Payroll Specialist

| Seattle

Avalara is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join our fast-paced, dynamic company. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for US and Canada semi-monthly payroll processing for ~1,000 employees. Ensures that all pay checks accurately reflect hours worked, wages, and deductions. Ensures that payroll data are entered accurately and in a timely manner. This position reports into the Payroll Manager.

Job Duties

  • Process semi-monthly payrolls for US and Canada employees in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.
  • Process off-cycle payrolls to accommodate payouts based on state requirements for terminated employees.
  • Audit payroll deductions received from the various work locations.
  • Audit and pre-note direct deposit information.
  • Process garnishments, child support and levies.
  • Prepare imports for payments received from Web time.
  • Verify retroactive payment calculations.
  • Assist with year-end reporting and compliance.
  • Process benefit deduction adjustments.
  • Update process documentation, procedures and policies.
  • Prepare system reports for distribution.
  • Respond to inquiries from employees, management and external customers.

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting. Years of experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 2+ years of payroll experience required.
  • Must have experience using computerized payroll and/or accounting systems
  • Knowledge of payroll tax laws in a multi-state environment.
  • Knowledge of Stock Options, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and restricted stock units
  • Maintain an exceptional level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment, particularly with confidential information
  • Excellent organizational skills and outstanding verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
  • Ability to take the initiative on tasks, prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines.
  • Must be detail oriented, accurate, and capable of working independently while maintaining a team player attitude.
  • Ability to utilize various computer software programs including Excel, Word and Outlook.

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Paylocity software experience
  • ADP Plus experience
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred.

 

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

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