Lead Payroll Analyst
Lead Payroll Analyst
Lead Payroll Analyst
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Austin, Texas, USA; Boise, Idaho, USA; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA; Denver, Colorado, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Portland, Oregon, USA; Provo, Utah, USA; Reno, Nevada, USA; Sacramento, California, USA; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; San Diego, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Seattle, Washington, USA; Vancouver, Washington, USA;
Work arrangement(s)
Fully Remote (works exclusively from home)
Your opportunity

The Lead Payroll Analyst is a senior level role that is responsible for proactive collaboration with customers and key internal business partners while assisting in leading the team. The role requires outstanding customer service skills, independent thinking in handling payroll analysis and validations in a challenging, fast–paced and high-growth environment.

This role will be accountable for all US and Canada payroll-related functions, including payroll processing, payroll tax compliance, and payroll reporting. A successful candidate will be extremely detail driven and organized, delivering timely and accurate payroll and record keeping. They need to be knowledgeable in current federal and state wage and labor laws. They should be able to determine process improvements, work with system integrations, develop and implement action plans across end-to-end methodology. The individual must be able to handle ambiguity, easily adapt to changes within the organization, be self-motivated, and possess strong leadership skills.

What you'll do
  • Ensure payrolls are processed accurately, timely and in accordance with legal requirements
  • Lead payroll operational tasks including auditing reports, computing gross to net calculations, reconciling errors, and performing root cause analysis
  • Train and educate the team on payroll processes and/or new wage and labor laws
  • Review and approve the work perform by the Payroll Analyst(s)
  • Ensure all equity transactions are captured and processed timely
  • Ensure all tax payments and compliance requirements are met
  • Ensure sufficient controls are in place and implemented for SOX Compliance
  • Create and write Standard Operating Procedures in a clear and organized manner
  • Work with HR partners and external payroll providers / vendors to ensure consistent and accurate flow of information
  • Address complex payroll related inquiries from employees and /or key stakeholders
  • Communicate effectively with various levels of management to ensure a high level of customer support and positive customer interactions are met
  • Work with Accounting in Month End, Quarter End, Year End payroll reporting
  • Work with internal and external audit to ensure the integrity of payroll reports
  • Special projects as assigned
This role requires
  • 8+ years of payroll experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and willingness to learn new things
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in a fast-growing company strongly preferred
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Bonus points if you have
  • CPP designation preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Workday HCM and Payroll experience preferred

We're looking for bold and passionate people to be a part of our mission to help every engineer do their best work, every day, using data, not opinions, at every stage of the software lifecycle. We'd love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement. What's most important to us is finding authentic and accountable people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes.
We believe in empowering all Relics to achieve professional and business success through a workforce model called Flex First. Flex First allows us to work in a variety of workplaces that best support our success, including fully office-based, fully remote, or hybrid.
Read more about Flex First.
Our hiring process

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification. Note: Our stewardship of the data of thousands of customers’ means that a criminal background check is required to join New Relic.

We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records based on individual circumstances and in accordance with applicable law including, but not limited to, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. New Relic does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with New Relic.

New Relic is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities (or disability), age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Estimated Base Pay Range: $ 110,000 - $ 137,000
The pay range above represents a reasonable estimate of the salary for the listed position. This role is eligible for a corporate bonus plan. Pay within this range varies by work location and may also depend on job-related factors such as an applicant’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

New Relic provides a variety of benefits for this role, including healthcare, dental, vision, parental leave and planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, flex time-off, 11 paid holidays, volunteer time off, and other competitive benefits designed to improve the lives of our employees.
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