Payroll Manager

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Description
Blue Nile is a leading online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are amongst the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience.
We embrace a culture of adaptability. Our team is nimble, innovative, and resourceful - making an impact on both the business and each individual customer's personal experience. We value hard work, flexibility, and collaboration to creatively solve problems and constantly improve and implement meaningful changes. Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success. We offer employees the chance to get e-commerce, inventory/manufacturing, and traditional retail (through our showrooms/stores) finance experience.
Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and talented Payroll Manager to be a key contributor to our Finance organization. This role reports to the Controller. The position has an emphasis on payroll, employee benefits, and equity compensation duties. The role includes the processing of domestic and international payroll, accounting for salaries and benefits expense, and accounting for equity-based compensation. This position will also support other ad hoc projects. We're looking for a candidate who is highly detail-oriented, has the ability to process large volumes of data, is a self-starter who possesses exceptional organization and communication skills, and has a passion for our business.
Responsibilities:
  • Compile, analyze, prepare, and input payroll related information into payroll system for domestic and international employees, ensuring accurate and timely processing.
  • Month-end close procedures, including: preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts, and preparation of internal analyses and reports. Includes payroll, benefits, taxes, and stock based compensation.
  • Assist in preparing support/schedules for financial statement audits and reviews.
  • Compile and review payroll-related information for year-end reporting (W2, 401(K) contributions, taxes, etc.)
  • Resolve problems and respond to inquiries related to payroll earnings, deductions and tax withholding.
  • Ability to manage/lead a small team
  • Assist in managing the 401(k) and workers compensation audits.
  • Research tax issues and prepares tax filings for workers' compensation and any special information requested for external parties/auditors.
  • Serve as a liaison between employees and our domestic and international payroll providers.
  • Monitor regulatory and legislative changes, on both the state and federal level that impacts payroll. Propose and implement changes to systems and processes when needed.
  • Serve as the payroll project owner with the Ceridian Dayforce implementation.
  • Serve as the owner of the payroll processing module, with a focus on accuracy, timeliness, and payroll team support.

Qualifications:
  • 5 years of payroll experience required, including payroll processing, accounting, and year-end reporting (W2, taxes, etc). Additional non-payroll accounting experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or relevant coursework, strongly preferred.
  • Strong Excel skills required, and understanding/experience with Oracle EBS a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and process high volumes of data within established time frame
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally across all departments and functionalities within the organization
  • Ability to research and resolve complex payroll and employee benefits issues

What we offer:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
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Location

We are located in the city of Bellevue close to multiple freeways, transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Blue Nile Benefits Overview

Here at Blue Nile, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package to attain the best people. We recognize the value of our employees as our greatest resource.

Health Benefits include 100% Company Paid Medical/Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and generous subsidies for family members, 100% Company Paid Short-Term, Long-Term, Life/AD&D Insurance for employees, Employee Assistance Program and Domestic Partner Benefits.

Financial Benefits include a 401K Retirement Savings Plan with employer match, Incentive & Bonus Plans, Generous time off programs with up to over 5 weeks of combined vacation, sick and paid holidays, Transportation & Home Office Allowance, Substantial Employee and Family Discounts and an Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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