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Nordstrom Payroll Analyst in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

The ideal Payroll Analyst is enthusiastic about analyzing payroll processes, identifying opportunities, and shaping recommendations for optimization. The ideal candidate will ensure that payroll processes are implemented effectively and consistently with our teams. This position is also responsible for assisting with the coordination of all off cycle, quarter and year end payroll processing, as well as all multi-state payroll entries and reconciliations.

A day in the life…

  • Assess, refine and implement enhancement payroll processes and tools

  • Participate in conversations with relevant stakeholders to drive payroll projects and issue resolutions

  • Drive process adoption, track KPIs, and provide recommendations based on analysis

  • Offer strategic guidance to business teams on how to best leverage our tools

  • Lead per pay period, quarterly, and annual payroll reporting accurately on on-time

  • Works with vendors and HCM partners to assure employee level data rolls-up accurately for filings, financial transactions, and general ledger accounting

  • Provides training and guidance on topics to the Payroll team regarding in-depth relevant topics

  • Ability to identify complex situations and demonstrate curiosity to investigate

You own this if you have…

  • Associates degree in business admin or accounting strongly preferred. CPP certification preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Payroll/HRIS systems (Workday preferred)

  • 2-5 years of analyst experience including 2 years or more of multi-state payroll or equivalent in the areas of customer service, payroll, human resources, benefits administration, financial institutions, application support, or other relevant work experiences.

  • Working knowledge of payroll processing, tax principles, wage and hour law, and human resources systems required.

  • Excellent customer service skills, organization, time-management, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity with project management principles and methodologies

  • Proficiency with database queries and data analysis

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Health

  • Retirement

  • Time Off

  • Merchandise Discount

  • Lifework / EAP resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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We’re a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day – from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We’ve been on the Fortune™ 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day.


We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.


We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.


We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.


We’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.


We treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

Come on! Join us!