Senior Payroll Accountant

Shield AI, Dallas, TX


Introduction to Shield AI
Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI’s products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies. Most recently, we acquired Heron Systems and Martin UAV as wholly owned subsidiaries of Shield AI. Join our team and shape the future of artificially intelligent systems. 

What you'll do:

  • Work with the team to provide excellent customer service to our employees and business partners including resolving payroll related inquires 
  • Build and maintain employee confidence and trust by promptly responding to requests and protecting the confidentiality of payroll operations 
  • Reconcile various payroll and benefits related accounts 
  • Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing for month-end close and other ad hoc financial reports 
  • Participate in the preparation of reports, financial analysis, and development/maintenance of other programs to include payroll, staffing, scheduling, bonus, etc. 
  • Identify enhancement opportunities within existing processes, lead change process when required 
  • Participate in different payroll projects and other initiatives as assigned 
  • Support systems implementations related to payroll (HRIS, payroll processing, etc.) 
  • Work with the Corporate accounting team to assist with cash reconciliations after payroll processing 
  • Prepare interim and year-end audit deliverables and support the audit process as needed 
  • Support effective internal control environment 

Projects you might work on:

  • Implementation of system enhancements related to the Payroll process 

Required qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience with payroll processing, policy management, and month-end close, including journal entries, and reconciliations 
  • Experience leading employee tax filings 
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency in working with different systems to retrieve and analyze data 
  • Experience leading benefits audits 
  • Good communicator with strong interpersonal skill and emotional intelligence 
  • Able to work autonomously and flexibly 
  • Positive enthusiastic approach with a can-do attitude 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Able to demonstrate achieving success in a deadline driven environment and commitment to continuous improvement. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to liaise with internal and external stakeholders to make payroll system enhancements or resolve payroll issues 
  • Attention to details and the ability to professionally interact with all levels of staff 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Costpoint a plus 
  • Experience with stock-based compensation a plus 
  • Experience with international expansions a plus 
  • Experience with government regulations preferred 

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 
Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 
To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 

About Shield AI

Our mission is to protect service members and innocent civilians with artificially intelligent systems. Shield AI is the home of Hivemind, an artificial intelligence which enables robots to see, reason about, and search the world. Shield AI’s first product, Nova, is a Hivemind-powered robot that searches buildings while simultaneously streaming video and building maps. We tackle the world’s most daunting challenges with world-changing ideas, creating resilient artificially intelligent systems for a safer and more secure world. Breaking technological ground in service to human life. Our incredible team is built of scientists, engineers and business leaders driven to make a difference. We come to work each day ready to push technology’s boundaries, to serve the Shield mission and to support one another as together we create a company built to lead -- and to last.

Shield AI

Want to learn more about Shield AI? Visit Shield AI's website.