Payroll Specialist

| Greater Denver Area

Guild is hiring for a Payroll Specialist to join our tight-knit Accounting team. You’ll be responsible for full-cycle payroll activities for 450 (and growing!) employees in multi-states. We’re looking for someone who is dedicated to making sure these critical processes are effectively, accurately and efficiently completed to support our scaling business and our teams. 

As a Payroll Specialist, you will:

  • Process bi-weekly payrolls with Manager of Accounting
  • Validate/Coordinate all necessary inputs and data for timely and accurate payrolls
  • Partner with our People Ops and Workplace Ops teams on reconciliation for our benefit and commuter carriers
  • Track employee’s education and student loan benefits to record additional earnings and taxes per policies and compliance
  • Maintain and process employee referral bonuses
  • Prepare reports out of ADP that will be utilized by users across the company
  • Partner with Guild employees and managers to ensure that non-exempt time-sheets are collected in advance of processing deadlines and train all non-exempt new hires on time card procedures
  • Prepare all payroll-related journal entries and maintain the GL interface in ADP
  • Complete monthly reconciliation of payroll liability accounts including paid time off
  • Help validate tax filings and year-end W-2s
  • Become an expert in our payroll system ensuring accurate record keeping, data and security
  • Resolve and respond to payroll-related questions
  • Say “yes!” to a variety of related team tasks and “in the weeds” projects with a positive attitude

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • Obsessive attention to detail and organizational skills
  • An auditors mindset for all supporting documentation within cloud-based (Google) environment
  • Thorough knowledge of payroll lifecycles, best practices and local, state and federal payroll laws and regulations
  • 2+ years of experience in a payroll role
  • Expertise with payroll processing software/HRIS (ADP Workforce Now preferred) and Excel
  • The ability to keep business information confidential and respect sensitive information of others
  • Strong people skills and are able to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • The capacity to effectively prioritize, meet and establish deadlines
  • Experience and interest in working in a fast-paced, changing and collaborative environment
  • The know-how to establish and follow business policies and controls
  • Education, certification etc. that support your skills to contribute to the Guild team and community as described

In addition to working with the accounting team (Charity Long, Abby Reinholt and Daniel Guzman), in this role you will collaborate with other Guild team members including Maureen Dady, Fae Dagonese and Zach Brown on the People Ops team.

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

We also just became the latest female-led company to hit a $1billion valuation and the only B-corp with those qualifications. Our Series D round was led by Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners chairman and former CEO of AMEX, and joined by Emerson Collective, LeadEdge Capital, and Iconiq. 

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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370 17th St., Suite 3600, Denver, CO 80202

An Insider's view of Guild Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're fast-paced and got a little bit of a startup vibe, so there's always plenty to learn from and grow!People are collaborative and ready to bring their knowledge, experience, and ideas to the table to make sure we're doing right by each other and our students.As hard-working as everyone is, you can also be rest assured we also love to celebrate!

Kendry

Bilingual Student Success Advisor

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're incredibly cross functional and believe heavily in developing and cultivating strong relationships not only with our external partners, but internally across and within departments as well. One of my favorite traditions is that each new hire at Guild is given a coffee card when they start to encourage them to grab coffee with others and get t

Annie

Partner Marketing, Employer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since my humble beginning as a Guild Intern, I have had opportunities afforded to me that stretch me in ways that align with my values and push me to be a little uncomfortable while still having welcome support. I’m now in a position where I get to learn first-hand from experts that I don’t believe I was qualified for before working at Guild.

Paco

Senior Associate of University Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team works on ensuring that new users can find what they need and engage with our platform easily. Many of the technical challenges we face involve scaling the early-stage version of Guild’s app into something more flexible for our next growth phase. We deal with the difficult (but fascinating!) tradeoffs of these decisions every day.

April

Software Engineer

What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Guild Education Benefits Overview

At Guild, we’re expanding opportunity for America’s workforce, and we’re committed to doing the same for our own employees by supporting them professionally and personally. Guild offers benefits and perks to support all employees and their families. From $0 medical premiums to a flexible parental leave policy to tuition assistance to company equity for all employees, we have something for everyone at Guild.

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Volunteer in local community
Guild has a yearly "Guild Gives Back" day, where we provide organized volunteer opportunities to all our employees as well as a "12 Days of Giving" around the holidays!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Guild has a highly diverse management team, with nearly 75% of employees reporting to female leadership.
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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