Staff Accountant

| Seattle


Position Description:

The Staff Accountant, in the Operational Accounting Program (OAP), is primary responsible for processing and accounting for payroll and employment related benefits as well as the proper accounting for accounts payable and accrued liabilities.


  Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

  • Prepare the journal entries as well as reconcile accounts payable and accrued liability accounts
  • Review purchase requests, purchase orders, and accounts payable invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to posting invoices and processing payments in NetSuite & Concur
  • Maintain vendor information, including W-9’s, and assist in the year-end 1099 issuance and reporting
  • Assemble support for payment processing and maintain vendor files for audit support
  • Reconcile vendor statements, respond to vendor inquiries, and research and resolve discrepancies
  • Act as backup to Accounts Payable Specialist in processing the weekly payment run (check, ACH, wire) for both domestic and international vendors


  • Process complex multi-state payroll, using Namely payroll service
  • Maintain a payroll calendar to ensure others in the organization are aware of important payroll deadlines
  • Respond to payroll related inquiries from employees as the Company’s payroll expert
  • Ensure payroll transactions are processed correctly for time, earnings, benefits, deductions, taxes, garnishments and other items that affect pay and/or company liability
  • Collection and validation of payroll inputs; including time records, bonuses, and deductions
  • Provide proactive recommendations for the development and implementation of improved payroll controls and processes
  • Ensure compliance with international, state and local withholding requirements
  • Remit and reconcile contributions with 3rd party service providers
  • Prepare payroll related journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations as required
  • Initiate international payroll with 3rd party service providers in the UK and Ireland
  • Assist in global taxation matters for ex-pat employees.
  • Assist HR group with 401k audit
  • Assist with the equity compensation process


  • Bachelor’s degree required, degree in Accounting strongly preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of experience processing payroll
  • Exposure to Namely and NetSuite preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills to interact with upper levels of management

Who we are:

Remitly is the largest independent digital remittance company headquartered in the United States, transferring over $6 billion in annualized volume from its customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia to loved ones throughout the world. The company’s proprietary global transfer network includes its easy-to-use mobile app, which makes the process of sending money faster, easier, more transparent and less costly by eliminating the forms, codes, agents, extra time and fees typical of the traditional, century-old money transfer process. Remitly is backed by industry-leading investors, World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), Naspers’ PayU, Silicon Valley Bank, Stripes Group, DFJ, DN Capital, QED Investors, Trilogy Equity Partners, Bezos Expeditions, Founders’ Co-Op, and TomorrowVentures. The company is headquartered in Seattle, with additional offices in London, the Philippines, and Nicaragua. For more information, visit

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Remitly are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

 Remitly is an eVerify Employer.


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Remitly is in the heart of downtown Seattle. Situated near tons of bars and restaurants, with easy access to public transport, it's an ideal location.

What are Remitly Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Remitly's executive leadership is as diverse as our staff, and our Director of Diversity & Inclusion is focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Company sponsored family events
Remitly sponsors family-oriented events semi-annually (e.g., holiday party and company picnic).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All King County-based employees receive the ORCA Card transportation benefit on day one. The ORCA Card can be used on all regular buses, Regional Rail, and a few other modes of transportation.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Remitly has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and the flavored Bevi water you can handle.
We offer employees a parking subsidy in the building's below-ground garage.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Remitly hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1000 annualy for continuing education.
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