Payroll Specialist

About Fisker Inc.

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Role Overview

We are looking for a team member who will be required to provide administrative and operational support for Fisker’s multi-state and International payroll function. The Payroll Specialist will be supporting the employees with payroll questions and prepare and process bi-weekly payrolls and maintain accurate payroll records. This individual will be the main point of contact for employee payroll and payroll tax inquiries. Must be comfortable operating in a fast-paced and high-volume environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work both as a team and independently.


  • Process bi-weekly payroll and ensure the overall accuracy of employee data entry through ADP

  • Prepare data for payroll to include Time off: Vacation, Personal and Leave of Absence

  • Experience with international payroll processing, expense reimbursements, bonus and commissions payouts, and state tax registrations

  • Experience with exempt and non-exempt employees, amendments, and payroll implementations 

  • Accurately input and calculate tax withholding and payments

  • Reconcile payroll and validate reports

  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential

  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures, reporting needed changes

  • Point of contact for all payroll related inquiries and support issues

  • Ensure compliance with established payroll policies and procedures as well as federal and state regulations

  • Manage and process new hires, promotions, terminations, garnishments, wage assignments, benefit deductions, LOAs, etc

  • Review and audit W2’s and process 1099’s

  • Organizes and maintains confidential Human Resources files, including individual employee files, personnel and benefit files

  • Prepare supporting documents and assist with 401K matters and annual audit process

  • Understanding of internal controls over initiation, authorization, processing, recording and reporting of payroll transactions

  • Lead International payroll transition to internal systems and process monthly payroll in other territories

  • Process T&E reimbursement to domestic and international employees, based on company policies

  • Upgrade process and procedures as company scales to integrate with latest technology

Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management/ Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum 5 years of payroll processing experience

  • ADP experience a plus

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience with audit procedures, state and federal payroll tax, and accounting practices.

  • High degree of discretion in dealing with confidential matters and information

  • Highly detail-oriented and analytical

  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to detect inconsistencies in data.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multitask efficiently and meet deadlines accordingly

  • Ability to work effectively both with and without supervision

  • Experience using Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP solutions

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.

Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.

Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way

Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.

Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.

Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decision.

Unternehmen / Organisation: 
Fisker Inc