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Payroll Specialist

Soho, New York | Finance | Full-time

We’re looking for an experienced payroll specialist focusing on compliance to join our Finance team to help deliver high-quality results, drive automation, and provide greater efficiency to our growing organization. You’ll be responsible for maintaining compliance with multi-jurisdictional regulations and ensuring that payroll taxes are withheld accurately. This includes remitting federal, state, and local payroll tax filings in a timely manner and assisting with the filing of quarterly and year end payroll tax returns, including W-2s.

The right candidate will act as a liaison with our external service providers, tax authorities, and internal teams to manage state tax registrations and resolve payroll tax exemptions.  You will oversee compliance across our office and remote US locations, research tax rules and regulations, and identify and facilitate continuous improvement opportunities to reduce risk. If you aren’t already, you will swiftly become an expert in managing payroll tax data within Workday and ADP SmartCompliance.

If you’re a hands-on individual who can help us tackle some of the most fundamental challenges in a game-changing, hyper-growth startup environment, this one’s for you.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of tax-focused payroll experience 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and judgment
  • A clear, friendly written and verbal communication style
  • Strong Excel and Google Sheets skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality
  • Completion of Workday Payroll Fundamentals training—and familiarity with Workday’s Payroll, HCM, and FIN modules—is an advantage
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of both state and federal employment laws
  • A highly collaborative team player and self-starter who’s willing to roll up their sleeves to get shit done
About Lemonade

Lemonade is a licensed insurance carrier offering renters, homeowners, car, pet, and life insurance insurance in the United States, contents and liability insurance in Germany and the Netherlands, and renters insurance in France. We’re powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, and driven by social good.

A Certified B-Corp, Lemonade donates unused premiums to nonprofits selected by its community as part of our annual Giveback program. We incorporate our values into everything we do—from our business model to our office culture.