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Kodiak Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

At Crowe, you have the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their commitment to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our commitment to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us!

Job Description:

Payroll Specialist

Summary of Responsibilities:

Process payroll for all Kodiak employees including but not limited to onboarding payroll documentation, payroll journal entries, payroll nexus and compliance, payroll audits. To work hand in hand with HR to ensure clear communication of needs and upcoming changes.

Job Description:

A Payroll Specialist will be a key role within the accounting team. This position will be a role that will focus on processing payroll for all Kodiak employees as well as maintaining a clean payroll environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Processing onboarding payroll related documentation
  • Proper processing of termination documentation and payment within the requirements of the individual State/local requirements
  • Payroll Journal Entries – creation from payroll system
  • Research, compliance and registration for payroll nexus in applicable States/Locals
  • Payroll audits (external and internal), including but not limited to 401(k), statutory, compliance
  • Work hand in hand with Human Resources to ensure clear communication to employee base
  • Creation and adherence with payroll and HR policies and procedures


  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • General understanding of accounts receivable processing
  • Deadline driven with good time management skills
  • Strong excel skills
  • Experience with Dayforce/Ceridian a plus

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 3-5 years relative experience minimum
  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship

We expect the candidate to uphold Crowe’s values of Care, Trust, Courage, and Stewardship. These values define who we are. We expect all of our people to act ethically and with integrity at all times.

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Crowe, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $20.43 to $44.52 per hour.

Our Benefits:

At Crowe, we know that great people are what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package. Learn more about what working at Crowe can mean for you!

How You Can Grow:

We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach that will guide you in your career goals and aspirations. Learn more about where talent can prosper!

More about Crowe:

Crowe ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.

Crowe LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Crowe LLP does not accept unsolicited candidates, referrals or resumes from any staffing agency, recruiting service, sourcing entity or any other third-party paid service at any time. Any referrals, resumes or candidates submitted to Crowe, or any employee or owner of Crowe without a pre-existing agreement signed by both parties covering the submission will be considered the property of Crowe, and free of charge.