Credit Union:

Kitsap Credit Union


Bremerton, WA



Job Description:


Kitsap Credit Union is hiring for a hybrid full-time salaried Payroll & Benefits Specialist to work out of our Harborside location in beautiful Kitsap County. The Payroll & Benefits Specialist is responsible for overseeing and supervising payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations. This position is responsible for providing employee benefits services regarding retirement, health insurance, life insurance, AD&D, LTD, Worker’s Compensation, wellness programs, COBRA, FSA’s, and HSA accounts.


Quick Facts

Seniority level: Individual Contribution

Reports to:  Director, Human Resources

Employment Type: Hybrid Full-Time Position

Working hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

Grade: 8/9

Industry: Banking

Job Functions: Auditing, Finance, Payroll, General Business  


Typical Job Duties

  • Prepare, audit, review, and accurately process payroll on a biweekly basis within processing deadlines.
  • Investigate, research, and resolve customer inquiries on payroll and benefits.
  • Update and maintain the HRIS, ensuring all payroll information and records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Run and review payroll reports, logs and reconciliations.
  • Assist with worker’s compensation and COBRA administration.
  • Responsible for payroll processing and reconciliations.
  • Prepare and file necessary bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.
  • Administers benefit programs such as, health, life, dental, and others.
  • Reconcile and approve benefits accounts and benefit premium statements from insurance companies.
  • Conduct audits of records and resolve discrepancies.
  • Serves as point of contact for: employees injured while performing work; unemployment claims; verification of employment; and payroll and benefits administration activities.
  • Prepares and distributes total compensation statements.
  • Ensures up-to-date payroll and benefits related documents are maintained and accessible to employees as required.


This role may be right for you if you enjoy growing others and building a positive workplace.  You pride yourself on your keen eye for detail on complex tasks. Your previous employers praise your ability to accurately prepare reports ahead of deadlines, and your previous co-workers talk about your ability to create a lasting impact through improving and streamlining efficiencies. Your friends consider you approachable and tactful, and your family is proud of your passion to help the community and those around you.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Accounting or like discipline, or equivalent experience, required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a payroll and benefit specialist.
  • Minimum 3 years’ technical knowledge and experience with relevant local, state, and federal payroll tax laws.
  • Experience with payroll HRIS systems required, Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) preferred.


Preferred Qualifications

  •  Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification, preferred.


Kitsap Credit Union requires new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. The CDC defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Kitsap Credit Union will require proof of vaccination and consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause Kitsap Credit Union undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.


******Employment is contingent upon satisfactory credit, background, and reference checks.  Kitsap Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to sex, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.******