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Blue Origin LLC Payroll Administrator III - Kent, WA in Wedgwood, Washington

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin\'s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth. As part of a unique and highly skilled team, you\'ll help optimize the cash flow process of the organization. We are seeking an analytical, creative, and forward-thinking Payroll Administrator to join our team and will report into the Payroll Manager. The administrator will partner with Human Resources and Accounting to improve the payroll and labor process. The individual should possess excellent financial acumen and strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills that can thrive in a fast-paced, team-based environment. In this position, you will handle the review, analyze and verify bi-weekly payroll results for accuracy. This individual will also implement standard methodologies for continuous process improvement and look for opportunities for process re-engineering and automation in the payroll space. We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required! Responsibilities: Back up all payroll processing functions needed to support planned and unplanned absences. Identify payroll issues and assist with accurate adjustments as needed. Follow general policies, procedures and practices in compliance with federal, state, local, and company rules and regulations. Reconcile payroll wage and tax reporting after each pay period to ensure accurate filing between Workday and ADP. Responsible for Q/E and Y/E processing, including the filing of W-2s, addressing any exceptions and errors prior to finalization. Be responsible for state and federally mandated reports to ensure compliance and timely reporting such as 941\'s, unemployment, LNI and Paid Family & Medical leave. Complete payroll reconciliations and audits in support of month-end, quarter-end and year end activities. Prepare payroll journal entries and perform various month-end close tasks. Audit relocation expenses and recordation of W2 reportable transactions. Assist with the quarterly processing of employee grants and support employee questions about the plan. Interpret, apply and ensure compliance with various federal, state and local laws. Monitors changes and remain current on legal, regulatory or governmental requirements (e.g., wage and hour, garnishments, tax matters, 401(k) other compliance areas. Document standard operating procedures in support of business objectives. Coordinate department documentation used for audits and desk procedures. Lead and assist with special projects, e.g., system improvements, payroll upgrades and testing. Maintain employee confidence by keeping all HR and payroll information confidential. Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent 7+ years of Payroll experience Strong computer skills (MS Excel including pivot tables, VLOOKUPs) Ability to balance multiple tasks and adapt to a frequently changing work environment, staying flexible based on business needs and deadlines Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum. Desired: AA or BS degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance Payroll Certification (CPP) Experience using Workday and Costpoint