New ABFO Open Financial Posting - Halozyme, Payroll Specialist - Contractor


Payroll Specialist -Contractor

Welcome to an inspired career

At Halozyme, we are proud of what we do, and we continue to do more. That is why we need you—to help us make a significant impact by taking on increasingly complex challenges, leaping beyond the status quo and advancing our mission.

Join us as a Payroll Specialist- Contractor and you will be part of a culture that welcomes diversity, thinks differently to solve problems, works collaboratively as one team, and delivers meaningful innovations that impact people’s lives.

How you will make an impact

As a Payroll Specialist-Contractor you will lead the day-to-day activities of accounting in the areas of payroll and benefits.  You will process the payroll, benefits and time tracking reports.  You will work closely with the entire organization including human resources, legal and information technology.     

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Processes semi-monthly payroll using Workday
  • Ensure new state payroll tax registrations and garnishment are complete in collaboration with ADP
  • Collaborate and partner with HR and IT in the implementation of new Workday system releases impacting payroll, benefits and or compensation
  • Prepare all payroll, paid time off and other benefits journal entries and reconcile payroll and benefits accounts for month end close process
  • Analyze payroll and benefits related accounts for unusual trends to ensure accurate reporting
  • Prepares information required to complete the 401(k) audit and the workers compensation insurance audit
  • Prepares compensation and benefit information to support the proxy and tax provision
  • Supports Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process and recommend SOX Controls as needed, as related to areas of specific responsibility
  • Reviews and reconciles quarterly and annual, federal, and state, payroll tax returns, and form W-2s

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting is required with at least 7 years of experience in Accounting and General Ledger (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Working knowledge and research capability of applicable local, state and federal law pertinent to benefits administration, and familiarity with FMLA, CFRA, CA SDI, ADA, OSHA, COBRA, ERISA.
  • Microsoft Excel (intermediate level, including use of charts, graphs, and pivot tables) and Word required. 
  • Ability to work independently, protect and safeguard confidential information, great attention to detail and to meet deadlines.   
  • Solid experience in problem solving skills, analytical thinking, and transformative skills necessary to grow with a company are of major importance.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology or related industry in a financial capacity highly preferred

In return, we offer you:

  • Hybrid work flexibility
  • A collaborative, innovative team that works as one to amplify your impact—on your career, the work you do and patients’ lives.

Halozyme, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

Interested candidates, please get more information and apply online with this link.

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

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