Facebook pixel

Senior Payroll Specialist
Posted on 1/13/2023
Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Data Analysis
  • Prior payroll in-house processing experience of at least 3+ years in a high growth, product or tech led company - this assists you to know how to deal with ambiguity, shifting priorities and come up with innovative solutions
  • Experience processing multi-state and/or international payrolls is required
  • Strong payroll skills - you'll have experience in all forms of preparing, processing, correcting, and auditing with all aspects of payroll - as well as the ability to learn new payroll processes efficiently
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal - Other languages are always welcome!
  • Above average tech skills - particularly with Excel, where you'll need to know your way around pivot tables, charts, sheets, formulas etc - as well as being proficient in using payroll software
  • Collaborative - you'll have a passion and skill for building strong relationships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Detail focused - you'll have an eye for the details and an appreciation of data and analytics, using these two skills to drive your decisions
  • Adaptable - you will be as comfortable working with ambiguity as you are with certainly. We need someone who can be agile enough to respond to changing priorities, but be able to hold clear on the long term path ahead
  • Curiosity to learn, grow - we don't expect you to be an expert, but we'll need you to have a positive, can-do attitude - with a willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to multi-task - you must be able to handle multiple tasks - often at the same time. You'll also have the ability to start, stop, pick-up and complete tasks on a recurring basis
  • Teamwork focused - You excel in a teamwork-oriented setting. This role requires you to partner with your peers and cross-check of assigned payrolls
  • You'll complete a variety of daily, weekly, monthly, annual and ad-hoc tasks to ensure your payrolls are processed in accordance ahead of payroll deadlines
  • This role will include partnering with our multiple third-party payroll vendors and their advisors to strive for accuracy, reduce errors, and process payroll more efficiently
  • You'll partner to develop robust & detailed processes to ensure the execution of payroll in an effective, efficient, and timely manner. Cross-training will be key!
  • This role will also participate by providing a variety of deliverables, including global projects, pre-post payroll journals, internal audits, and more
  • You'll also provide input to team goals, KPIs, efficiencies, process improvements, and future optimization of our payroll team - all while providing outstanding customer service. Always
  • You'll prepare, double-check, cross-check, review and analyze payrolls according to the established deadlines
  • You'll be completely responsible to ensure the timely submission of your payroll inputs to our third party payroll provider
  • You'll ensure payrolls balance to your inputs - always
  • Managing first and second line queries from employees, other teams and external providers, ensuring that SLAs are met and issues are resolved efficiently
  • You'll be responsible for all documentation within your historical payroll files
  • Continuously drive for process improvement and lead future optimisations of the payroll area. Recommending new approaches, monitoring policy and make procedure changes towards continuous improvement within the team
  • Continue to increase Subject Matter Expertise on your allocated locations, on all payroll and legislative matters, providing support, as needed, to others
  • Develop robust & detailed processes to ensure the execution of payroll in an accurate, effective, efficient and timely manner
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with payroll and tax vendors, driving accuracy and compliance in all payroll related processes
  • Work with the Payroll team and the Senior Payroll Lead to provide additional processing/transaction support, as needed
Desired Qualifications
  • Ideally a professional payroll certification to demonstrate your expertise within the field of payroll
  • Additional education such as a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Mexican and/or Brazilian payroll experience

1,001-5,000 employees

International finance transfer service
Company Overview
Wise’s mission is to create a world with money without borders – moving it instantly, transparently, conveniently, and eventually for free. The company is committed to empowering money for people and businesses through their app and website that utilizes a complex engine of currencies and routes that is being designed and built by their teams across cities around the world.
  • PTO & annual leave
  • Work from home flexibility
  • Parental leave
  • Medical insurance plans
  • Health & wellbeing discounts
  • Pension & retirement plans
  • Social events
  • Relocation support
Company Core Values
  • This isn't just a job, we're a revolution
  • We get it done
  • Customers > team > ego
  • No drama. Good Karma.