Careers at Burkland

Payroll Specialist

About Us

Burkland’s core purpose is to Accelerate Dreams. So often, turning dreams into reality helps change the world. We thrive at the forefront of this transformation. Startups desire our professionals — they are the best in the business. Startups seek our content — we are an industry thought leader. Startups trust our expertise, so founders can focus on their companies, products, and value-add. As a part of our demonstrated value, our clients raised over $3B just last year.

At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose. We do this for both our clients and our employees. We believe that leaning on our Core Values (Fresh Perspectives, Exponential Value, Empathy, Trusted Partner) will lead to happy clients and happy employees.

We are a remote-first company with over 180 incredible team members, more than 8000 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

This is an ideal role for a Payroll Specialist who is eager to broaden their impact by bringing your knowledge and experience to develop and implement best-in-class payroll practices with our early-stage startups. This is a senior, hands-on individual contributor role, responsible for all aspects of Payroll.

A Day in the Life

  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timely processing of semi-monthly and monthly payrolls for clients’ employees located in multi-state locations.
  • Review and process transactions including benefit changes, special compensation, and other adjustments.
    Prepare journal entries, payroll, and benefits reconciliations, and assist with quarterly reporting and external financial audits.
  • Coordinate with the Accounting team to process new hires, terminations, leaves, and other changes.
  • Resolve inquiries from internal and external clients in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, federal, state, and local requirements, and deadlines.
  • Manage regulatory filings, notices, audits, and other communications from federal and state agencies.
  • Work on multiple payroll platforms, partnering with vendors on system administration, maintenance, and reporting needs when necessary.
  • Partner with accounting and people ops to manage, reconcile, and report on employee benefit programs, including 401(k) and FSA, and work with service providers to resolve inquiries and/or provide employee training.
  • Prepare and process new equity awards, exercises, cancellations, and releases promptly, including off-cycle payrolls for tax withholdings.

You’re the perfect fit for us if…

  • Minimum 5 years of payroll processing experience.
  • FPC, CPP, NACPB, or other certifications preferred.
  • Strong Knowledge of payroll tax deposit, filings, principles, and wage and hour laws.
  • Experience with payroll platforms including ADP, Gusto, Rippling, Justworks, and Trinet.
  • Experience working on multiple client payroll projects at one time.
  • Experience processing multi-state payrolls.
  • Easily adapt to new technologies and tools.
  • Good Communication skills are a must, both Oral and Written.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Must be organized, reliable, friendly, and dependable.

What We Offer

  • Flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance to support you when you need it the most.
  • Flexible PTO – Take time off from work when you need it.
  • 401k with a company match to ensure you are ready for retirement.
  • A generous home office expense reimbursement so you have the office you need to be productive.
  • Forget the commute! We’re a remote-first workplace, so you can work from your home office or from the beach if you’d like!
  • We offer a collaborative, communicative culture, driven by our Core Purpose + Values. We work with incredibly smart people who love to learn and share what they know. If this sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Burkland Associates is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Burkland Associates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit our careers page

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The base pay range target for the role described in this job description is $65,000 – $85,000. Final offer amounts depend on multiple factors such as candidate experience and expertise, geographic location, total compensation, and market data. In addition, full-time regular positions are eligible for 401(k), health benefits, and other benefits; some of these benefits may be available for part-time.