Senior Payroll Specialist at Quantium

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Since 2002, Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organizations and society. Whether it be building forecasting engines that are driving down food wastage or creating tools to support campaigns that combat human trafficking, Quantium believes in better goods, services, experiences, and championing the benefits of data science and AI for a brighter future.  


The opportunity


Quantium is uniquely positioned to continue to grow and invest in building our team, driven by our goals to look after the health and safety of our people and to deliver exceptional solutions and services for our client’s growing needs. Our team in Chicago is small but growing quickly and we are seeking our first standalone Senior Payroll Specialist to manage and execute on all things related to payroll for our Americas team. If you would like to accelerate your career and join a growing company with a great culture, we would love to hear from you.




What will I be doing as a Senior Payroll Specialist at Quantium?


You will be running the all elements of the day-to-day payroll process for our Americas team (currently 50 employees), be the go-to payroll expert for all of our internal and external stakeholders in the US, and take ownership of building a streamlined and successful payroll function from the ground up.  


This is a unique opportunity with the best of both worlds – the responsibility and stretch opportunity of being the standalone payroll expert in a growing team in the US, whilst continuing to develop and be supported by the expertise of our global payroll lead and HR team based in Sydney (we have over 800 employees globally).


Why should I be excited about this opportunity?


With our Americas team being established a little over three years ago, this is a unique opportunity to join an exciting, high growth environment, whilst knowing that you have global capability to back you. Quantium’s 17 years of experience in the industry has demonstrated our ongoing success and growth through a multiplicity of environments.


Being part of a small and growing team comes with opportunities to diversify your skill set and add huge value to the success of Quantium. Whether it be in HR, Finance or perhaps helping to organize our next team social event, we are seeking team players who are willing to contribute to other areas of our company in their own unique way.


What is the team culture like?


We are a team of diverse and fun professionals working in an environment where colleagues quickly become friends. We are passionate, work hard and are always looking for new ways to learn and grow. In the office, there’s always someone around to grab a bite for lunch or to raid the snacks cupboard with. Quantium’s culture of collaboration also means that regardless of what team, level or position you’re in, your ideas will always be heard and there will be someone to help when needed.


How has COVID-19 affected the team’s working arrangements?


Currently, our team is working from home and continuing to connect with each other virtually. All interviewing and on-boarding will be done under this arrangement until it is safe to return to our offices. Currently adjusting to our new “normal” aka working remotely, we have continued to work productively and are staying connected as a team with virtual boot camps, lunches, happy hour and movie viewing parties.

What is Quantium looking for in the ideal candidate?


Firstly, you can be anybody, from any walk of life. Before we get to your skills we want you to know that we actively try to foster an environment where all our employees feel safe, welcomed and celebrated. We look for the same in all people we hire.


  • 4 years+ relevant payroll experience
  • Experience with payroll systems and dealing with third party providers
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of payroll related regulations including tax and 401(k)
  • Demonstrable competence in documentation and records management
  • Tertiary qualified in relevant area (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with senior stakeholders
  • Experienced Excel user
  • A pragmatist and a true innovator who doesn’t shy away from ambiguity


What else can I look forward to?


  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, eligible from day one
  • Flexible spending account
  • Commuter tax benefit
  • Retirement 401(k) plan with 6% employer contribution  
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Annual company overnight trip and plenty of other team events
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