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Payroll & HR Specialist in the USA or Canada

Cloud for Good is looking for a Payroll & HR Specialist to join our growing People, Finance & Technology team. This role will work and partner to support 2 departments under the PFT umbrella – HR and Finance. The role will report to the Financial Controller.   

You will be successful in this role if you are an individual that is passionate about payroll and HR efficiencies that supports streamlining and automating processes to ensure the organization can scale.  


Payroll Activities:  

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Professional Employer Organization (PEO) concepts including but not limited to: 
    • Co-employment relationships 
    • HR outsourcing, and the impact of PEO services on business operations  
  • Process semi-monthly, multi-state payroll on a 24-pay period cycle for 150+ US employees through ADP Workforce Now 
    • Ensure payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, garnishments, and others are accurate before processing payroll  
    • Manage the funding of payroll withholdings such as (retirement programs, flexible spending accounts, etc.) 
    • Process variable compensation, stipends, reimbursement, and other expense payments as necessary 
    • Perform post-payroll duties   
    • Prepare journal entries on a global scale for payroll and benefits  
  • Partner with Canadian PEO to process payroll, benefits, variable compensation, and expenses for Canadian employees  
  • Partner with the Financial Controller for G/L, reconciliations related to payroll, payroll funding, and taxes  
  • Troubleshoot issues with payroll and time off programs as necessary   
  • Answer employee questions as they relate to payroll, all recorded compensation as well as time off and other questions as asked 
  • Recommend corrective action or process improvement where necessary  
  • Prepare and manage financial reports as needed 
  • Liaison for US 401K Plan Financial Audit under supervision of Financial Controller  


HR Activities: 

  • Maintain the HR system as it relates to employee data for onboarding, offboarding, and status changes   
  • Process salary updates and changes within the ADP Workforce Now and Empower  
  • Manage the onboarding process, such as background checks and I9 verification   
  • Maintain organizational charts and employee directory   
  • Maintain compensation data and update with appropriate documentation as necessary  
  • Respond to employment verification and wage history requests   
  • Maintain the HR electronic document storage system per company data integrity and security standards  
  • Partner with HR to ensure compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements  
  • Track, process, and document leaves of absence  
  • Monitor and ensure staff completion of mandatory training  
  • Generate a variety of ad hoc and recurring HR reports, research and analyze data for reports, surveys, and budgeting process  


Cross functional Activities:  

  • Support audit activities as necessary. For example, audits could be driven by internal or external needs such taxes, workers comp., etc.   
  • Effectively collaborating with PEOs and understanding how to manage up to get to resolutions quickly 



  • Minimum 2+ years of experience working with a PEO in a similar/related position  
  • Understanding of compensation and benefits programs  
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately  
  • Proficiency with HRIS and payroll systems, Salesforce, and Outlook products  
  • Knowledge of wage garnishments, child support deductions, and complying with court orders  
  • Understanding of pre-tax and post-tax benefits  
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor and tax laws (FLSA) 



  • Diversity and Equal Opportunity Commitment
    • At Cloud for Good, we adhere to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and extend these principles to all our employees and prospective candidates. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy status, amnesty, veteran status, medical condition, or any other legally protected characteristics as defined by federal, state, and local laws. Our commitment to non-discrimination applies across every location in which our company operates, and it encompasses all aspects of employment.
    • Cloud for Good strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities to submit their applications. Our unwavering commitment to fostering diversity not only enhances our workplace but also enhances the outcomes we deliver to our clients.  See our full diversity statement here.
    • We value inclusivity and want applicants who may require special assistance or accommodation during the interview process to know we’re here to assist you.
  • Use of AI in Interviewing
    • At Cloud for Good, we believe in conducting interviews that are fair, equitable, and designed to evaluate candidates based on their qualifications and experience, with the organization. To ensure that all candidates are given an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, we prohibit the use of AI or any other type of machine learning tools during the interview process.
    • Candidates are expected to participate in the interview process remotely using video conferencing. Any attempt to use AI or similar technology to respond to interview questions, analyze or provide feedback on the interview process, or perform any other interview-related tasks is strictly prohibited and will be considered a violation of our policy and may result in disqualification from the interview process.
    • We understand that some candidates may have disabilities or other circumstances that require accommodation during the interview process. In such cases, we will make reasonable accommodations to enable candidates to participate in the interview process to the best of their ability. However, we do not permit the use of AI or similar technology as a substitute for direct participation in the interview.