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Payroll Coordinator – Finance

Department: Finance

Payroll Coordinator – Finance

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute administration team is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. Coinciding with the team science approach, administration helps facilitate team learning and the overall mission of the institute.

The Allen Institute is currently recruiting for a Payroll Coordinator. The Payroll Coordinator is an entry level payroll position which requires strong numbers orientation, problem-solving skills, research skills, computer skills and attention to detail. The Payroll Coordinator will assist in all tasks related to payroll processing such as collecting employees’ timesheets and entering payroll data.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Functions

  • Generate and validate timecards (FTE, leave, exemptions, new hires & terminations)
  • Maintain and update ADP with:
    • Manager changes
    • New hires and terminations
    • Job title changes
    • Deductions
    • Benefit Changes
    • Other
  • Track and monitor employee on-call, receivables, healthcare reimbursements, relocation, and others
  • Post payroll reports
  • Prepare the bi-weekly 401k funding package
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for data collection and entry with very strong attention to detail
  • Administrative support to the payroll team

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 1 year payroll experience
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Accurate data entry
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • High level of discretion to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong computer aptitude with high proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Advanced skill level with Excel formulas including pivot tables and vLOOKUP
  • Experience with Oracle and ADP

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This role is currently able to work both remotely and onsite in a hybrid work environment. We are a Washington State employer, and the primary work location for all Allen Institute employees is 615 Westlake Ave N.; any remote work must be performed in Washington State.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • In keeping with our focus on employee safety, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. All employees will be required to keep their vaccination status up to date according to CDC guidance and our policy.


It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.





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