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San Francisco, CA (HQ)    Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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GitHub is seeking a Director, Global Payroll to join our accounting team. This role will lead a payroll team of 3 providing day-to-day support for US & International payroll. The role includes performing all activities necessary to support global payroll & provide insight for 3rd party vendors to ensure payroll accuracy & compliance in multiple countries while documenting & updating procedures & streamlining our systems & processes.   Your attention to detail, strong organizational skills, & time management will allow you to stay focused on the business objectives.

A successful candidate will be eager to jump in & get things done but doesnt get flustered in a fast-paced & often changing environment.


  • Own & oversee global payroll, including EMEA & APAC
  • Lead the team in setting up payroll in new locations as the footprint expands to LATM
  • Work with our local service providers around the globe to coordinate international payroll calculations, compliance, & taxes accurately & timely
  • Oversee & process all expatriate payroll operations, including taxes & reporting benefits
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate & country-specific policies & procedures
  • Ensure the team is up to date on applicable payroll & tax compliance pronouncements
  • Drive improvements & efficiencies by partnering closely with HR, Stock, Legal & Tax teams to establish best practices for international payroll
  • Maximize the effectiveness of technologies & supporting processes to drive continuous improvement & change initiatives
  • Lead the international payroll transformation efforts, including automation & building for scale knowledge of business practices across multiple international regions
  • Review & approve journal entries & reconciliations in SAP

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of end-to-end payroll processing in a high growth environment
  • Experience being an effective leader with management & coaching skills
  • Expertise in international payroll processing including payroll compliance
  • Experience with international equity awards & ESPP
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-driven & works well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Flexible, able to perform & deliver excellent results under high pressure
  • Organized, efficient with the ability to handle multiple tasks & resolve issues effectively
  • Own results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPP designation preferred, not required
  • Experience with Workday preferred, not required

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, & to create the worlds most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals & in teamsto create the future of software & make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, & create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused & creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds & lifestyles. We embrace diversity & invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.


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