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Payroll Analyst

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 06/26/2024 Industry: Finance Job Number: 2339049 Pay Rate: 100k/year - 100k/year

Job Description

Why should you be interested?

An exciting Payroll Analyst position has opened due to growth. Rainier Recruiting has partnered with a hospitality company looking for their next Payroll Analyst. This company has hired multiple successful employees already from Rainier Recruiting who have reported that it is a very good company to work for. Passive candidates who are employed and curious to hear are more than welcome to have a “no-commitment” conversation with our Recruiting team about why this could be an exciting career opportunity. 

Serves as the point of contact for all payroll functions, resolving inquiries and discrepancies. This role focuses on data entry into the payroll system to ensure accurate payment of union-specific items and includes the reconciliation of paid time off. The position ensures employees are paid accurately and on time, complying with all relevant laws and regulations. Responsibilities include timekeeping, data entry, reporting, record-keeping, audits, process improvement, training, compliance, and collaboration.

COMPENSATION: $100k base salary, negotiable

LOCATION: Onsite 4-5 days a week in Redmond, WA


- Manage the payroll processing system, including access management, team assignments, timeclock access, balance reporting, timesheet verification, edits, audits, and discrepancy ticket management.

- Handle payroll communications and updates.

- Manage discrepancy tickets.

- Prepare reports such as AWR, Group Summary Report, and Labor reports.

- Oversee new hire processes.

- Manage tablets and requests.

- Conduct audits, including LOA and holiday pay eligibility.

- Assess financial impacts.

- Provide HR support, including final pays, LOA support, and promotions.

- Track monthly data and performance.

- Provide ongoing training for the payroll system.

- Partner with strategic teams to gather user feedback.

- Perform other ad hoc duties as assigned.

Union Environment:

- Support union accounting, including dues backup processing.

- Attend weekly union support meetings.

- Track training pay, bartending, and forklift training.

- Process union dues.

- Ensure part-time compliance without benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

- 2-year college degree in Business/Accounting or 3 years of experience in payroll.

- Strong partnership skills.

- Dynamic and creative problem-solving abilities.

- Adept at managing multiple internal requests and deadlines.

- Ability to shift priorities for self and team on short notice.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

- Proficient in English; bilingual skills are a plus.


- Clear and concise communication.

- Excellent customer service.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Effective time management and ability to prioritize assignments.

- Organizational skills to maintain a structured work environment.

- Professionalism and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

- Strong mathematical skills.

- Collaborative problem-solving with team members.

- Proficiency in computer and software skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

- Basic understanding of payroll compliance.


Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  

Meet Your Recruiter

Alyssa Villarreal
Partnerships & Recruiting Director

Alyssa is an accomplished Senior Leader Recruiter who has spent the last four years at Rainier Recruiting partnering with early stage and VC-backed technology companies to build out their Go-To-Market teams. She has helped make “first of” role hires at various start-ups and placed many leaders including VPs of Sales, VPs of Marketing and VPs of People. She has completed searches for both individual contributor and leadership roles across a variety of functions including Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, HR and Operations. Alyssa prides herself in taking a consultative approach with both her clients and candidates as well as having high offer acceptance rates and attrition rates. Prior to Rainier Recruiting, Alyssa gained her initial search experience at a commercial construction recruiting firm in Seattle where she learned the culture of the hiring industry. She was the top of her training class and excelled quickly to surpass professional and personal goals as well as company benchmarks.

Alyssa was born and raised in the Puget Sound area and has lived in the heart of downtown Seattle the past 10 years. She loves all things Seattle, especially Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks…go hawks! She recently moved to Tulsa with her husband and French bulldog (Stevie) and is excited to explore a new city that has an emerging tech scene!



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