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Payroll Manager (United States)

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 Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Zapier has helped over 1.8 million individuals and businesses with their automation needs. We're looking for a Global Payroll & Equity Manager to manage and scale our payroll at Zapier.  Are you excited to join a growing finance team, build our international payroll program, and help launch Zapier’s equity program?! If so, then read on... 

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About You

  • 5 to 7 years of proven experience managing payroll for a company of 400+ employees.
  • You have at least 3 years of calculating taxes and accounting for stock compensation within payroll systems.
  • You are well-versed in the administration of multiple forms of equity such as stock options, RSUs, and RSAs. 
  • You have an excellent understanding of multi-state and global payroll.
  • You stay up to date on all current payroll regulations and laws.
  • You’ve previously implemented full-scale payroll systems.
  • You have experience managing and scaling a payroll team.
  • You’re familiar with a number of HR/payroll systems and advocate best practices.
  • You’re analytical, methodical, and work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • You’re highly organized, understand priorities, and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • You are detailed-oriented and care about the nitty gritty.
  • You’re a collaborator and can work closely with the people and finance teams.
  • You're eager to take on any project that comes your way no matter how big or how small.
  • You have excellent written communication skills.
  • You believe in amazing customer service.

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Serve as the main point of contract between the equity administration system and Zapiens including educating members, ensuring all necessary documentation is complete, and maintaining an accurate cap table.
  • Manage, coach, and help grow our Payroll Team.
  • Own the global payroll process and ensure that all payrolls and payroll changes are processed accurately and timely.
  • Assist with month-end accounting close and related procedures.
  • Collaborate closely with People Operations and Finance as we continue our global payroll expansion.
  • Identify and lead development of scalable and efficient payroll process improvements
  • Serve as subject matter expert on payroll issues.
  • Provide world-class customer service and handle confidential concerns quickly and accurately.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local payroll and tax requirements for both US and international entities.
  • Experiment: this is an agile company so everything can change.

About Zapier

Zapier helps people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love. 

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.


The Whole Package

Location: United States 

Our distributed environment lets us work with the best people. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.



  • Competitive salary
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit-sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Your own equipment. We'll set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year.
  • Travel of 5% - 10% for company retreats which rotate to various cities throughout North America. We will resume retreats when it’s safe to travel again. Retreats typically take place twice a year as a company, once a year as a team. All expenses paid (flights, meals, transportation, etc.).
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies


*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to UK, Canada, and US-based employees.


How to Apply 

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please make sure to answer each question.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.


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