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Sr Payroll Coordinator

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Join the Spark Team


We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.


We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.



The Sr Payroll Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day completion of all payroll functions including the timely and accurate preparing of a multi-state, bi-weekly payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees for a fast and growing company.  This role reports to the Payroll and Equity Administration Lead and works very closely with Finance team members, in addition to the Human Resources team.

Duties include administration of time and attendance system, ability to create reports, preparation and calculation of exception items such as bonuses, garnishments, terminations, commuter expense reports and tax adjustments. 

Ability to remain current on all compliance and updates for all employee and employer tax withholding and reporting.

Will have a supporting role for travel and expense including auditing, oversite and communication using Concurs Travel and Expense System. 




  • Manage, maintain and update employee payroll data within ADP payroll system supported by ADP Data Bridge and SAP SuccessFactors.
  • Assist in preparing, reviewing and processing multi-state payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Maintain ADP Validation Tables, GL Data and Cost Centers
  • Process and reconcile employee deductions, reimbursements, 401K, Exercised Stock, etc.
  • Submit contribution files to HSA, FSA, and 401K vendors
  • Research, setup, update ADP deduction codes
  • Run and create ADP ad hoc reports as needed
  • Assist employees with payroll related questions and issues in a timely and confidential manner
  • Review, reconcile and approve Commuter Reimbursements
  • Responsible for tracking, communicating and collecting employee receivable payments
  • Monitor tax setups, compliance filling and reporting requirements. Process and analyze wage and tax issues, contact federal state and local taxing authorities as required 


Education and Required Experience



  • Minimum 5 years of related experience with ADP Payroll, Time & Attendance systems
  • ADP Data Bridge experience a plus
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of US Federal, State and Local Payroll laws and regulations
  • SAP SuccessFactors experience a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience a plus


Skill Abilities and Competencies


  • Highly detail oriented and able to multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Maintain employee and payroll related confidentiality

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia