Payroll Analyst


Who We Are

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Volvo, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, FedEx, and U.S. Xpress. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Detroit, MI. To learn more, visit

Bringing self-driving vehicles to our roads is the most transformative opportunity of our generation. Aurora is taking a fresh start with the development of self-driving technology, combining excellence in AI, rigorous engineering, and a team with decades of experience building robots that work.

Led by a team of seasoned experts, our mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. We are designing the software and hardware to power the transportation of our future that will make our roads safer, give more people access to mobility, and reduce congestion and pollution in cities – improving the quality of life for all. The challenge in what we are endeavoring to achieve is transcendent; we are developing perhaps the world's most complex computing system and asking it to perform the task of transporting and keeping safe our most precious asset: human life.

We are looking for a Payroll Analyst to join the Accounting team. You will bring a great work ethic, positive energy and a desire to build your career in accounting and operations. We are building a high-performing team, focused on providing value to our customers, accurate financial reporting, and quickly delivering results with a strong sense of urgency and accountability. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Payroll.

In this role, you will

  • Complete the bi-weekly payroll process in Workday Payroll. 
  • Ensure completeness of new hires, terminations and changes in Workday HRIS. 
  • Calculate manual check for items such as terminating employees, relocation bonus payments, and stock exercises and vesting.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy in changes of employee records with transactions such as title changes, office transfers, manager changes, and salary increases. 
  • Process leave of absence and pay allocated salary while on leave.
  • Update bi-weekly payroll spreadsheet.
  • Review timecards for hourly employees; work with managers and employees to correct errors and omissions  
  • Work with Human Resources and Legal Depts on employee immigration tax set up and correcting visa taxation issues
  • Download and review pre and post-payroll tax reports; balance and send to Accounting team after each payroll
  • Download and review quarterly and annual tax filings, including W2s
  • Process amended tax returns when necessary
  • Work with Human Resources on projects as necessary (annual benefits open enrollment, setting up new pre-tax deductions, etc)
  • Create post-process overtime reports for hourly employees 
  • Review and research tax penalty notices; work with payroll tax provider to resolve
  • Keep accurate documentation of all employee payroll changes and corrections
  • Provide accounting team with payroll reports as needed
  • Answer employee payroll questions; resolve payroll issues 
  • Assist in registration process for new state and/or local tax IDs when necessary

Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS in Accounting or a related field with 3+ years of experience
  • Workday Payroll paired with ADP Smart Compliance highly preferred
  • Experience using Netsuite and Equity Edge are a plus
  • Strong and broad understanding of payroll processes and tax laws
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Strong customer service, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and result oriented

The base salary range for this position is $80,000-$119,000 per year. Aurora’s pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, the successful candidate’s starting base pay will be determined based on factors including job-related skills, experience, qualifications, relevant education or training, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future. The successful candidate will also be eligible for an annual bonus, equity compensation, and benefits.



Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.

At the core of everything we do is our commitment to safety. Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and we believe that each employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. Aurora expects commitment to our safety policies from every employee, and seeks candidates who take an active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization’s long-term success by prioritizing working safely, no matter what.

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

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