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Guild is hiring for a Payroll Specialist to join our tight-knit Accounting team. Youll be responsible for full-cycle payroll activities for 450 (and growing!) employees in multi-states. Were looking for someone who is dedicated to making sure these critical processes are effectively, accurately & efficiently completed to support our scaling business & our teams.

As a Payroll Specialist, you will:

  • Process bi-weekly payrolls with Manager of Accounting
  • Validate/Coordinate all necessary inputs & data for timely & accurate payrolls
  • Partner with our People Ops & Workplace Ops teams on reconciliation for our benefit & commuter carriers
  • Track employees education & student loan benefits to record additional earnings & taxes per policies & compliance
  • Maintain & process employee referral bonuses
  • Prepare reports out of ADP that will be utilized by users across the company
  • Partner with Guild employees & managers to ensure that non-exempt time-sheets are collected in advance of processing deadlines & train all non-exempt new hires on time card procedures
  • Prepare all payroll-related journal entries & maintain the GL interface in ADP
  • Complete monthly reconciliation of payroll liability accounts including paid time off
  • Help validate tax filings & year-end W-2s
  • Become an expert in our payroll system ensuring accurate record keeping, data & security
  • Resolve & respond to payroll-related questions
  • Say yes! to a variety of related team tasks & in the weeds projects with a positive attitude

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • Obsessive attention to detail & organizational skills
  • An auditors mindset for all supporting documentation within cloud-based (Google) environment
  • Thorough knowledge of payroll lifecycles, best practices & local, state & federal payroll laws & regulations
  • 2+ years of experience in a payroll role
  • Expertise with payroll processing software/HRIS (ADP Workforce Now preferred) & Excel
  • The ability to keep business information confidential and respect sensitive information of others
  • Strong people skills & are able to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • The capacity to effectively prioritize, meet & establish deadlines
  • Experience & interest in working in a fast-paced, changing & collaborative environment
  • The know-how to establish & follow business policies & controls
  • Education, certification etc. that support your skills to contribute to the Guild team & community as described

In addition to working with the accounting team (Charity Long, Abby Reinholt & Daniel Guzman), in this role you will collaborate with other Guild team members including Maureen Dady, Fae Dagonese & Zach Brown on the People Ops team.

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities & education institutions. Guilds proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit & our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion.

We also just became the latest female-led company to hit a $1billion valuation & the only B-corp with those qualifications. Our Series D round was led by Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners chairman & former CEO of AMEX, & joined by Emerson Collective, LeadEdge Capital, & Iconiq.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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