Senior Technical Payroll Analyst

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • 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 Senior Technical Payroll Analyst position can sit in Oakland, CA, one of our other office locations, or be full-time remote and reports to the Payroll System &Tax Manager. You will support multiple payroll configurations, for administration of the US Payroll operations, accuracy of the payroll system data to deliver the company's semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls and supporting analytics. You will also be an important employee resource for payroll system upgrades and will perform other related tasks.

You Will:

  • Support Payroll and time and attendance system validation upon implementing any changes 
  • Test new earnings and deductions set up
  • Configure new locations and taxation within applications
  • Monitor integration errors and any resolutions handling
  • Provide payroll analytics servicing all Payroll reporting requests from multiple departments or external
  • Load and balance multiple payroll file integrations such as Benefits files, 401k and loan files, Commissions files, ESPP elections meeting each payroll cycle
  • Be the back up in processing daily stock files
  • Support the Payroll team with state and Local Tax setup including reciprocity validations
  • 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 system set up, system enhancements, system updates and integrations
  • Work with multiple teams (i.e. HR, HRops, accounting, Equity and Business Systems)
  • Identify and participate in process improvement projects, including different implementations and upgrades
  • Document and maintain Payroll Standard Operating Procedure Work closely with the Payroll Analysts to provide excellent customer service to our employees and partners
  • Work with our teams 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
  • Manage service request with payroll provider
  • Assist Sr Global Payroll Manager with annual audits (I.e. 401k , Worker's Comp, SOX audit)
  • You will support the payroll accounting team with Month end reconciliation research
  • Participate in payroll projects and other opportunities as assigned


You Have:

  • Minimum 4+ years' experience in US payroll system administration
  • Experience with Payroll integrations 
  • Proficient in MS Excel including advanced formulas functions (Vlookups, Pivot tables, IF statements)
  • 4+ years of payroll experience and knowledgeable of wage and hourly laws including state and local taxes
  • Experience writing reports
  • Working knowledge with Ultimate (Ultipro) and Workday HRIS
  • Knowledge of SOX controls
  • 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. 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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources