About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose

The Sr. Payroll Analyst will support U.S. Payroll in all duties associated with the accurate and timely processing of bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll processing. This role will work closely with Human Resources, Benefits and Tax on payroll-related matters as well as interact closely with the accounting team to complete all close related tasks. This is an opportunity for a highly driven payroll professional who is pro-active, detail oriented, self-directed and sets a high-quality bar for themselves and their work product. This position offers the ability to learn, develop and grow their career working for a dynamic and fast-growing public company.


  • Perform the processing of bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll
  • Responsible for reviewing new hire entry and other master file changes, entering and uploading payroll data, reconciling payroll and conducting employee verifications
  • Ensure compliance with payroll tax reporting and withholding responsibilities
  • Manually calculate complex payroll tax entries for miscellaneous transactions
  • Audit time sheets and system uploads
  • Assist employees and managers with pay related issues
  • Responsible for all employee levies
  • Responsible for processing off cycle manual payroll checks and/or ACH payroll payments
  • Responsible tor state registration
  • Assist with research projects and preparation of management reports as needed
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Ensure controls are properly performed within the payroll process
  • Coordinate with external auditors to assist with quarterly and annual audits as needed
  • Answer's accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Strong work ethic with the ability and flexibility to work extended hours during critical periods such as quarter and year-end remittance deadlines


  • 5+ Years of heavy payroll processing experience for multi-entity/state company
  • Ultipro experience required
  • Possess a working knowledge of payroll-related requirements and regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality in all assignments and in all information obtained
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft business suite, specifically excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization both internally and externally
  • Comfortable working in an environment with constant change and growth


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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