscm cells are the only T cells that are self-renewing and long-lived, potentially resulting in product candidates that are more efficacious, less toxic and more durable. Poseida is currently developing the following CAR-T product candidates:

  • P-BCMA-101 is an autologous CAR-T therapy for the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, currently enrolling patients for a Phase 2 registrational trial with initial dosing expected in the first half of 2019.
  • P-PSMA-101 is an autologous CAR-T product candidate targeting PSMA-specific cancer cells in castrate resistant prostate cancer, with filing of an IND anticipated in the second half of 2019.
  • P-BCMA-ALLO1 is an allogeneic, or universal donor, CAR-T product candidate, manufactured using Poseida’s proprietary Cas-CLOVER™ site specific gene editing system and is being developed as a treatment for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, with an IND filing anticipated by late 2019 or early 2020.
  • P-MUC1C-101 is an autologous CAR-T product candidate in late-stage preclinical development for numerous solid tumor indications, including ovarian, breast, lung, colorectal, pancreatic and renal cancers, with filing of an IND anticipated in 2020.

Poseida plans to broadly advance its current CAR-T programs and emerging pipeline programs, including gene therapies for orphan genetic diseases.

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