Payroll Specialist at Green Thumb

| Chicago
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About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, promotes well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Beboe, Dogwalkers, Dr. Solomon’s, incredibles, Rythm and The Feel Collection. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 96 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, Green Thumb employs over 1,700 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. The company was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business and MG Retailer magazine in 2018 and 2019. More information is available at
The Role:
Reporting to our Director, Payroll & Total Rewards, this role has a strong payroll and operations background and interest in working in an emerging, high-growth, public company. Our company has a great and diverse team of employees across our manufacturing, retail, and corporate groups who have joined us through organic growth and acquisition. This role will join our payroll team responsible for our 2000+ and growing workforce. We are seeking a subject matter expert in payroll and related compliance, systems, and integrations with a skill for improving processes while executing with accuracy. If you welcome solving problems, have strong business judgment and relationship skills, and are hands-on and helpful, we look forward to talking with you about our opportunity to join our team. This position is based at the Green Thumb headquarters in Chicago.


  • Partner with team members to process payroll accurately and in compliance of all current regulatory requirements
  • Process employee changes for compensation changes/adjustments, employment status, deductions
  • Setup state and local taxing authorities, respond to tax notices
  • Process audits (e.g., 401(k), workers comp, SOX)
  • Process garnishments, child support orders, quarterly tax verifications, worker compensation reports, employment verifications, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics requests
  • Perform year-end responsibilities as it relates to W-2 verification
  • Resolve all payroll discrepancies, process adjustments, manual checks and answer employee and management inquiries, as needed
  • Support the accounting team with reconciliations (e.g., bonuses, benefits, cost allocation, reporting)
  • Communicates well within the People team and other functions to ensure accurate communication and data flow
  • Make recommendations to improve processes and systems. Coordinates and leads efforts for a variety of HR projects as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 4+ years of payroll experience in salaried and nonexempt populations
  • Deep and current understanding of state wage and labor laws and compliance requirements
  • Record of progression and performance over time in an organization with high standards for performance
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to extract data, prepare reports and communicate insights and results in a clear and simple way
  • High initiative, with a client-service and practical approach
  • Personal commitment to the highest standards of work product and integrity
  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products - intermediate/advanced excel
  • Broader technology and data reporting experience a plus
  • Highly proficient in HRIS systems with an ability to learn new online platforms quickly

Additional Requirements

  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

At Green Thumb, we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. Green Thumb is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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Green Thumb is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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