Global Payroll Specialist San Francisco

Help scale our finance infrastructure globally!

Stripe is building a world class finance team. Our finance team is responsible for shaping our understanding of how Stripe is performing as a business, as well as what our best opportunities are for continued growth. We are looking for a Global Payroll Specialist to join our fast growing team and help us scale our payroll function globally. You should have a strong payroll background, outstanding people skills, great eye for detail, and a tireless commitment to process improvement. If this sounds like you - we’d love to hear from you!

You will:

  • Oversee the work of third-party payroll providers in EMEA, APAC, LATAM, and NA, ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of Payroll services globally.
  • Communicate all payroll changes to Stripe’s third-party payroll providers and review/approve the payroll runs on a bi-weekly and monthly cadence.
  • Partner with the People Ops team on enhancing Workday integrations and using Workday to scale payroll globally.
  • Oversee, review, and approve offcycle payrolls for equity transactions and terminations.
  • Respond to employee payroll inquiries in a timely manner, providing outstanding customer service.
  • Help set up payroll in new countries.
  • Assist, as needed, in US payroll processing and report preparation.
  • Ensure accurate reporting and tax withholding on employee wages, benefits in kind, stock option exercises, and relocation expenses.
  • Support internal and external audits.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years experience scaling and managing payroll in multiple international locations and the US.
  • Strong working knowledge of international payroll and HRIS systems, especially Workday.
  • Experience processing multi-state US payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and international tax regulations pertaining to payroll and equity.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining compliance with a Global Mobility policy.
  • A clear, approachable, and friendly communication style and customer service focus.
  • A mind for detail—you can tell when something’s off, and you won’t rest until it’s fixed.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent accuracy, especially under tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of proper tax treatment of benefits in different countries (benefits in kind, pensions, maternity leave).
  • Strong Excel skills (incl. Pivot tables and VLOOKUP).
  • Accounting knowledge–understanding of payroll journal entries, monthly close, recons, and general accounting principles.
  • Sound judgment–you’re able to deal with complex issues and coordinate with internal and external partners as appropriate.
  • Experience creating and maintaining internal controls.
  • Experience supporting financial statement audits.

To apply, please include:

  • A resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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