Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis cultivator, processor and dispensary operator, is dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis nationwide while giving back to the communities in which it serves. As a vertically integrated company, GTI manufactures and sells a well-rounded suite of branded cannabis products including flower, concentrates, edibles, and topicals. The company also owns and operates a rapidly growing national chain of retail cannabis stores called RISE™ dispensaries. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has eight manufacturing facilities and licenses for 60 retail locations across eight highly regulated U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs over 500 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. More information is available at GTIgrows.com.
This role will be responsible for managing and processing payroll and benefits for our multi-state population of 500+ employees today with continued plans to grow like weeds…pun intended!
Our ideal candidate is a subject matter expert in both Payroll and Benefits with an incredible keen eye for detail and accuracy. You have the experience and the tenacity to quickly learn GTI’s organization and challenges of the cannabis industry, as well as, foresee any obstacles. You are ready to take on a challenge that entails learning new systems, establishing a SOP, platform integrations, all the while, executing day-to-day tasks with a high level of accuracy.
Responsibilities – Payroll Administration
Coordinate workflow to ensure payroll is processed in a timely and accurate manner
Administer six (soon to be eight) bi-weekly payroll runs for over 500 employees which include hourly, non-exempt, salaried, exempt
Process all employee changes as it relates to compensation changes/adjustments, changes in employment status, deductions
Audit time and attendance
Process garnishments, child support orders, quarterly tax verifications, worker compensation reports, and employment verification requests
Perform year-end responsibilities as it relates to W-2 verification
Support payroll auditing and reporting
Resolve all payroll discrepancies, process adjustments, manual checks and answer employee and management inquiries, as needed
Support the Accounting team with reconciliations as it relates to PTO and benefit deductions and programs such as medical, dental, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, etc.
Responsibilities – Benefits Administration
Support benefits enrollment and administration processes
Assist with eligibility data, enrollment, deductions and process contributions for company health benefits, 401k, Flex and any other related plans including COBRA payments
Audit benefit records to ensure accuracy and consistency of data across various benefit systems both internally and externally with vendors
Assist with monthly review of Benefit Plan billing statements to ensure all additions, changes, and terminations are updated with our Benefit vendors on a regular basis
Assist employees with benefit related questions or issues
Plan and administer Annual Open Enrollment including communication, enrollment tracking, forms, changes, and updating vendor websites with new information
Distribute compliance information/mailings to employees as needed
Evaluate and make strategic recommendations for ongoing enhancements or changes to our comprehensive benefit offerings
Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of payroll/human resource experience
Must have experience processing non-exempt, hourly employees
Proven experience and success in a fast-paced, high-growth organization
Advanced computer skills to include data entry in Excel
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational and time-management skills
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. In fact, please include “I am the Cannabest Payroll & Benefits Specialist” in your cover letter.
Excellent and professional verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interact and communicate with all levels within the organization
Demonstrated understanding of multi-state wage and labor laws
Experience using the following products, a plus: Kronos, Wurk, Gusto
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential material
Must pass any and all required background checks
Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
We can’t wait to meet you!
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