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Payroll Specialist (On-site in San Francisco or Dallas)

Job Category: Accounting
Company: Harness
Employment Type: Full-time
30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, Software Engineering Insights and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.


  • Own and process US and Canada payrolls for 400+ employees.
  • Run and review reports and verify for accuracy before payroll transmission.
  • Responsible for preparing and funding of HSA/FSA and 401(k) in a timely manner post payroll.
  • Prepare manual checks and initiate wires as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of international payrolls via third party vendors.
  • Assist with registration of new states and localities and setting them up in the payroll system.
  • Research and resolve employee payroll discrepancies.
  • Interact with employees and all levels of management on payroll related projects and inquiries.
  • Understand and interpret wage garnishments/child support/levies orders and process them accordingly.
  • Responsible for the payroll ticketing system and triaging to the appropriate business partners accordingly.
  • Audit payroll for processing errors.
  • Manage all time cards from submissions to approvals and ensure accurate calculations to the payroll system.
  • Support system integrations between HRIS and Payroll Systems.

About you:

  • 3-5 years of payroll experience.
  • Paylocity payroll system experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Great interpersonal skills with an emphasis on providing a world class customer experience.
  • Attention to detail with demonstrated organizational skills and accuracy.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with general accounting is a plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience.
  • Knowledge and mindset for automation and process improvement for scalability.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and partner effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred .

Work Location:

  • The ideal location for this role is to work onsite 3 days a week in our San Francisco or our Dallas office.

What you will have at Harness

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team-building events
  • TGIF-Off program
  • Recharge & Reset Program
  • Monthly internet reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits

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The anticipated base salary range for this position is $80,000 – $90,000 annually.   Salary is determined by a combination of factors including location, level of relevant experience, and skills. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. The compensation package for this position also includes equity, and benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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