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Appian // business process management
McLean, Virginia    Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Financial accounting position responsible for administration & management of full cycle payroll for a 1,000+ employee, multinational organization.


  • Manage the process of monthly multinational payrolls & semi monthly US payrolls
  • Provide payroll processing backup support globally
  • Develop, mentor & supervise day to day work of payroll staff
  • Manage multi-state & local jurisdiction tax & payroll requirements
  • Maintain international regulatory & reporting compliance
  • Administer equity compensation including incentive stock options, restricted stock units & non-qualified stock options
  • Manage employee leave accrual balances in system of record
  • Review & audit of payroll to ensure accuracy of data
  • Manage & oversee third party payroll vendors
  • Identify & implement enhancements & controls around processes in HRIS & payroll systems
  • Identify & address cross border & expat taxation implications
  • Assist with quarterly & year end processes & reconciliations
  • Monitor payroll internal controls in accordance with SOX compliance procedures
  • Ensure timely & accurate general ledger accounting & reconciliation of all payroll related activities
  • Safeguard sensitive employee information
  • Work closely with HR & broader Finance, Tax & Legal teams
  • Manage & respond to employee queries through the Appian Request Center & assist with employee self-service changes
  • Provide professional customer service to internal & external partners
  • Support outside financial, 401k & workers compensation audits as required


  • Direct supervision of payroll staff


  • Bachelors degree in finance or accounting preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)


  • 7+ years payroll experience
  • Global payroll experience necessary, preferably in: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
  • Equity compensation administration experience necessary, global experience a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of international, federal, state, FICA & local tax withholdings regulations


  • Regular & frequent interaction & communication with employees, management & external auditors requiring strong interpersonal & written/verbal communication skill
  • Italian, Spanish, French, German, or Dutch language is a plus


  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Ultimate Software / UltiPro a plus, including BI Cognos report writing
  • Celergo software experience is a plus

Appian Corporation is anequalopportunity/affirmative actionemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremploymentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their coworker,Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination.


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