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Director, Payroll

New York City, New York, US



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NYC Metro Area 128,000 - 192,000 USD per year

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Full Time

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In order to support Indeed’s continued global expansion, Indeed is hiring a US & CA Payroll Director, this role will be positioned in the US. The Payroll Director will become an integral part of the wider Global Payroll Team which consists of experienced, motivated, and self-sufficient high performers. The US & CA Payroll Director will report into the Global Payroll Director and will be expected to autonomously lead the US & CA payroll team to guide Indeed through a period of large scale growth. The Director will work closely with the Senior Manager, Global Payroll Operations to ensure opportunities for process improvement are seamlessly integrated and executed as part of the Global Payroll Roadmap. The ideal candidate would have strong leadership, communication and people management skills. The candidate will have worked in a fast moving Tech sector multinational business for a number of years and be able to work at a fast pace and manage multiple competing priorities and be able to make quick well informed decisions.


  • Strategically assess the needs of the US & CA payroll team and develop an overarching US & CA Vision
  • Apply a strong project management approach in order to define, document and drive the Global Payroll Roadmap in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Payroll Operations
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to drive multi-departmental process improvement e.g. Global Mobility, Audit, GL, HR, Benefits, Tax, HR Tech
  • Develop an expanding payroll team whilst driving opportunities for career progression and areas of development in line with business requirements
  • Ensure new Equity & Compensation plans are successfully rolled out in the US & CA.
  • Ensure that all employees across US & CA are paid on time and accurately and that all taxes are appropriately paid across to local authorities.
  • Approve all monthly payrolls and ensure that a robust control environment is maintained for pay cycles.
  • Responsible for payroll compliance in accordance with internal / external audit & legislative procedures.
  • Critically review & document 3rd party payroll vendor performance / cost analysis. Drive performance improvement & command increased ROI in line with value of services delivered
  • Instill a customer service approach to payroll through the development of Employee Payroll Support Guides & Employee Communications through query automation
  • Manage escalated issues and provide assistance to employees. Managers and other business units
  • Design and implement a set of key metric reporting
  • Support Indeed on any due diligence and integration in relation to M&A payroll related activity.
  • Be a key contributing member of the Global Payroll management team

Who You Are

  • 15 years + working in a payroll environment with a significant proportion of these managing payrolls in a large scale environment
  • Prior experience with Workday Payroll is essential
  • Very Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on customer service.
  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting or a related major – Preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • The ability to collaborate with numerous cross functional teams is vital.
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask in a dynamic multinational environment.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Proven ability in managing and maintaining professional relationships both internally and externally.

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