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Are you known for your attention to detail, superb payroll skills? This may be the position for you! The Sr. Payroll Coordinator reports to the Payroll Manager and performs a wide variety of recordkeeping and payroll processing activities, including payroll runs, labor timesheet adjustments including maintaining labor adjustment database, processing contractor timesheets and staffing agency invoicing activity. Assists in timesheet audits and responds to employee inquiries regarding payroll. Processes and adheres to garnishment orders in making sure proper payroll deductions are taken and creditor payments are processed timely. Handles and processes employee relocation moving reimbursements according to policy.

Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely accurate calculations of wages, tax withholdings, and employee deductions

  • Prepare and reconcile payrolls, direct deposit files, labor, and payroll postings

  • Manage moving expense reimbursements for all Sierra Space employees

  • Provide first level review of staffโ€™s work

  • Manage timesheet labor adjustments, ensure timely labor posting of contract labor staff timesheets to Sierra Space general ledger, and proper invoicing and payment processing to the staffing agencies

  • Complete the required state quarterly Multiple Worksite reporting

  • Act as a liaison between the Payroll Department and Information Systems to ensure the payroll system is updated and maintained with any software updates and tax table updates, and adhere to Federal, State, Local, DCAA, and FAR requirement compliance standards, to support Accounting, Internal Compliance, and DCAA audit

  • Assist with audit schedules for internal and external auditors as needed

  • Be responsible for supporting accurate and timely completion of Payroll month-end closing process, perform monthly Payroll related balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Provide support for special ad-hoc projects as directed

Must Haves:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent and typically 3 or more years of relevant experience

    • Higher education may substitute for relevant experience

    • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Working knowledge of payroll reporting policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and applicable regulations, including understanding of Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal and State laws relating to payroll taxes, and various state employment and pay requirements

  • Progressive experience analyzing, auditing, reconciling and resolving complex payroll processing and employee payroll issues to ensure smooth payroll processing

  • Ability to research and interpret applicable regulatory requirements and resolve tax, withholding, garnishment, and wage/hour issues for payroll processing

  • Progressive Microsoft Excel data analysis experience including Pivot tables, macros, etc

  • Experience with Automated Accounting Systems, preferably Costpoint and/or SAP

  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects

  • Consistently strives to improve processes and gain efficiencies, including participation in the testing of new accounting and other system functionalities

  • Analytical abilities, time management, organizational and communication skills are essential


  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification or pursuing

  • Knowledge of GAAP and basic accounting procedures

  • Working knowledge of FAR and CAS

  • Excellent administrative skills as demonstrated by experience with a Payroll / HRIS administration system

  • Ability to problem solve - applying originality, creativity, and initiative

  • Strong skills to plan, organize, multi-task, prioritize, and execute assigned workload to meet multiple deadlines

  • Detail-oriented, without losing sight of the big picture

  • Able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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Sierra Space
United States, Broomfield, CO
Posted 8d ago
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