Senior Payroll Analyst

  • Full-time

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 Payroll Analyst position, a non exempt position, can sit in Oakland, CA, one of our other office locations, or be full-time remote (NOTE: Employees must be in the Pacific or Mountain Time Zone) and reports to the Sr Global Payroll Manager. The role is responsible for supporting the administration of the day to day payroll operations, accuracy of the payroll system data to deliver the company's semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls. This position will be a key employee resource for payroll matters and will perform other related duties as required.

You will:

  • Process several US payroll entities in a team environment supporting 4,000 employees
  • Prepare termination and or off cycle checks
  • Manage Payroll tickets and email in a timely manner
  • Prepare 401k and other benefits funding request after each payroll cycle close
  • Review weekly employees Payroll master file including state and local tax set up
  • Manage incoming US mail including responding or assigning to proper individual or team 
  • Audit payrolls bi-weekly and semi-monthly cycle against payroll checklist before submitting to Sr Global Payroll manager for final release of payments
  • Update the payroll control and payroll log with accurate and timely data
  • Collaborate with multiple business teams within the organization like HR, Benefit, Equity and Business Systems
  • Participate in process improvement projects
  • Participate in payroll projects and opportunities as assigned
  • Process garnishments, unemployment wage claims as needed
  • Provide excellent customer service to our employees and business partners
  • Work closely 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 suport is completed in a timely manner


You Have:

  • 5+ years experience with US payroll processing in a medium size environment (1,500+ employee base)
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a fast pace environment
  • Proficient in MS Excel including advanced formulas functions (Vlookups, Pivot tables, IF statements)
  • Knowledgeable of wage and hourly laws
  • Strong analytical-report writer experience
  • Working knowledge with UKG Ultipro and Workday
  • Experience with federal, multi states and local statutory
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality to payroll and other employee personal information
  • Excellent problem solving skills, analytical mindset with good judgement and high level of attention to details and accuracy
  • Independent and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent organization skills; ability to handle multiple priorities within deadlines is required
  • 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
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