Director – Payroll



1,001-5,000 employees

Personal loans, cards and rewards checking

Data & Analytics
Financial Services


Phoenix, AZ, USA

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.
  • Expertise in managing payroll operations and stock administration in multiple countries, including a solid understanding of international payroll regulations and compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated success in leading the payroll and equity administration functions through rapid growth and global expansion and executing strategies
  • Demonstrated success in working cross-functionally to execute strategic initiatives
  • Strong leadership and team management skills with a proven track record of building high-performing teams
  • Demonstrated success managing 401k payroll administration and annual audits and compliance reviews
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Oversee North America payroll operations and stock administration, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Build and scale exceptional payroll and stock administration functions to support Upgrade’s growth
  • Drive improvements and cross-functional synergies by partnering with Finance, Operations, Legal, People Operations and other organizations
  • Build and nurture strong partnerships with payroll service providers
  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the payroll department as well as provide coaching and guidance to the team
  • Implement effective controls, establish international payroll and stock administration policies, and ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and other legal requirements applicable in each country, state, and province of operation
  • Effectively educate and support employees on payroll and stock-related matters, processes and requirements

Upgrade's goal is to offer their users more value and a better experience than they receive from their traditional bank.

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth