Payroll Specialist at Viasat Inc. (San Diego, CA)

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One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Payroll processing of multi-state bi-weekly payroll for 5500+ employees in ADP Vantage
  • Process payroll transactions for new hires, terminations, employee changes, timesheets and wage garnishments and ensure compliance with tax jurisdictions and policy.
  • Display knowledge of appropriate tax laws, payroll deductions, tax rates and maximum allowances for 401k, HSA, and FICA.
  • Process stop-payments, direct deposit reversals, and voids as needed
  • Respond to employee and internal teams when there are payroll inquiries including and not limited to LOAs, 401K issues, garnishments, employee verifications, pay details, vacation accruals, ESPP and tax withholdings in a timely manner
  • Perform ad hoc duties and projects as assigned
  • Perform payroll analysis and reconciliations as required
  • Perform research when necessary to ensure compliance with changes in regulations


  • Minimum of 2+ years of multi-state payroll processing experience with high employee volume.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state wage and tax laws, FLSA and overtime requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to work well across multiple departments (Accounting, People & Culture, Tax, Finance and Stock Administration).
  • Meets deadlines, prioritizes assignments, and multitasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, deadline-oriented and able to complete tasks with limited supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting practices, procedures, systems and Microsoft Excel.


  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in business or accounting preferred
  • 1+ years of accounting experience
  • FPC or CPP a plus.
  • Experience with Oracle Time, Workday, ADP Vantage and Streamline applications preferred.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

2-4 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



Worker Classification:

More Information on Viasat Inc.
Viasat Inc. operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Carlsbad, CA, Tempe, AZ, Englewood, CO, Bryan, TX and Duluth, GA. Viasat Inc. was founded in 1986. It has 5459 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 71 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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