Sr. Global Payroll Manager

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Business Operations

Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.

Job Description

Tradeshift is looking for a Sr. Global Payroll Manager.  We are headquartered in San Francisco and are looking for a payroll professional with 10+ years of experience specifically with U.S. and international payroll in Europe and Asia . This position supervises two staff in Europe and will be responsible for processing and operational oversight of global payroll.  Additional responsibilities include project management of global payroll service implementations, coordination with teams to integrate  payroll systems with other upstream and downstream systems, and leading or participating in other global initiatives. 

What you will be doing:

  • Service Delivery Architecture for our Global Operations servicing 20+ countries with Workday Payroll and Outsourced with a Workday Certified Partner

  • Review, analyze and improve the current Global payroll process, Workforce Administration, benefits (related to payroll) employee and employer tax procedures

  • Work with our People Operations team to ensure we are delivering a cohesive service delivery model for Tier 1 and handoff to Tier 2 support

  • SME for International Payroll Tax and Administration of our Global Mobility function

  • Support annual financial statement audit, 401(k) plan administration, and other statutory audits as required

  • Manage annual preparation and delivery of annual tax information forms to employees globally

  • Maintain compliance with all country-specific laws and regulations globally, including Federal, State, and local payroll tax laws

  • Continual learning of legal requirements and new legislation, analyzing their impact and then advising on needed actions. 

  • Collaborate with our HRIS Team to solution and develop streamlined functionality in Workday to support our global payroll and time tracking processes

  • Oversight of our open HRIS tickets in JIRA and coordination of testing with our operations teams

  • Collect and centralize payroll supporting information (timesheets, medical and holiday leave, salary changes, bonuses, lunch tickets, etc.) 

  • Administrator of time recording system 

  • Responsible for calculating manual checks and NSO transactions

  • Collaborate closely with local HR Managers

  • Supportive of promptly answering and responding to payroll related queries from employees

  • Track, monitor, review and validate data from and sent to payroll service providers.

  • Prepare and post payroll and related journal entries

  • Provides accurate analysis of reconciliation payroll records to third party documents

  • Conduct accounts reconciliation periodically, monthly general ledger close activities, and provide accurate financial data to support management in decision making

  • Seek opportunities for central testing, automation and process efficiencies

  • Supports the entity local payroll system transition to global payroll solution (Activepayroll)

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

  • Coordinating with outside service providers for equity compensation, accounting,and reporting.


You’re perfect for this role if you have the following experience:

  • Effective Leadership, management and coaching skills

  • Ability to foster effective relationships with internal and external business partners

  • Ability to plan activities, foresee needs and potential issues, and to solve problems efficiently and effectively. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service experience required

  • Organized, efficient, with ability to handle multiple tasks and resolve conflicts effectively

  • 5 years’ experience with oversight and implementation of service delivery operating models and supporting technology

  • 3-5-year Workday Payroll and HCM experience

  • 7-10 years payroll and or Time Tracking experience

  • Understanding of financial reporting and ability to develop and implement effective internal controls

  • Intermediate experience with Excel, Google Sheets, and other office applications

  • Experience in systems implementation and conversion Project Management

  • Process re-engineering/development experience, RPA and Robotics knowledge

  • SharePoint, JIRA and Confluence experience preferred

Additional Information

At our Headquarters in San Francisco, you’ll be surrounded by the best and brightest in the industry. Your colleagues are wicked smart and some of the kindest and nicest people around. We’re never assholes. You’ll be given the opportunity to do creative problem solving for issues that actually matter, and have a real impact on the projects you are driving.

Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

Tradeshifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you want 
  • You like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matter
  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, and guts.
  • Career and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible hours and vacation policy

  • Supplemented cell phone plan

  • Lunch provided daily from local SF eateries and snacks

  • Fully paid 6 months parental leave
  • A competitive compensation package + equity

  • 100% covered medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Life, short and long-term disability insurance

  • 401k

  • Wellness and volunteer Programs

  • Fun company events like happy hours, outings and much more!

This is a full-time role based in our downtown San Francisco office. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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