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Senior Manager, Global Payroll



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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About the Role:

As the Sr Manager, Global Payroll, you will develop, execute, and lead the Company’s payroll function. You will partner and have a high visibility with cross functional teams across finance, stock administration, legal and human resources to ensure our employees across the globe gets paid in a timely and accurate manner. This is an opportunity to have a visible impact on the future of the payroll process across a growing and more international organization and will require strong project management skills, clear communication, and the ability to bring various contributors together to achieve a combined goal

What You'll Do:

  • Provide leadership and oversight across the global payroll function to ensure compliant, timely and accurate pay (including stock-compensation) for employees in all countries.
  • Manage the relationship with multiple payroll related vendors globally, ensuring they are meeting our specific needs and deadlines, and reviewing for accuracy the payroll inputs prior to transmission for payment to employees.
  • Have a strong customer service focused approach for the Payroll team in dealing with employee questions in a timely manner.
  • Lead a growing team of payroll professionals, ensuring their continued engagement and professional development.
  • Partner with Internal Audit and Enterprise Systems teams to ensure there are appropriate internal controls over the payroll cycle and the related systems in line with Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations across various jurisdictions related to timely and accurate payroll tax withholdings, payments and submission of returns.
  • Drive ongoing process optimization and improvement to ensure the payroll function scales within a fast growing organization.
  • Stay current and adapt to new payroll related rules and regulations in each jurisdiction.
  • Develop strong partnership within the Finance org, as well as other teams across the organization such as Benefits, People and Places, Stock Administration and other functional areas to ensure delivery of accurate employee outcomes (personal tax compliance, W-2 reporting etc).
  • Support other projects and activities, as defined by senior leadership and/or enterprise requirements (such as external audits, company wide system implementations etc)

What We're Looking For:

  • 8+ years of multi-state, non-exempt and exempt payroll experience in a rapidly growing company with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with payroll for Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, India, and Pakistan is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of payroll withholding and reporting requirements as it relates to equity transactions, fringe benefits required.
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and ensure the team consistently meets deadlines and delivers accurate results.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with Workday HRIS and Payroll, ADP, Netsuite, and MS Office.

Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting
Motive Perks & Benefits
The base compensation range for this role is:
$105,000$160,000 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

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