Payroll Manager

Who we are: connects pet parents with the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. On Rover, pet parents can easily discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs including pet sitting, dog walking, and doggy day care. Founded in 2011 on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love. 
We're headquartered in downtown Seattle. We're an agile, fast-growing startup, and our leadership comes from some of the country's most respected tech companies. We've been named among Seattle's "Best Places to Work" in Seattle Met magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, and the Puget Sound Business Journal." We're also a recipient of Seattle Business Magazine's 2015 Tech Impact Awards. Needless to say (but we're going to say it anyway)—we love dogs, and we wouldn't dream of going to work without them by our sides.
Who we're looking for:
Rover has seen tremendous growth and success over our 6-year history.  As our company prepares for the next phase of growth, we're looking for a dynamic Payroll Manager to join our team. You'll primarily be responsible for the administration of our company’s payroll and will support our finance team in helping maintain our general ledger payroll accounts and our people (HR) team in helping support our employees and their benefits. This is an individual contributor role that will give you ownership of the entire payroll process, as well as a chance to truly impact the business. You will be able to walk in the door and immediately optimize our current process, while also leading the initiative to scale the payroll process as the business grows.

Your Qualifications:

  • Experience processing semi-monthly payrolls for exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and general ledger activities related to payroll.
  • Knowledge of tax rules and regulations that govern payroll & equity administration to ensure that transactions are processed in compliance with external and internal policies, as well as applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills.
  • Strong track record of trust and confidentiality.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Process semi-monthly payroll for US Employees.
  • Assist with the preparation of the payroll journal entries and related general ledger reconciliations.
  • Assist with onboarding new employees as needed.
  • Assist in the processing of employment and unemployment verifications.
  • Upload and reconcile various benefits as related to payroll processing and the related reporting.
  • Prepare and maintain standard and ad hoc payroll reports, queries, and conduct appropriate audits to ensure data integrity.
  • Process garnishments, overpayments, PTO payouts, and other special payments.
  • Fund payments to our 401(k)-retirement plan, HSA and FSA vendors.
  • Ensure new hire, pay change, special payment, and termination data is accurate, complete, and submitted timely for each pay cycle.
  • Assist with changes for direct deposit, tax withholding allowances, address, etc.
  • Respond to employee and manager inquiries for routine questions regard payroll and related systems.
  • Stay abreast of worker’s compensation and state tax rates changes for multi-state payroll.
  • Stay abreast of wage and hour regulations.  Assist with incorporating new regulations into payroll policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures that comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with independent auditors and examiners in the quarterly and annual reviews and audits, coordinating payroll related inquiries and requests.
  • Assist with process improvements to make us better, faster and smarter.

Your Bonus Skills:

  • Public company experience
  • Working in a fast-paced, public company environment
  • UltiPro (Ultimate Software) experience

Benefits of Working at

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
  • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
  • 50 free dog walks per year using our on-demand dog walking service
  • Doggy PTO – 10 days of dog sitting services on
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs)
  • Free catered lunches on Tuesdays
  • Regular team activities, including happy hours, snow tubing, game nights, and more!

Rover embraces diversity and opposes discrimination.
This position is based at Rover HQ in Downtown Seattle.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

See Inside the Office of Rover

Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover makes it easy for pet parents throughout the U.S. to find and book five-star dog sitters. connects dog owners with the nation's largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, offering in-home boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, and day care. It's a one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy pet care providers.

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