Global Payroll Wrangler

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We’re looking for an extraordinary Payroll Wrangler who can work in one of the most unique and interesting operations groups in the world. You will work alongside Automattic’s Accounting and HR teams to navigate the wide range of issues involved in building Automattic’s global business.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You’re great at preparing and processing semi-monthly and monthly payrolls for 1,000+ employees in accordance with all payroll schedules globally (predominantly the US, but also Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, and Australia).
  • You’re excited about setting up payroll in new international locations.
  • You’re an experienced leader capable of managing and building a payroll team.
  • You can manage month-end and quarter-end activities as it relates to payroll and compensation.
  • You can lead the timely issuance and completion of the necessary year-end tax requirements and reports for all countries.
  • You can handle all employee record updates ensuring changes are entered correctly and on time.
  • You’re well versed in relevant laws and regulations.
  • You have experience working with an HRIS including employee data changes, creating reports, and setting up configuration tables.
  • You work well with related teams (HR, Legal, Accounting) to ensure proper flow of employee data and classification.
  • You have strong payroll-related data analysis and reporting skills.
  • You can serve as subject matter expert on payroll issues.
  • You feel comfortable taking lead roles in special projects.
  • You love developing and updating policies and procedures.
  • You have experience with SOX control documentation and execution.
  • You are well versed in the processing income derived from equity instruments (ISO, NQO, RSU, etc.).
  • You see processes and immediately look for ways to streamline them for ease and efficiency.

How to Apply

Does this sound interesting? If yes, please send a short email to jobs @ this domain telling us about yourself and attach a résumé as a PDF. Let us know what you can contribute to the team. Include the title of the position you’re applying for and your name in the subject.

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  • In your experience, what country has been the most challenging to implement payroll process in and maintain? Why?

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