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Payroll Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Energy is on a mission to unlock value in stranded energy resources through the power of computation.

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We aim to align the long term interests of the climate with the future of global computing infrastructure. As data centers consume an exponentially growing power footprint to deliver technology to all connected devices, we are inspired by making sure that the energy meeting that demand is sourced in an environmentally responsible fashion. Crusoe co-locates mobile data centers with stranded energy resources, like flare gas and underloaded renewables, to deliver low-cost, carbon-negative distributed computing solutions. Crusoe Cloud is a managed cloud services platform powered by stranded energy that enables climate-friendly innovation in computationally intensive fields including artificial intelligence, graphics rendering and computational biology.

About The Role:

We are looking for a detail-oriented, analytical and upbeat Payroll Accountant to help oversee all aspects of the payroll cycle for all employees based in the Denver office. In addition to providing payroll support, the Payroll Accountant will assist the accounting and finance department with any work or projects that are needed. You will be responsible for managing all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll processing objectives, including relationships with internal/external auditors and state and federal agencies. While time is spent administering various payroll functions, there is also a strategic responsibility in guiding all of the organization’s payroll matters and strategically assisting other departments with analytics and other information as identified. This position requires an extremely detail-oriented person with significant knowledge of payroll administration, including state and federal regulations and related tax matters.

A Day In The Life:

  • Ensure accurate, timely processing and review of multi-state, bi, and semi-weekly payroll for 400 and growing salaried and hourly employees

  • Maintain payroll records to ensure compliance with company policies and internal controls protocols

  • Process miscellaneous off-cycle payments including final paychecks, pay adjustments, bonuses, etc.

  • Provide the highest level of customer service to Crusoe by answering questions and resolving payroll-related issues in a timely and professional manner

  • Payroll auditing, data validation, and complex reporting as necessary

  • Review, manage, and process calculations for garnishments, and support orders

  • Meet with People Operations department on a weekly basis to ensure leave and benefit changes are being accurately reflected in the payroll

  • Assist with the monthly closing process by reviewing and reconciling payroll-related general ledger accounts as needed

  • Assist in setup, maintenance, monitoring and auditing state tax accounts to ensure accurate and timely filings by the payroll provider

  • Ad hoc reporting as needed

  • Works collaboratively with the Finance and HR teams on issues related to posting of payroll transactions to the general ledger and balance sheet reconciliations as appropriate

  • Works collaboratively with HR on annual benefits enrollment, and ensuring proper monthly deductions/contributions from both employee and employer

  • Assist with PTO management, processing and reporting

  • Prepares Payroll forecasts on a monthly basis, collaborating with HR, recruiters and business partners of the timing of new hires and terms

  • Uses a great deal of discretion and independent judgment to ensure employee confidentiality and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential

  • Assists the accounting a finance departments with project work or specifically assigned duties

  • This role is a hybrid, 3 days in office 2 days remote

You Will Thrive In This Role If:

  • 2+ years of full-cycle multi-state payroll experience from new year setup through to year-end reporting

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel including lookups, pivot tables, etc.

  • Experience in Accounting and Finance duties a plus

  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP), CPP or equivalent payroll designation

  • Experience with Rippling payroll preferred but not required

  • Excellent customer service, problem-solving and multitasking skills

  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organization and time-management skills

  • Solid understanding of payroll fundamentals, legislation, and best practices competitive pay


  • Hybrid work schedule

  • Industry competitive pay

  • Restricted Stock Units in a fast growing, well-funded technology company

  • Health insurance package options that include HDHP and PPO, vision, and dental for you and your dependents

  • Employer contributions to HSA accounts

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Teladoc

  • Pet-friendly offices

  • 401(k) with a 100% match up to 4% of salary

  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule

  • Cell phone reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Subscription to the Calm app

  • Company paid commuter benefit; $50 per pay period

Compensation Range:

Compensation will include stock options with a salary range of $57K and $65K. Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data

Crusoe Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.