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Payroll/HR Manager

Posted: 06/19/2021

Payroll & HR Manager (New Position)
Gresham, OR, US

About Northwest Accounting Partners
Northwest Accounting Partners (NWAP) was established in 2015 by company founder and principal Amanda Garcia to help businesses grow for success while having a positive economic impact in local communities. She aims to offer unique and customizable accounting services to businesses of all sizes who operate throughout multiple states with a niche in the Restaurant industry. Amanda and her team are headquartered in the heart of Historic
Downtown Gresham among many of other varied businesses. The NWAP team and their partners are highly skilled business professionals that strive to deliver and promote high standards in ethics and professional excellence.

The Position
Our NWAP company is growing. We are now accepting applications for an experienced Payroll & HR Manager to join our family. This position is critical to success of our company and our clients. Reports directly to the
Accounting Manager and Owner. You must work closely with other staff members. This position will serve as a lead to our contracted client payroll functions. You’ll work to ensure our clients’ payroll expenses and taxes are paid correctly and on time, along with overseeing our client’s insurance and HR needs. A big part of the job will be to supervise our payroll team and liaise with other associated professionals. Our ideal candidate is methodically analytical and has experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll and HR regulations. We also value integrity, team spirit and strong organizational skills. Your goal will be to ensure our payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.


  • Bachelor or 5 – 10 years of equivalent experience in payroll and management. Must be proficient with

ADP payroll and other payroll platforms, QuickBooks Online, Excel, and other general Microsoft software.
Preferred experience in a third-party logistics organization. Must have extremely good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be dependable and able to work in team environment. HR
Certifications and extensive knowledge of group insurance plan management preferred.


  • Organization, payroll financial software, managing processes, employee management, data entry management, proficient reporting skills, compensation and wage structure, benefits administration, worker compensation, employment law, developing standards, general accounting.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Critical, analytical, and creative thinking to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team and have a strong understanding of the theoretical and practical components of the position apart from just being familiar with performing assigned tasks.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintains payroll information by administrating systems, directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
  • Update payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
  • Pays employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks or electronic transfers to bank accounts.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer’s social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures and implementing them for clients.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees, following up on work results.
  • Maintains payroll staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains payroll staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

This is a full-time position (Monday-Friday) and compensation will depend on experience. Remote work for this position is currently not available. Benefits include an up to $400 reimbursement toward personal healthcare insurance plans. Restructuring due to firm growth. Job responsibilities are not set in stone. Flexibility is important as role may change a little as we continue to grow.

Whats_ Next_?

If this opportunity sounds exciting, please send us your resume and professional cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: DOE


  • Payroll: 5 years (Required)
  • Management: 3 years (Required)
  • Accounting: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Required)
  • Team Orientation: 5 years (Required)
  • Benefits Management: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred) or Equivalent Trained Experience
  • Human Resource Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Gresham, OR in office. Regular remote work not available for this position.


  • Up to $400 reimbursement toward personal Healthcare Insurance Plan
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Paid time off
  • OR Sick Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Professional Development Assistance (Job Growth Opportunities)

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented – Customer quality and precision-focused
  • Highly skilled business professionals that strive to help bridge the gap between tax professionals and business owners by providing financial literacy to owner operators.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit towards client’s businesses.
  • As a company we recognize and try to accommodate employees’ life needs while continuing to focus on business.


  • Client Facing Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am – 4pm.
  • Flexible 8-hour work schedule around regular business hours

COVID-19 Policy

  • Remote interview process
  • PPE gear provided and required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Regular virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
  • Client business interactions are by appointment only where PPE is required
  • Offices are closed to outside visitors w/out appointment

Company's website:


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Remote interview process
  • PPE gear provided and required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Regular virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
  • Client business interactions are by appointment only where PPE is

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Gresham, OR 97030: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)


  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (Preferred)
  • Professional In Human Resources (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No