Raise is the world’s largest gift card marketplace. Buyers can save at their favorite stores, and sellers can earn cash for their unwanted gift cards. We are revolutionizing the retail industry as one of the fastest growing ecommerce companies in the United States.

Payroll Specialist at Raise.com

Position: Payroll Specialist

Location: Chicago Loop


About Raise

Raise is the largest, most trusted marketplace where our mission is to help consumers make their money worth more. Shoppers can buy discounted gift cards to over 3,000 brands or sell their unwanted gift cards for cash through our mobile applications and website.

Raise partners with retailers to offer a new type of digital payment, and since our launch in 2013, we have saved consumers over $100M to date. Raise is headquartered in Chicago with an office in New York.

About The Position

Maintain payroll processes and internal controls to preserve the quality, efficiency, and overall effectiveness of payroll functions. Ensure timely disbursement of multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes consistent with federal and state wage laws.


  • Load and balance time card totals
  • Ensure the entry of new hire data, transfers, promotions and terminations is accurate and timely
  • Successfully process bi weekly, monthly and/or semi-monthly bonus payroll in the payroll system, including hourly and salary wages, bonuses, wage attachments, taxes and all employee benefit deductions
  • Verify and monitor PTO accruals and balances
  • Work with and provide regular support to the Finance Team, including assisting in preparing payroll journal entries and reconciling wages and benefits to the general ledger
  • Responsible for the integrity of the payroll system in processing and reconciling payroll
  • Provide timely and accurate payroll related assistance to employee as requested.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with UltiPro and Fidelity 401k
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Knowledge of configuring and administering HRIS, time attendance system and other HR related programs
  • Experience documenting procedures and policies
  • Process mapping experience a plus
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • BS in Accounting, Finance or relevant experience


  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(K) with match, disability and life insurance
  • Minimum 15 days PTO plus 11 paid holidays
  • Raise Gives Back- 8 paid hours allotted annually for volunteer opportunities
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Paid parental leave
  • $5,000 adoption credit
  • Breakfast and healthy snacks provided every day and catered lunch on Fridays

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Company Reviews

"Many of the challenges we're facing haven't been solved before which is really exciting and motivating. This is an opportunity to pioneer new technology and create a new set of standards in the industry.
Tyler Spalding
at Raise.com
“Raise has a real opportunity to change people’s everyday interactions with commerce, and I’m so excited about being at a company that is at such a formative juncture in its evolution.”
Maureen Calabrese
at Raise.com
“Raise is transforming into the next stage as a company through new innovation and technology, it's thrilling to be apart of. It's a huge market and opportunity, you can feel the excitement through our culture."
Jillian Sheehan
at Raise.com
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Why work with us
Raise curates an open environment, where there is always something new to learn. We value innovation and hard work, and are looking for motivated individuals who are ready to make an immediate impact. At Raise, you have a rare ground-floor opportunity to show what you’ve got.
We believe the more comfortable you are, the harder you will work. Your first bonus is a Raise cap and t-shirt! Plus, with daily breakfast, snacks, and ping-pong tournaments, we like to recharge together.
Perks & Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
Competitive vacation policy
Breakfast and healthy snacks provided everyday
Pool, ping-pong, and foosball competitions
Matching 401k
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Adoption credit and paid leave for family bonding

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