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30 Apr 2020

Full-Time Payroll Specialist

CompassHousingAlliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Payroll Specialist is a professional capable of fulfilling the responsibilities of a full-function payroll for an organization of about 200 employees. Key responsibilities include account reconciliation, annual and contract audit preparation, and tax filings. They work collaboratively with the Human Resources department on payroll, timekeeping, benefits administration, and other related technical and employee relations issues. The Payroll Specialist also supports the Finance Department with other projects and tasks as assigned.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit

LOCATION: Headquarters in Pioneer Square (Seattle, WA)
REPORTS TO: Controller
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
SALARY RANGE: DOE and within Compass ranges


  • An Associate degree is strongly desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred, in accounting, finance, or related field. Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.
  • 2-years’ experience with payroll in a government funded non-profit accounting department, preferred.
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting practices and principles, desired.
  • 1 or more years’ experience with Abila/MIP accounting software, preferred.
  • Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.

Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: benefits, costumer service, data entry, fund accounting, garnishments, human resources, payroll, and taxes. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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