Payroll Specialist

  • Homie
  • South Jordan, UT, USA
  • Jul 14, 2021

Job Description

Department: Accounting

Job Title: Payroll Specialist  

What does it mean to be a Homie? Being a Homie means compassionately looking out for others, doing the right thing even if it’s the hard thing, and showing up as your true, authentic self. At Homie, we’re a friendly group of curious dreamers and expert operators who believe the status ain’t quo. For too long, the way homes have been bought and sold has been outdated, costly, and overcomplicated. We’re here to change that. Through a combination of technology and expert, full-service agent support, Homie is simplifying the real estate process and eliminating high fees and commissions.

Homie launched in 2015. Five years later, we're one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country and the #1 listings brokerage in the great state of Utah. With real estate, home loans, and insurance services under one roof, Homie is disrupting an industry and paving the way for what real estate can, and should, become. We’re on a mission to make homeownership affordable, easy, and accessible for all — and we’re just getting started.

Homie Values

  • Disruption: Real estate is ready. The time is now.
  • Loyalty: Homies come first — our customers, team members, and communities.
  • Balance: Work is an important part of your life, but it’s not your life.
  • Humility: Grateful isn’t dead. And there’s always more to learn. 

Work at one of the country’s fastest-growing and most disruptive tech startups. Over the past six months, Homie has hired more than 100 new employees. Are you part of the next 100?

Job Description: In this role, you will learn from the best! Alongside our experienced Senior Payroll Specialist, you will work to ensure pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations. Currently, Homie has over 400 employees and 9 legal entities across several states, and we’re just getting started. You will need to have a solid payroll skillset coming into the job and be adaptable as the company and team continue to evolve.


Core job responsibilities include:

  • Process payroll, which includes uploading variable pay (bonuses) from several different sources
  • Register in new states as needed          
  • Assist in annual 401k and other external audits
  • Analyze compensation-related data including wages and bonuses. To be successful in this role, you should have excellent analytical skills with the ability to spot numerical errors.
  • Understand where to go for payroll and tax updates/changes
  • Ensure overall data quality with employment records
  • Create best practice methodology for balancing and reconciliation to ensure payroll is reconciled from end-to-end
  • Retain detailed record-keeping of discrepancy details including resolution
  • Provide communication and support to employees and vendors, including ADP/Workforce Now
  • Thoroughly document processes and policies



  • 3+ years of relevant payroll experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Detailed involvement in setting up new states for payroll purposes
  • Experience processing payroll for a multi-state, multi-entity organization
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Google Sheets
  • Experience with payroll and accounting systems (ADP/Workforce Now, Netsuite are a plus)


What you’ll love about working with the Homies:

  • Holidays: 12 Paid Holidays, including our very own - Homie Day! Oh, and you get your birthday off!
  • Time off: To begin you will receive a week of separated sick time and starting PTO at 3 weeks per year (accrual), with an increase each service year
  • Mental health is very important to us! We have online assistance programs that include things such as virtual yoga, meditation, and connecting even the capability to book with virtual counseling
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision with an HSA option
  • Company Stock Options
  • Discounted rates on Homie products (Title, Mortgage, Insurance, or new home purchase)

More About Homie

Homie’s Marketing Engine engages interested customers so all our professionals spend ALL of their time doing one thing - helping the customer. No prospecting, no schmoozing, and no back-scratching. Our success in Utah has led to expansions in Arizona (2019), Nevada (2020), Idaho (2020), and Colorado (2020). Our ambitions certainly don't stop here; join our team as we continue to disrupt the home-buying experience and change the real estate industry nationwide!