Rachel Brinkers is the associate director of payroll on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team. She leads payroll and its related processes and functions across all of the nonprofits organizations that Arabella manages, including managing all associated systems, technology, and resources; leading system improvement initiatives; and providing expert guidance on payroll-related matters. In addition, she manages multi-stakeholder initiatives to ensure the payroll function is consistently delivered to clients in a manner that is timely, efficient, accurate, and compliant in every state.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Rachel spent over four years in client services at Celergo Global Payroll. There, she consulted diverse clients, including nonprofits, to simplify their global payroll experience and ensure employees were paid accurately and in compliance with local standards. She was the team lead for enterprise accounts, improving service delivery processes, facilitating new payroll implementations, and managing HRIS and payroll software integration projects. Rachel was also a supervisor of client services for one and a half years and coached team members to successfully manage their client workloads, collaborated cross-functionally to make strategic resourcing decisions, and executed the department’s onboarding program.
Rachel is fluent in Spanish and previously spent nearly two years working and volunteering in Lima, Peru. She has a BS in business administration from the University of Evansville and an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Loyola University Chicago.