Payroll Specialist at Blue Nile

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Blue Nile a leading online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. 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 and makes an impact on both the business and each individual customer’s personal experience.  We value hard-work, flexibility and curiosity and collaborate to creatively solve problems, constantly improve and implement meaningful changes.  Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success. Blue Nile offers a reimbursement program for those who would like to pursue their CPA license.

Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and talented Payroll Specialist to be a key contributor to our Finance organization. The position has an emphasis on payroll, employee benefits and equity compensation duties including but not limited to processing of domestic and international payroll, accounting for and analyses of salaries and benefits expense, and assistance with 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.


  • Compile, analyze, prepare, and input payroll related information into payroll system for domestic and international employees, ensuring accurate and timely processing.
  • Resolve problems and respond to inquiries related to payroll earnings, deductions and tax withholding.
  • Assist the HR team with managing equity compensation as well as the long term incentive plan.
  • Assist in managing the 401(k) and workers compensation audits.
  • Researches 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.
  • Perform monthly payroll close duties, including recording journal entries and preparing account reconciliations for period-end accruals and payroll and employee benefit-related expenses.


  • At least three years of payroll processing experience required
  • Associate Degree in Accounting or relevant coursework, preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and process high volumes of data within established time frame
  • Ability to interact professionally across all departments and functionalities within the organization
  • Ability to research and resolve complex payroll and employee benefits issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Knowledge of Oracle or similar ERP system preferred

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount
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  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • RLanguages
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    • JIRAManagement
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We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
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
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
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
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

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

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