Airbus Americas
  • 01-Jun-2021 to 15-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • AA10001029 - HR Digital (HR)
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • Market Competitive Salary
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Basic & Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Short and Long-term Disability insurance, 401(k), Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Tuition Assistance, Bonus(es). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2021 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary

The HO Payroll Administration will oversee the US payroll function and all processing, administration, reporting, and filings. The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of payroll, internal controls, audits and process improvement for a multi-state payroll environment. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of growth throughout their career with supervisory experience. We are looking for someone with a passion for service excellence amongst all levels within the organization. Exceptional team player and thrives in a fast paced, roll-up-your-sleeves environment, who is also looking to make an impact. Must have a high sense of urgency and excellent written and verbal communication skills. This is a working leader role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the administration of the US payroll (biweekly and semi-monthly) for approximately 2, 030 employees and 7 EINs.
  • Perform quarterly and year-end activities, including issuance of W-2s, tax remittances, and reporting
  • Conduct detailed auditing and validation each payroll cycle to improve the accuracy of the payroll
  • Ensure timely transmittal of garnishments and deduction files
  • Respond to audit requests from internal and external parties
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding their paycheck and time reporting
  • Create and monitor automated file feeds to external vendors
  • Identify enhancements to the payroll system to expedite processing and improve the accuracy of the payroll
  • Fulfill data/reporting requests for payroll and timekeeping
  • Provide timely and accurate postings for the G/L
  • Determine payroll liabilities by approving the calculation on employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments
  • Maintain payroll guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements
  • Build, mentor and develop payroll team into service focused collaborative business partners within the organization


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Certification as a payroll professional is preferred


  • 7 years of payroll experience with increasing responsibility and leadership ability in a multi-state company
  • Experience with ADP Vantage, Workforce now, Workday (or large scale Human Capital system)
  • Experience with MS Excel and Google Workspace products (e.g. Sheets)
  • Payroll implementation experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Abilities

  • Solid technical skills in payroll areas compensation, withholdings, benefits, garnishments, regulatory compliance, internal controls
  • Strong business acumen with analytical skills
  • Team player able to build cross functional relationships to drive business results
  • Service focused with sense of urgency to both internal and external customers
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, adaptability and customer service skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong relationship and team-building skills
  • Experience in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Proficient with Google Workspace



10% Domestic.


  • Authorized to Work in the US.


  • None.

Nature of Contacts:

Involved communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties.

Physical Requirements:

Candidate should be comfortable working for extended periods of time using computers and be able to travel independently.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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