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Payroll Analyst, US

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United States
Base Salary
59k-87k USD

Job Description

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 70+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Join our dynamic team as a Payroll Analyst specializing in U.S. payroll processing! At Kraken, our mission is to ensure seamless and accurate payroll operations, enabling our organization to focus on driving success and growth in the crypto industry. As a key member of our team, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of our payroll system and ensuring timely and precise compensation for our employees

If you're a top performer in the payroll industry seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, join our epic team and be a part of shaping the future of payroll excellence!

The opportunity

  • End to End Full Cycle Payroll Processing which includes ability to assist with activities associated with execution of assigned payrolls, including collection and validation of inputs and error resolution.

  • Communicate payroll status to team members and approval processing milestones.

  • Partner with other departments as its in relation to payroll

  • Reconcile payroll calculations, payments and payroll reports.

  • Identify and update missing tax jurisdictions.

  • Confirm payments received on pay date including requesting tracking information if applicable.

  • Ensure payroll data and payments are aligned with state and local compliance

  • Respond to payroll ticket inquiries regarding payroll issues or concerns

  • Keeps detailed and organized payroll records

  • Maintain company confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping

information confidential

  • Support Payroll team with additional duties as needed

Skills you should HODL

  • 4+ years’ experience in payroll processing in a high-volume, multi-state payroll setting

  • Possess experience with major ERP and Accounting systems

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced team environment

  • Processing payroll for multiple pay periods, including complex transactions for salaried and wage employees

  • Understand US Payroll Compliance Laws

  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, local payroll tax regulations

  • Assist with the development of new processes and procedures.

  • Performs monthly, quarterly audits.

  • Takes part in the year end process including preparing and auditing W-2s.

  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel – Pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s - Required

  • Passion for providing excellent support for inquiries

  • Acting as a liaison between the payroll department and other departments

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Building a better world of money

We’re Kraken. We empower everyone — from first-time traders to experienced pros — with new ways to transact and connect with crypto, so they can achieve true financial freedom and inclusion. We believe that crypto is a vehicle for change — a tool with the power to upend the unfair financial system in favor of something better, more inclusive, and made for the 21st-century. To reach our goals, we need a remarkable crew — a diverse and inclusive team of “Krakenites”, all working towards a shared mission: to accelerate the global adoption of crypto. If you’re excited to help us build a better world of money, we hope you’ll join us.

Before applying, find out more about our values, internal culture, and mission here.

Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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Advice from our career coach

To be a successful applicant for the Payroll Analyst position at Kraken, you should know that they are looking for someone with 4+ years’ experience in high-volume, multi-state payroll processing. Below are some specific tips to help you stand out in your application:

  • Highlight your experience with major ERP and Accounting systems.
  • Show your ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Emphasize your experience processing payroll for multiple pay periods, including complex transactions.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of US Payroll Compliance Laws and federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations.
  • Include any experience with ADP Workforce Now and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, especially with pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s.
  • Show your passion for providing excellent support for inquiries and acting as a liaison between departments.
  • Be prepared to discuss your experience performing monthly, quarterly audits, and participating in the year-end process, including preparing and auditing W-2s.

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