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Payroll Specialist


GoHealth is actively seeking to add another Payroll Specialist to our team in Chicago. This person will be a critical member of the Accounting team who will ensure accurate processing and recording of company’s payroll, and assisting with daily data entry Payroll processing. This position will impact a rapidly growing organization and offer career development opportunities for the right candidate.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. GoHealth encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.


  • Perform daily payroll department operations
  • Ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Participate in reconciliation of payroll master file
  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits
  • Process correct garnishment calculations
  • Execute time and attendance processing
  • Perform compliances for unclaimed property for uncashed payroll checks
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary (W-2, W-2c, etc)
  • Develop ad-hoc financial and operational reporting as needed
  • Process manual checks and relocation metrics
  • Resolve payroll related questions and requests from employees

Skills & Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, CPP preferred but not required.
  • 2-4 years’ experience processing multi-state payroll
  • Working knowledge of payroll best practices
  • Solid knowledge of federal and state regulations
  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with Ultimate Software (UKG / Ultipro) preferred 
  • Strong work ethic and team player
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skill

Benefits and Perks:

  • Open vacation policy because work life balance is important
  • 401k program with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Work from Home Stipend
  • GoHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, GoHealth has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC