Senior Global Payroll Partner

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The Sr Global Payroll Partner position can sit in Oakland, CA, one of our other office locations, or be full-time remote and reports to the Sr Global Payroll Manager. You will oversee global payroll administration, including processing payroll for several countries, provide best practice solution recommendations, support various project management coordination, and lead Global Mobility Stock processing. You will be the liaison between the other Payroll Analysts and the Global Payroll Vendors to process our semi-monthly and monthly payrolls. You will be an essential employee resource for global payroll matters and will perform other payroll related responsibilities inclusive of US payroll needs.

You will:

  • Oversee Global payroll analytics servicing all Global Payroll reporting requests from multiple departments or external including develop ad-hoc reports in Payzaar 

  • Run the payroll for multiple countries from start to finish

  • Oversee System Integrations between HR and Global Payroll Systems including resolving missing information

  • Process Global Mobility stock files for Global Payroll stock runs,  manage the global ESPP election files updates including withdrawals and for the twice a year create and validate theGlobal ESPP contributions files

  • Oversee handling Global Tax notices with our Global Payroll vendor support 

  • Coordinate the set up of new countries payroll including validations of set up

  • Be responsible with coordinating Amended Tax returns with the local provider

  • Track and balance Payroll invoices linked to Payroll cash disbursement

  • Manage the balancing of multiple Global annual filing (T-4, PD11, PD60 and more) for Global Lead approval

  • Support the Payroll Analyst team with their assigned Global payroll processing when needed including being the contact for initial questions

  • Partner with other Senior Analyst and Sr Global Payroll Manager on the implementation of new technology to improve Payroll Processing US and Global

  • Test new set up, system enhancements, system updates and integrations affecting Global Payroll

  • Provide work around solutions if the automated solution is not working correctly until a fix is deployed.

  • Review Global Square policies and work rules updates to confirm our payroll tool is working in compliance.

  • Work with multiple teams (i.e. HR, HRops, Accounting, Equity and Business Systems)

  • Identify and participate in process improvement projects, including different implementation and upgrades

  • Develop, review, maintain Payroll Standard Operating Procedure and job-aids.

  • Work with the Payroll Analysts to provide excellent customer service to our employees and partners

  • Work with internal team and vendors to ensure HR, Benefits and Payroll changes are processed, accurate funding occurs for all accounts, tax remittance, general ledger balancing, month-end close support is completed

  • Assist Sr Global Payroll Manager with Global annual audits 

  • Support the payroll accounting team with Global Month end reconciliation research

  • Support the Global Payroll Lead with Project management activity

  • Participate in different payroll projects and other opportunities as assigned, about 25% of the time


You have:

  • Willingness to support early or late conference call meeting global time zone

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in Global Payroll including understanding Global Payroll tax administration

  • Understanding of basic Payroll accounting procedures

  • Experienced in projects management

  • Experience in system implementation, experience with ongoing technical support with Payroll system and multiple integrations. 

  • Proficient in MS Excel including advanced formulas functions (Vlookups, Pivot tables, IF statements)

  • 5+ years of payroll experience and knowledgeable of Global wage and hourly laws

  • Experience writing reports

  • Working knowledge with Ultimate (Ultipro) and Workday HRIS a plus

  • Understand SOX controls

  • Experience keeping payroll and other employee personal information confidential

  • Independent work style

  • Experience working within deadlines

  • CPP certification preferred

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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