Zapier Payroll Manager

Posted on July 24th, 2019

Hi there!

We're looking for a Payroll Manager to manage and scale our payroll at Zapier.  Are you excited to join a growing finance team and take our payroll international?! If so, then read on...

About You

  • You're a seasoned professional. You have 5+ years of proven experience managing payroll for a company of 200+ employees.
  • Multiple locations? Check! You have an excellent understanding of multi-state and international payroll and have experience managing payroll for US and Canada. Additional international experience is a big plus. 
  • You're in the know. You pride yourself in staying up to date on all current payroll regulations and laws. You’re familiar with a number of HR/payroll systems and advocate best practices.
  • You're a builder. You’ve previously implemented full-scale payroll systems. 
  • You set your own course. You work independently and own your work start to finish. You’re highly organized, understand priorities, and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • You obsess over the details. You’re analytical, methodical, and work with a high degree of accuracy. You are detailed-oriented and care about the nitty gritty.
  • To you, it's all about the team. You’re a collaborator and can work closely with the people and finance teams.
  • You love to write. Whether it's a quick conversation in Slack or a new policy we're implementing, writing is our main form of communication.
  • You believe in exceptional service. Our people are what makes Zapier Zapier, and you're excited to support them every day.

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Manage all payroll processing and process semimonthly and monthly payrolls in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Ensure all payroll changes (e.g. new hires, terminations, raises) are entered accurately and timely.
  • Develop and improve payroll processes so they are efficient and scalable.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on payroll issues.
  • Provide world-class customer service and handle confidential concerns quickly and accurately.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local payroll and tax requirements for both US and international entities.
  • Experiment: this is a startup so everything can change.

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About Zapier

For the past seven years, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.

The Whole Package

Location: Anywhere in the U.S. or Canada

Our team of 250+ is distributed because it lets us work with the best people. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.


  • Competitive salary (we don't use remote as an excuse to pay less)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn't a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies.

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US-based team members.


How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please make sure to answer each question.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Optional: Share anonymously some demographic information about yourself to help us better track trends related to the backgrounds of candidates interested in working at Zapier in order for us to build a team that represents the users at Zapier and the broader world population.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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