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Payroll and Compensation Specialist

| Seattle

Zipwhip is a Seattle-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company providing text messaging to businesses across North America through cloud-based software and a best-in-class API solution. One of the fastest growing tech companies in North America as ranked by Deloitte Fast 500 2017 and 2018, Zipwhip invented the technology that enables businesses to text using their existing landline, VoIP or toll-free phone number and communicate with consumers the modern way.

Zipwhip is aggressively investing in our people, product offerings and processes. We are backed by Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Ventures, OpenView, Voyager Capital and a host of other investors, and are seeing rapid growth in both employees and revenue. Zipwhip is the only business-texting provider with direct connections to all Tier 1 and 2 wireless operators in the U.S., and we've delivered billions of texts to consumers nationwide.

Zipwhip employees come to work every day (to one of Seattle's coolest offices) inspired and ready to live out our DIRECT values: Determination, Innovation, Respect, Enthusiasm, Collaboration and Trust. If you want to be part of an organization where highly motivated thinkers are empowered to change the way we communicate with the world around us, then we'd like to hear from you.

What we're looking for:
Reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager, the Payroll and Compensation Specialist will be responsible for various aspects of payroll and being instrumental in providing accurate and reliable data for reporting purposes. This is a great opportunity for a payroll clerk to make the leap to a more involved position.
What you'll do: 

  • Own commissions calculations and semi-monthly payroll processing.
  • Manage bonus accruals, signing bonus tracking and referral bonus payouts.
  • Participate in monthly/quarterly closing procedures such as accruals, account rollovers/reconciliations, and other miscellaneous journal entries for the company.
  • Assist with audit preparation- including 401K, Federal, multi-State, and local tax authorities. 
  • Perform other accounting, financial or administrative tasks as required.
  • Ensure all records are maintained in accordance with GAAP.
  • Resolve assigned discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Prepare journal entries for adjustments as needed. 

What you have: 

  • Minimum 2 years payroll experience required in an environment with 100+ employees.
  • College undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or business administration required.
  • Experience with ADP WORKFORCE required.
  • Intermediate skills in Excel required (pivot tables, vlookup, if-then formulas).
  • Overall knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IRS wage regulations required.
  • Ability to work independently, under tight deadlines at times, and in a professional manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible in nature, exceptional multi-tasker, and extraordinary attention to detail.

What we offer:

  • A fun, lively startup culture and one of Seattle's coolest offices.
  • Core values-based leadership.
  • A culture of employee engagement-lively weekly company updates as 1 example.
  • Competitive salary and stock options.
  • Complimentary access to a fitness center.
  • Stipend for transportation and cell phone usage.
  • Full benefits package including parental leave, a matching 401k program, PTO, and medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • Complimentary snacks, complimentary beverages, a subsidized cafeteria with lunch made fresh every day, and free lunch on Fridays catered by local chefs.
  • Complimentary shuttle access to office from King Street Station, Ferry Terminal and Yesler/Occidental.

Zipwhip values an inclusive and diverse team.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Location

Find us in SoDo across from Safeco Field! We offer free shuttle access to the office from King Street Station, Ferry Terminal and Yesler/Occidental.

What are Zipwhip Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
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