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Payroll Specialist

| Seattle

Company Description

PayScale is the world leader in modern compensation software. We believe data-informed discussions about compensation benefit both employers and employees and that greater pay transparency promotes equity, engagement and employee retention. We are bringing the dark art of compensation into the light by helping individuals understand the right pay for their position and more than 7,000 businesses retain and manage their largest investment: their people.

We’re transforming the compensation industry and are looking to bring on hardworking professionals like you with diverse perspectives. At PayScale, we acknowledge and value our differences as well as our combined strengths. We want all employees, regardless of their background, to feel respected personally and professionally. We foster a working environment that generates new ideas, promotes ownership and experimentation and encourages highly motivated individuals to be truly creative. Are you forward-thinking, tenacious, and inventive? If so, PayScale may be the perfect place for you to grow your career!

Job Description

As the Payroll Specialist you will join the Accounting team as we support our growing company in a dynamic payroll process. We have 450 employees across 26 states, and this position provides an excellent opportunity for you to sharpen your existing payroll skills and add new skills to your repertoire.

What you'll do:

  • You will assist the Senior Payroll Manager in processing accurate and timely payroll for employees on a bi-weekly basis
  • You will track new hires, promotions, transfers, terminations and other changes in employment status
  • You will own standard ADP reporting to internal Accounting team members as well as ad hoc reporting as requested by managers
  • You will partner with the HR team to orient new hires to ADP WorkforceNow, set up or edit employee work schedules, and verify accurate data entry into the payroll system
  • You will set up payroll tax codes for new jurisdictions in ADP and work with the Technical Accounting Manager on any necessary state & local business registrations
  • You will help the Senior Commissions Analyst process commissions and bonuses, distribute statements, and provide customer service relating to commission statements
  • You will communicate with ADP regarding federal, state, and local tax notices and requests
  • You will maintain the payroll page of PayScale's intranet and craft company-specific handbooks for employees & managers

Qualifications

The ideal individual for this opportunity brings the following to the table:

  • You enjoy a dynamic work environment and collaborating with multiple teams
  • You bring exceptional attention to detail, including thoroughness and accuracy, while meeting deadlines
  • You can translate payroll speak to non-payroll employees
  • You want to join a hard-working but fun-loving team that appreciates a good sense of humor

The Requirements:

  • 2-4 years’ experience with HRIS & Payroll systems - bonus points if you've used ADP WorkforceNow
  • Knowledge of labor laws such as FLSA
  • Experience with multi-state payroll processing is preferred
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel)

Additional Information

PayScale provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. PayScale complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Benefits We Offer:

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
  • 100% company paid medical/vision/dental/prescription premiums for employees (50% for eligible dependents and partners)
  • Four Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards:
    • Medical
    • Dependent Care (can be used towards day care costs)
    • Parking
    • Transit
  • Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, and Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Summer office closure, entire week of July 4th
  • 401k with company match, vests immediately

Perks:

  • Casual dress code (JSS - Jeans, shorts, and sandals welcome!)
  • Onsite lockers, showers, and clothes dryer
  • Bike storage
  • Coworkers you actually like...
  • Gender neutral bathrooms on most floors
  • Mothers' Room
  • Sitting-Standing ergo friendly desks
  • Weekly company sponsored happy hours
  • Fido Fridays (our canine colleagues join us the first Friday of every month.)
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Location

PayScale's headquarters are located in the heart of the action in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood.

An Insider's view of PayScale

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We pride ourselves on providing balance to our employees! Unlimited PTO, summer office closure during the week of July 4th, consistent 40 hour work weeks, etc. We believe that if our employees have a life outside of PayScale that they will be more productive, more innovative, and that ultimately they'll decide to stay with us longer :)

Chris Stiemert

Director, Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

On the sales team we're constantly innovating the ways that we communicate the value of PayScale to prospective customers. New features and products are added all the time, and it's exciting to work together to find the most effective way to let potential buyers know what's in it for them.

Mackenzie Fuentes

Sales Development Representative, Team Captain

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It’s a beer on a bad day, a coffee on a rainy Monday morning. The ups and downs come with the stress of work and real life, but with that the true comfort of coworkers who know what’s going on and assist where they can. It’s a good place to be and a better place to work.

Tom Owen

Client Management Support Specialist

What are PayScale Perks + Benefits

PayScale Benefits Overview

Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
100% company paid medical/vision/dental/prescription premiums for employees (50% for eligible dependents and partners)
Four Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards:
Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, and Company-paid Life Insurance
Maternity and Paternity Leave
10 paid holidays!
Summer office closure, entire week of July 4th
401k with company match, vests immediately
Casual dress code (JSS - Jeans, shorts, and sandals welcome!)
Onsite lockers, showers, and clothes dryer
Bike storage
Gender neutral bathrooms on most floors
Mothers' Room
Sitting-Standing ergo friendly desks
Weekly company sponsored happy hours
Fido Fridays (our canine colleagues join us the first Friday of every month. WOOF!)
Flexible work hours and potentially ability to work from home

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Medical, Dependent Care (can be used towards day care costs), Parking, Transit
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fido Friday's the first Friday of every month!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
We know creating an environment that values diverse perspectives and backgrounds is what enables us to have more innovative ideas and best serve our customers.
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