Head of Global Payroll



5,001-10,000 employees

Online identity verification solutions

$206,000 - $310,000

Equity, Bonus

Senior, Expert

San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance / Accounting, or a related discipline
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
  • 15+ overall years of work experience including at least 7+ years experience with multi-state and international payroll and taxes including global mobility taxes
  • 6+ years of managing a global payroll team consisting of 5 or more employees
  • Experience with payrolls larger than 7,000 employees
  • Strong leadership and team management skills with a proven track record of building high-performing teams
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and senior management
  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll software and systems, as well as the ability to evaluate, implement, or upgrade payroll technology as needed. Advanced level experience of Workday required
  • Extensive experience in establishing and standardizing policies, processes, procedures and controls to maximize automation, scalability, and cost-effectiveness
  • Highly proficient in interpreting local and international payroll rules and regulations
  • Deep understanding of equity reporting processes as it relates to payroll and payroll taxes globally
  • Experience implementing payroll in new countries and for acquired companies
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, showcasing demonstrated commercial judgment and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Knowledge of data privacy regulations and the ability to maintain strict data protection protocols to safeguard sensitive employee information
  • Highly analytical with working knowledge of general payroll protocols and accounting principles
  • Develop and execute the payroll function's vision, strategy, and mission, aligned with the company's strategic objectives
  • Lead and mentor a global team of payroll professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture while championing a continuous improvement mindset
  • Oversee payroll operations with 24+ countries, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Identify and mitigate potential payroll-related risks and implement controls to prevent errors, fraud, or compliance violations
  • Build and nurture strong relationships with payroll service providers
  • Evaluate, select, implement, and maintain payroll software and systems to streamline processes and improve efficiency
  • Establish and standardize global payroll policies, processes, and procedures while accommodating regional variations and legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant payroll regulations, including considering Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other legal requirements applicable to the payroll function in each country of operation
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of payroll data, adhering to data privacy regulations and safeguarding sensitive employee information
  • Collaborate with the Finance, People and Legal teams to support the company's global expansion efforts by providing payroll expertise and coordinating payroll setup in new regions
  • Provide regular payroll-related reports, operational and financial metrics, and insights to senior management, supporting decision-making and strategic planning
  • Manage payroll audit inquiries requests from both internal and external audit parties. Work with tax agencies and payroll service providers to resolve external tax issues and audits

Okta stands out as a leading independent identity provider, offering a robust Identity Cloud that enables secure and efficient connection between people and technologies, a feature trusted by over 10,000 organizations including prominent names like JetBlue, Nordstrom, and Slack. The company's competitive edge lies in its extensive pre-built integrations, numbering over 7,000, with applications and infrastructure providers, simplifying and securing access for people and organizations globally. Okta's culture of fostering confidence and potential in its workforce and customers, coupled with its industry leadership and technical prowess, makes it an attractive workplace.

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Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


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