Senior Payroll Associate

You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Senior Payroll Associate


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will l process bi-weekly, multi-state payroll in an accurate and timely manner. Additionally, the Incumbent will set up, run, validate and accurate the output from the automated files associated with the processing tasks, including processing and running off-cycle payroll as scheduled each week. Also, the Senior Associate of Payroll will review payroll input including, but not limited to, timekeeping, direct deposit, wage garnishment administration and payroll adjustments.
  • Adheres to an end-to-end processing schedule and ensures processing schedule tasks are completed for each step accurately and on time at all times
  • Completes auditing mechanisms to verify the information was accurately entered, uploaded or applied
  • Processes and review off-cycle manual checks such as terminations, adjustments, etc.
  • Works closely with Human Resources (HR) to ensure personnel data is received timely and accurately
  • Runs work queries and reports during the on-cycle and off-cycle payroll close process to ensure the accuracy of employee payroll, HR and benefit information including earnings, deductions, payroll taxes, work list, and leave balances
  • Researches and resolves any pay issues or discrepancies for worked and non-worked time
  • Completes year end tasks as assigned by payroll processing or tax managers and provides support for user issues that get escalated
  • Provides access to payroll and other related records and assists in preparing documentation and responses for legal inquiries, litigation and court appearances
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of employee, financial and company records


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The organized professional we seek is a problem solver with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Associate's degree and 4 years of Payroll


  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Payroll

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years' experience in Payroll with subject matter expertise in Canadian payroll.
  • Experience working with any of the following systems and/or vendors: SAP, ADP EV5, Workday, Merrill Lynch Benefits, ServiceNow, and Xerox / Conduent benefits processing
  • Knowledge of payroll implementation and system testing
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Experience
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally in a large employer setting (10K+ employees)


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.