Payroll Specialist II


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Human Resources
REI City
REI State
REI Location
Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible
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What's cool about this job
This job contributes to REI’s success by the processing of all in-house payroll related activities including payroll processing, issuing on-demand checks, coordinating child support orders, levies, garnishments, and processing typical payroll data. Assists with employee inquiries and assists the Payroll Manager with other duties as assigned.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. 

Your planning & navigating requirements
  • Processes in-house payroll of 16,000+ employees in 43 states using UKG Pro (Ultimate Kronos Group).
  • Be an expert in and take ownership with the Dimensions timekeeping system.   
  • Coordinate employee child support orders, levies, garnishment deductions including answers to various agencies, notifying employees, system setup and payment to jurisdictions for each order.  
  • Have an excellent understanding of payroll processing, laws and regulations. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes in payroll and tax compliance laws (US, State and Local). 
  • Articulate clear answers to both general and out of the ordinary employee questions. 
  • Assist HRIS with testing payroll programs or other HRIS needs as assigned. 
  • Assist Payroll Manager, Payroll Specialists and Sr. Payroll Specialists. 
  • Assist Finance Department with other duties as assigned.

Bring your passion and expertise
  • 3+ years of payroll experience. 
  • Excellent understanding of payroll compliance, payroll regulations, and tax principles.  
  • Proficient PC experience working with Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with UKG Pro preferred. 
  • Experience with Dimensions timekeeping preferred. 
  • FPC or CPP Certification, or classes to work towards certification preferred. 
  • Payroll Experience in a multi-state environment. 
  • Strong organization skills with high attention to detail. 
  • Successful work experience demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively, work well with others, use productive work methods, exercise sound judgment and display initiative and innovation on the job. 
  • Proven ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks efficiently and work independently. 

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. 

The pay for this role is: $24.38 - $36.59 per hour . 
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$24.38 - $36.59 per hour
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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.