Head of Global Payroll & Employment Tax

San Francisco, CA

Asana is looking for someone to lead our growing Global Payroll & Employment Tax functions. You will be a thought leader with a proven record of leading a global function and delivering scalable, employee customer-service focused payroll services. You will bring together our global team members and set a vision to scale our organization, process and technology to support Asanas continued employee growth and complexity. This is a high impact role with significant leadership accountability, with key partners in our Finance, People Operations and Legal organizations. Your success in this role involves an ability to think big and execute nimbly in order to transform our employee experience with compliance, security and accurate reporting. You will oversee and lead global expansion initiatives including managing the implementation of third-party vendors to ensure payroll accuracy and compliance in multiple countries. You will also manage the coaching, mentoring and leading the team who provide day-to-day payroll support. You will be equally comfortable delivering on operations goals and process transformation.

Our finance team tracks and seeks to understand the factors driving our growth and success. We help our entire organization achieve our operational and financial goals while embodying our company values. We ensure our objectives are feasible and that we work closely with all teams to ensure they have the resources they need to achieve our ambitious mission enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.

What you’ll achieve

  • Lead global payroll function with an integrated vision to enable our employees to support Asana’s mission with a secure, accurate and compliant payroll service offering.
  • Accelerate scale through leading automation and the introduction of advanced finance technologies, in partnership with our key stakeholders in finance, legal, tax and people operations. 
  • Deliver stellar customer service to employees, achieving this by being proactive, timely and adhering to well-established & measurable SLAs. 
  • Continuous enhancement (and implementation) of key performance metrics to effectively measure performance, compliance and effectiveness of the global payroll function. Implementation of an actionable program to achieve set targets.
  • Manage payroll vendors globally, ensuring they are delivering high quality service by implementing a robust monitoring program (i.e. audits, scorecards, etc).
  • Adopt a controls first approach, ensuring a robust Internal Control environment and SOX compliant process. Partner with the Corporate Accounting and Internal Audit teams.
  • Builds a global payroll team that is ready to serve in a hypergrowth, fast paced environment. Through mentoring and coaching, develop subject matter expertise across the team on all payroll related matters (i.e. benefits, tax, exempt and nonexempt reporting compliance for domestic and international employees).
  • Oversee and lead tax and regulatory reporting, quarter end and year-end payroll activities, including wage and hour laws, unemployment, and all other required submissions globally.

About you

  • Minimum of 15+ years global payroll experience at a publicly traded company
  • Workday and ADP experience strongly preferred
  • Technical skills evidenced by recognized payroll and stock admin certifications (CPP, PHR, HRIP)
  • Experience to Shared Services and/or Outsourced Payroll Vendor Model preferred
  • Project management experience including the ability to manage project plans, dependencies, critical path activities and milestones
  • Familiarity with stock-based compensation programs as it relates to payroll processing requirements (RSU, ESPP)
  • Strong aptitude and proficiency in Excel and advanced analytical skills 
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or similar

What we’ll offer

Our comprehensive compensation package plays a big part in how we recognize you for the impact you have on our path to achieving our mission. We believe that compensation should be reflective of the value you create relative to the market value of your role. To ensure pay is fair and not impacted by biases, we're committed to looking at market value which is why we check ourselves and conduct a yearly pay equity audit. 

For this role, the estimated base salary range is between $190,000- $256,000. The actual base salary will vary based on various factors, including market and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process. The listed range above is a guideline, and the base salary range for this role may be modified.

In addition to base salary, your compensation package may include additional components such as equity, sales incentive pay (for most sales roles), and benefits. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong. 

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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