Senior Payroll Specialist

Location: Chicago, IL

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Job Posted
May 30, 2024
Company: Green Thumb Industries

Company & Role Overview


The Role


  • Coordinate and manage workflow to ensure bi-weekly payrolls are processed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Lead HRIS/Wurk functionality projects
  • Provide training related to payroll processes and create SOPs
  • Process employee changes as they relate to compensation changes/adjustments, changes in employment status, deductions
  • Set up state and local taxing authorities, respond to tax notices
  • Process audits to include 401(k), Workers Comp, SOX, and internal
  • Perform year-end responsibilities as they relate to W-2 verification
  • Resolve all payroll discrepancies, process adjustments, manual checks, and answer employee and management inquiries
  • Support the Accounting team with reconciliations as they relate to benefit deductions, garnishments, cost center allocation, and reporting
  • Partner with Wurk Support to investigate and troubleshoot payroll and system errors
  • Provide ongoing brainstorming of ways to improve or streamline current processes


  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of payroll experience
  • Must have experience processing non-exempt, hourly employees
  • Proven experience and success in a fast-paced, high-growth organization
  • Advanced computer skills, including Excel
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent and professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of multi-state wage and labor laws
  • Experience using the following products, a plus: Kronos, Wurk, ABG, Everything Benefits

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential material
  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Paid Time Off, Company Discounts, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Free Snacks / Drinks, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Lunch & Learns, Paid Parental Leave, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote

Working Environment

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About Green Thumb Industries

Calling all curious, collaborative, compassionate, boundary-pushing, trustworthy stewards: There’s a place for you.

Join us on our mission to promote well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which we serve.

People are everything at Green Thumb. Some of us nurture plants while others pore over legal documents or open new stores. A few things we have in common? We’re stewards of the plant, a happy and humble bunch and genuinely love what we do.