Global Payroll Accountant

San Francisco, California

Job Title: Global Payroll Accountant

Department: Finance/Accounting

Reports To: Accounting Supervisor

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Location: San Francisco


Function: The purpose of the Global Payroll Accountant involves reconciling payroll data, collaborating with HR and finance teams, implementing payroll procedures, and resolving any discrepancies to guarantee seamless and precise payroll transactions on a global scale.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing multi-state semi-monthly payroll in ADP for all US based employees
  • Manage international payroll provided by various third-party providers for all international employees
  • Process payroll for US-based employees of MHC, the Japanese parent company
  • Oversee the payment of all agents on a timely basis, working with Operations and General Counsel’s office to obtain timely verification of commissions, and timely payment by Accounts Payable
  • Oversee the timely payment of Third Party payors, such as Adecco, for independent contractors paid from the US or from foreign subsidiaries.  Oversee the payment of any independent contractor paid directly from a foreign subsidiary, working in conjunction with HR and the General Counsel’s office, as required
  • Prepares all payroll-related journal entries, in the appropriate US or foreign subsidiary ledger, as required
  • Process tax changes, direct deposits, garnishments, 401k transactions, deduction goals, retroactive adjustments, bonuses, special pays, and other benefit related changes, as directed from Human Resources, or as applicable. Provide similar detail to third party payroll providers
  • Ensure proper documentation maintained for each payroll
  • Prepare manual checks for terminated employees, and ensure all new hires are promptly onboarded onto applicable payroll processing system
  • Oversee employee expense reimbursement process from Concur through payroll, including confirmation with HR and IT surrounding maintenance of employee profiles, appropriate GL mappings, reporting relationships, and permissions
  • Execute month-end close tasks on time, including preparation of journal entries for any accruals, payroll taxes, benefits, and Concur clearing 
  • Complete reconciliation of payroll related balance sheet accounts, including foreign and US wage liability accounts and benefit accounts, as required monthly, per the close calendar, or as required by the GL Manager
  • Track and timely resolve all reconciling items
  • Team with HR and Treasury to ensure timely funding of all payroll related transactions; timely provide the funding requirements to Treasury for each payroll, by jurisdiction
  • Provide prompt, courteous, and efficient service to all employees who have questions regarding their pay, deduction, the payroll process, or the expense reimbursement process
  • Support the GL team in the year end audit, and support HR as required on an ad-hoc basis for purposes of benefit and payroll/employee related items
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2+ years experience in Finance, Accounting, or Banking
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of financial statements, financial statement and cash flow analysis, metrics, and reporting
  • Experience of dealing with ADP payroll and Concur reporting preferred but not essential
  • Strong background with Excel, proficient with MS Word, PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced global organization that is subject to frequent change
  • Must be self-motivated, with initiative and ability to manage multiple projects to completion with sensitivity to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Ability to work in team environment that promotes inclusiveness and communication among team members
  • Ability to communicate and advocate with a variety of internal & external constituencies


This position is on a hybrid schedule with 3 days in the office, 2 day working remotely; Tuesday and Thursday are mandatory in-office days. The pay range of this role is $65,000 - $70,000 per year depending on experience

If you are interested in the position, please apply on our LinkedIn page.

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