People Matter

Payroll Manager (US)



Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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The payroll department is responsible for processing and distributing payroll in a timely and accurate manner. The team coordinates with external vendors including payroll processing platforms, payroll partners and PEOs, as well as internal customers including PeopleOps, Tax, Legal and Accounting. The team is also responsible for reports, earnings information and other payroll data on a recurring basis, as well as compliance with federal, state and local requirements. This role will manage a team of Payroll Analysts in the Americas.

What you'll do in this role

  • Lead, manage and develop US direct reports
  • Ensure stock activity for team members is properly processed and reported for team member and tax reporting purposes
  • Own relationship with PeopleOps
  • Subject matter expert for payroll implementation projects
  • Ensure compliance with local compensation and tax regulations
  • Responsible for data integration between personnel records and payroll systems
  • Stay up-to-date on local payroll tax laws and regulations including working closely with local tax and legal advisors to ensure the company follows local regulations with respect to payroll
  • Work closely with GitLab contributors and the People Ops team to ensure timely response to questions and requests that have been processed
  • Primary ownership for management and external reporting
  • Development and implementation of processes and procedures to enhance and streamline the workflow of payments
  • Primary contact point for external audit with respect to payroll matters
  • This role extends the Senior Payroll Analyst responsibilities

We're looking for

  • 7+ years experience in payroll administration, including 3+ years experience in managing a payroll team
  • Experience with SOX compliance
  • Public company experience a plus
  • Proficiency with google sheets
  • Detail-oriented, self-directed and able to effectively complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • This role to be located in the Americas due to the team they'll manage


The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.
Colorado/Washington pay range
$81,200$156,600 USD
California/New York/New Jersey pay range
$81,200$174,000 USD

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