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Danaher Corporation Sr. Payroll Specialist in Sunnyvale, California

Job Title: Sr. Payroll Specialist

Job Location: Sunnyvale

Date Written: 5/11/2020

Written By: Lisa Florez

Job Profile (Level-Job Family): P1– Payroll

POSITION SUMMARY: As a Senior Payroll Specialist you will be part of a team that is responsible for accurate and timely delivery of payroll to approx. 2000 associates on a bi-weekly basis. You must be detail-oriented, be able to research and problem solve, maintain confidentiality and handle confidential information discretely.


  • Work as part of a team to prepare bi-weekly payroll for 2000+ employees, ensuring the process is executed accurately, timely and compliant with tax, wage and hour laws.

  • Team with HR partners to resolve issues related to Workday interfaces

  • Respond to tax levies, child support and garnishments.

  • Coordinates & processes manual checks for out-of-cycle payments, terminations.

  • Provide customer service to internal and external customers on payroll related matters

  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations.

  • Review and maintain payroll data to ensure accuracy of tax set-up and compliance

  • Analyze ADP Quarterly Reports to ensure accurate W-2 results


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time.


Education and Experience (in years):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business or equivalent experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in payroll administration with increased responsibilities

  • Payroll Certification, FPC, CPP

Knowledge and skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of payroll best practices, payroll certification preferred

  • Advanced experience with month-end close, journal entry preparation and account reconciliations

  • Ability to problem solve, make judgment calls based on existing practices and procedures

  • Intermediate to advanced user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), with an emphasis on the ability to prepare and analyze data using Excel spreadsheets through V lookups and pivot tables

  • This position has a wide diversity of work situations, and requires good organization and analytical skills, working quickly while maintaining accuracy, and ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including good grammar and spelling in written communication

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environment with high level of accuracy

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: (Delete this section if not applicable)

  • Experience with accounting month-end, journal entries, account reconciliations

  • Multi-State Payroll

  • Experience with SAP, Workday or similar accounting and HRIS systems

  • Experience with PayForce, eTime

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .