Senior Payroll Analyst

  • Oakland, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

The Sr. Payroll Analyst position, a non-exempt role, is a remote position linked to the Oakland (CA) base office, and reports to the Sr. Global Payroll Manager. You will help administer the daily payroll operations, accuracy of the payroll system data to deliver our semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls and servicing employees and ohter teams. You will be an employee resource for payroll matters and will perform other related tasks. 

You will:


  • Process the payroll for US and Global employees in a team environment supporting 4,000+ employees 
  • Responsible from start to checks creation for termination or off cycle adj checks requests
  • Manage Payroll tickets and email
  • Prepare 401k and other benefits funding request after each payroll cycle
  • Maintain US employees master file in the payroll system including state and local tax set up
  • Manage incoming US mail and email
  • Process domestic payroll (role could grow to encompass international payroll processing for 2 - 4 countries)
  • Audit payrolls bi-weekly and semi monthly cycle against payroll checklist before submitting to Sr Global Payroll manager for final release of payments
  • Support payroll Accounting Queries
  • Work with multiple teams within the organization like HR, Benefit, Equity and Business Systems
  • Participate in process improvement projects
  • Participate in payroll projects and opportunities as assigned
  • Manage the handling of garnishments upload, unemployment wage claims
  • Provide excellent customer service to our employees and partners
  • Work with internal staff 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
  • Participate in Payroll implementation


You have:


  • 5+ years of payroll experience
  • Experience with global payroll with an emphasis on EMEA and APAC a plus
  • Knowledge of wage and hourly laws
  • Proficient in MS Excel including advanced formulas functions (Vlookups, Pivot tables, IF statements)
  • Experience with writing reports
  • Working knowledge with ADP Workforce Now, and Workday 
  • Experience with federal, state, local statutory 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of payroll and other employee personal information
  • Experience working with remote and distributed teams a plus

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. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources