Lead Payroll Administrator

Finance Seattle, Washington


Position Summary:

As our Lead Payroll Administrator, you will be a key member of a mission-driven, fast-growing, public company, with ownership of all payroll and commission-related activities. In addition you will be responsible for preparing journal entries, preparing analytical analysis and other general accounting activities related to payroll.  This is a critical role that will involves oversight and performance of multiple complex activities that require a strong work ethic and the ability to work collaboratively with other team members.  The right person for this role will be excited to think outside the box to design and implement efficient processes to help our company grow and scale over time. Additionally, this person will feel aligned with our company mission and core values and eager to incorporate them into the payroll team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Primary responsibility for ensuring semi-monthly multi-state and Canadian payroll are completed accurately and on time.
  • Perform key responsibilities with month-end close, including timely and accurate preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and analytical analysis of the payroll-related accounts
  • Manage monthly commission, incentive payment and accrual processes
  • Maintain accurate payroll records and required documentation. Interface with external auditors to ensure timely and accurate audits of payroll information.
  • Create internal and external deliverables for SEC reporting, quarterly reviews and year-end audits
  • Tackle ad-hoc projects, working closely with the Accounting and People Operations Teams
  • Communicate effectively with Finance, Human Resources and Accounts Payable to review cross-departmental impacts and reconcile data sharing
  • Responsible for all Audits, multi-State and Federal reporting associated with payroll
  • Interact with Trupanion team members to ensure the payroll team is meeting the organization’s needs in alignment with our company culture.



Education, Registration & Certification:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, but not required



  • Experience with ADP required
  • 4+ years of US and Canadian payroll processing experience required; public company experience a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains preferred, but not required


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and good analytical skills
  • Energetic and highly motivated, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail a must
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities, including the ability to troubleshoot problems and recognize areas for process improvements


Benefits and Perks:

  • Quarterly bonus opportunities
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits at no cost to the employee
    Paid time off and paid vacation time
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • On-site child care center for employee (limited availability)
  • Open, casual, pet-friendly and fun office environment
  • Free dog walking services during business hours
  • Free pet health insurance (1 dog or cat)
  • Paid time off to volunteer at nonprofit organizations
  • Free on-site parking

Company Background:

Trupanion is the industry-leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, offering policies in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Trupanion’s mission is to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care. A career at Trupanion means you share our passion to help pets and want to be a part of an organization that makes a difference.

The Trupanion policy is underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company (USA) and Omega General Insurance Company (Canada), which has earned a Financial Stability Rating of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. Trupanion is a founding member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), demonstrating a commitment to high standards and transparency in all actions and products.


Why Trupanion?

Pet owners in the United States will spend almost $16 billion annually on veterinary care in 2016, yet only approximately 1% of North American pets are insured, compared to 42% in the U.K. and as many as 70% in Sweden. Trupanion is a trusted industry leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs and creating a shift in the U.S. and Canadian markets, having helped thousands of pet owners build predictability into their pet medical cost budgets. If you are looking for passion, energy, and a sense of belonging in a cause-driven business where hard work is the mantra, this may be the right opportunity for you.


For more information about Trupanion, visit http://trupanion.com/about