United States, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-16

Category: energy

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Payroll Accountant

About the company:

We’re a climate-change-fighting tech company on a mission to reimagine the closed, complex way of powering our homes and businesses.

Our technology is lighting a cleaner path forward for everyone, from everyday consumers and small businesses to the innovators building the next generation of energy products.

Who we are 

Arcadia is the technology company empowering energy innovators and consumers to fight the climate crisis. Our software and APIs are revolutionizing an industry held back by outdated systems and institutions by creating unprecedented access to the data and clean energy needed to make a decarbonized energy grid possible.

In 2014, Arcadia set out on its mission to break the fossil fuel monopoly and since then we have been knocking down the institutional barriers to unlock decarbonization. To date, we have connected hundreds of thousands of consumers and small businesses with high-quality clean energy options. Fast forward to today, and now, we’re thinking even bigger. We have launched Arc, an industry-defining SaaS platform that empowers developers and energy innovators to deliver their own custom, personalized energy experiences, accelerating the transformation of the industry from an analog energy system into a digitized information network.

Tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges requires out-of-the-box thinking & diverse perspectives. We’re building a team of individuals from different backgrounds, industries, & educational experiences. If you share our passion for ushering in the era of the clean electron, we look forward to learning what you would uniquely bring to Arcadia!

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking a Payroll Accountant to join our growing, fast-paced accounting department. We are looking for that unique individual who can handle processing payrolls for multiple entities as well as handle the accounting and reconciliations of those payrolls to our general ledger. In addition to responsibilities for all of payroll, this role will also be responsible for equity administration, all compensation-related accounting items, and other G/L accounting areas.

Reporting directly to the Director of Accounting/Assistant Controller. There are no direct reports for this position.

Arcadia is headquartered in Washington, DC, and open to fully remote candidates.


What you'll do:

  • Handle employee communications including timely resolution of payroll inquiries and/or payroll errors.
  • Implement, maintain, and review payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions.
  • Proficiency in the calculation of salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, compensation, and other employee record changes.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state/provincial, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws as well as advising on standard methodologies.
  • Assist the company's audits by providing records and documentation as needed.
  • Partnership with the Human Resources team to ensure compliance with the Company's total rewards philosophy.
  • Partnership with the Accounting team to ensure compliance with Company’s accounting and internal controls policies.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement updates to payroll processing systems and departmental procedures.
  • Record the impacts of payroll transactions in the Company’s general ledger.
  • Record monthly payroll accruals to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • Manage equity administration for the Company’s issuance of equity awards to employees as well as the accounting for equity awards in accordance with ASC 718.
  • Prepare/review per pay period, quarterly, and annual payroll reports.
  • Other ad-hoc responsibilities as assigned.

What will help you succeed:


  • You'll have extensive experience in a payroll specialist role or similar
  • Payroll certification (CPP/FPC)
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, payment, reconciliation, internal controls, payroll taxes, and audits.
  • Must be proficient with payroll software (experience with Rippling and Paycor would be ideal) and MS Excel
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a high-growth, fast-paced, and dynamic tech environment
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills across all levels of the business and global locations
  • Should be a self-starter able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with individuals from across the Finance Organization, external advisors, and consultants
  • Must possess excellent project management and partnering skills and successfully lead teams


  • Market-based compensation (salary + equity)
  • Healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k), and commuter benefits
  • Paid Time Off (holidays, vacation, professional development, volunteer, parental leave)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • All-company lunches
  • Free clean energy
  • A chance to decarbonize and disrupt the energy sector

Eliminating carbon footprints, eliminating carbon copies.

Here at Arcadia, we cultivate diversity, celebrate individuality, and believe unique perspectives are key to our collective success in creating a clean energy future. Arcadia is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. While we are currently unable to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States.