We’re hiring a Payroll Admin in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion-dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest-growing auto insurance company, on a % growth in premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $1B and brought our total VC funding to $178M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 650. 

Values: Embrace the love of the problem. Question the norm. Tackle the tough challenges head-on. Have the uncomfortable conversations. Ask forgiveness rather than permission. Judge on the merits of work. Celebrate ambitious teamwork. Lead with empathy. Filter the temptation to do the obvious. Invest, don’t spend. Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position: We’re looking for a Payroll Admin to assist in processing payroll for 700+ employees on a semi-monthly and bi-weekly basis. With an emphasis on accuracy, the Payroll Admin will help ensure our employees are paid on time and with little error. As part of the People Team, the individual who fills this position will take pride in serving all Root employees in a professional and respectful manner. 

Compensation: $22/hour

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the setup of new employees within our payroll system 
  • Troubleshoot payroll issues for all levels of associates
  • Coordinate with payroll processors to complete any required tax amendments
  • Monitor hourly associate timecards and work with supervisors/managers to resolve issues where necessary 
  • Assist with routine payroll deduction/earnings audits
  • Assist Payroll Manager with all payroll-related data entry 
  • Register payroll tax accounts
  • Ad-hoc reporting as requests are received
  • Partner with Payroll Manager in auditing all payroll batches prior to processing
  • Review pay increase requests and other HRIS changes for accuracy
  • Monitor benefit eligibility windows to ensure the timely addition of new payroll deductions/earnings
  • Employment Verifications
  • Setup new Child Support/Garnishment orders
  • Unemployment
  • USCIS compliance tracking
  • Various HR administrative tasks

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Mindset

  • At least one year of payroll or related experience
  • Self Starter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 
  • Prior experience with Paylocity or Workday is preferred

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].