Airbus Americas
  • 27-Sep-2022 to 02-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AA10001024 - Payroll (HR)
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Contract

As a contract role, benefits will be offered by the third party agency this individual is employed by

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 Defence 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: Experienced Payroll Administrator responsible for preparation and processing payroll for two payroll frequencies. Focal contact for Time and Attendance for both Production and Non Production employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and process multi-payrolls: 45%
  • Coordinate with the HR Team to ensure up-to-date employee information in ADP for eleven (11) pay groups.
  • Track and review all elements impacting gross wages to include overtime premium and shift differentials.
  • Review and audit timekeeping records to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure employees are paid with applicable taxes reported.
  • Coordinate with HR and third party vendors to ensure 401k, Money Purchase Plan and Benefits for employees are up-to-date.
  • Review and process relocation expenses for W2 reporting and coordinating with Finance for payment to third party vendor.
  • Coordinate the funding of involuntary deductions each payroll; e.g. Charity deduction, 401k, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan. Etc.
  • Collaborate with the legal team to execute wage garnishments and child support orders.
  • Collaborate with the Finance team to record all payroll expense for Financial Reporting.
  • Respond to employees on all payroll, leave, tax and other compensation related inquiries to provide excellent customer services.
  • Assist in developing new, simplified and streamlined payroll processes; and recommend and implement approved long and short-term solutions for best practices

  1. Expatriate Mobility: 40%
  • Ensure Expatriate (Expat) mobility package are implemented for payroll.
  • Exchange information with PwC regarding Expat tax reporting and filing.
  • Collaborate with the Mobility Team to ensure accurate reporting of Contractual Benefits (Benefit In Kind).
  • Facilitate payments on behalf of Expats.

  1. Audit: 10%
  • Collaborate with the HR team regarding 401k audit.
  • Collaborate with the HR team regarding the Non Discrimination Testing audit.
  • Collaborate with third party vendor regarding the Workers Comp audit.
  • Provide support to Finance and Tax regarding audits.

  1. Other Payroll & HR Projects: 5%

  • Assist with projects impacting Time & Attendance and Payroll

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience
  • CPP- Certified payroll Professional or coursework to achieve designation is highly desirable


  • Minimum 6+years payroll processing experience, preferably with a formal system.
  • Solid experience in administering time and labor systems/processes and a strong understanding of FLSA
  • Proficient in using ADP payroll tools, preferably the Vantage product, MS-Office Suite, GSuite, ability to perform pivots, vlookups and other functions within Excel.
  • Minimum of 6 years Accounting knowledge and experience
  • Ability to quickly absorb product knowledge, process information, and apply appropriately to meet our customer needs
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Good timekeeping and an ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Organised, logical and methodical approach
  • Ability to work well within a team

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • ADP Vantage and Workforce Now would be highly desirable

Travel Required:

  • 0% Domestic and International

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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