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Payroll & Benefits Specialist (Seattle)


How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in A&R Solar! We’re excited to have you apply.

To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to, and we will contact you if we want to learn more about you. Due to the number of applicants, we may not be able to get back to everyone who applies.

This position is for our Seattle location.

Please, no phone calls.

A&R Solar is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from military veterans and female and minority candidates.

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Position Overview

We’re just like you. We believe that solar energy production for our homes, businesses and cities is a win-win proposition for job creation and a cleaner environment.

A&R Solar is a leading solar installer in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together passionate, talented people who want to do the right thing for our customers and the environment. With industry firsts like B-Corporation status, charitable solar programs, and our 10-year performance guarantee, we believe that investment in our staff and our communities is the new standard.

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Learn more about A&R Solar and how we conduct business.

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist is responsible for ensuring all A&R Solar employees receive their earned wages and make best use of company-provided benefits. S/he processes regular payroll, administers benefits for existing employees, helps to recruit and on-board new employees, and ensures that the company remains in compliance with applicable labor laws. The Payroll & Benefits Specialist is the primary representative of an employee-oriented HR department that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, employee retention, and high performance.


Benefits Administration

  • Administer benefits program, including health insurance, 401k, disability, and stipend accounts
  • Process employee benefit changes and reconcile invoices against employee deductions to ensure accuracy
  • Update and maintain accurate records in Human Resources Information System (HRIS) – BambooHR
  • Manage and consult with external benefits administrators
  • Respond to employment verifications, unemployment claims, and similar requests
  • Work with Marketing to secure and deliver company-branded apparel to employees
  • With the CEO, CFO, and community relations group, plan the company’s philanthropic and charitable giving
  • Encourage employee adoption of benefits programs

Recruitment Support

  • Assist in development and implementation of recruitment strategies, tactics, funnels, and procedures
  • Communicate with management team to determine the effectiveness of recruitment plans
  • Rewrite job descriptions as necessary; prepare and approve job offers for new hires

On-boarding and Training

  • Process background checks and ensure timely completion of new employee paperwork
  • Conduct orientation for all new employees
  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual process improvements
  • Assist in tracking and enrolling employees in training programs for licensing and professional development


  • Mitigate risk by keeping A&R Solar compliant with federal, state (WA & OR), and local labor laws and regulations
  • Remain current on changes to relevant policies and regulations via trade publications and outside trainings



  • Set up employee records and maintain updates as needed inclusive of 401k, health insurance premiums, PTO, taxes in Intuit QuickBooks Desktop accounting system.
  • Reconcile employee advance receivables
  • Review time sheets in TSheets to ensure entries are correct prior to synching with QuickBooks
  • Confirm accuracy of accounts, customer jobs, service items, and other payroll items for job-costing purposes
  • Process bi-weekly and supplemental payroll, comply with WA/OR and prevailing wage requirements
  • Prepare WA/OR quarterly payroll tax reports and annual W-2s


  • 2+ years of payroll experience using Intuit QuickBooks, preferably in construction industry
  • 2+years of benefits administration experience, proficiency with BambooHR a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field highly desired, payroll certification a plus
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, experience creating nested formulas and pivot tables a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Desire to provide a high level of service and support for employees
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem solve in a deadline driven environment
  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail, familiarity with prevailing wage reporting a plus


  • Salary – $50,000-60,000 DOE


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Education assistance
  • At-cost solar PV system for your home
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Ownership opportunity (after 3 years)
  • Recreational/gym annual stipend
  • Vision insurance
  • Phone reimbursement
  • Maternity/paternity leave
  • Work wear stipend for crews


We’re eager to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please!

I love working for A&R because I feel like I’m part of something much bigger than myself. I love that I work with such amazing people who are all so passionate about renewables and making the world a better place!