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Payroll Manager



Accounting & Finance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a Payroll Manager that will be a critical member of our growing Finance team. The Payroll Manager will oversee the organization's global payroll procedures, ensuring payroll is delivered timely, accurately, efficiently and in compliance with regulations.


  • Manage all payroll deadlines and monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly payroll tasks
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and payroll tax obligations
  • Coordinate timekeeping and payroll systems
  • System maintenance support including new hire set up, tax form processing, local tax set up, timekeeping input, termination processing, garnishment processing, and verification of employment.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams
  • Oversee processing of payroll changes (e.g. new hires, terminations, raises) and system upgrades
  • Understand state and federal new hire, leave of absence, and termination laws
  • Produce audit reports, audit registers, and other reporting inquiries
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll-related questions
  • Provide support to any project related activities from Finance and HR


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field
  • 3+ years of payroll processing with multi-state experience


  • Familiarity with payroll software/ HRIS (e.g. Rippling) and MS Office
  • Experience with audit procedures, tax, and accounting practices is preferred
  • Strong interpretation of company policies and procedures in a multi-state payroll environment.
  • Ability to thrive at an early-stage startup where you will have the opportunity to help create and optimize key systems and processes
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, time management and work prioritization
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Ensures confidentiality and controls access to sensitive information
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Aerospace manufacturing experience is a plus
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.