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Payroll Manager (Remote)

Company: Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks - everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before.

These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

Do you have leadership skills, strong payroll experience and looking to make a difference in a high growth business environment? We are looking for a Payroll Manager to lead and transform our Americas payroll function as Palo Alto Networks continues to grow.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, great communicator, enjoys solving problems and

collaborating with cross-functional business partners. You are a competent individual with

integrity, accountability, strong interpersonal skills, and customer service mindset. The position requires a "hands on" person who is flexible, hard-working and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.

This role will report to the Senior Manager of Americas Payroll based in Santa Clara, CA and will be managing a team of two senior payroll analysts (Santa Clara and Plano).

Your Impact

* Supervise, train and coordinate activities of payroll staff to meet operational
* requirements for the US, Canadian and Latin American payrolls
* Involvement in the month-end financial close process by reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations for payroll related accounts
* Advise the business on subject matter pertinent to payroll processing and employment tax reporting/withholding requirements
* Interpret new legislation impacting payroll and operationalize solutions
* Manage compliance with all internal accounting and payroll policies and procedures
* Support all internal and external audits related to payroll
* Responsible for the timely resolution of all escalated issues and employee inquiries
* Manage the relationship with external payroll service providers and ensure payroll production is running smoothly
* Define M&A integration plan and execute to rapidly onboard new acquisitions into payroll system
* Drive and demonstrate measurable improvements through key performance indicators (KPIs) and other operational metrics
* Work cross functionally with multiple internal and external stakeholder (HR, Legal, FP&A, IT, Tax, international payroll teams and external service providers) to identify and manage payroll projects centered around Hire-to-Retire (H2R) processes, that enable and enhance payroll processing aimed at increasing efficiency, scalability, and automation including implementation and optimization of new or existing payroll related systems


Your Experience

* Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field
* Ten plus (10+) years of payroll experience in a large, multi-state organization including at least three (3) years of hands-on payroll tax experience and at least five (5) years of experience managing staff
* Certified payroll professional (CPP) certification a plus
* ADP Workforce Now payroll software experience is a must
* Excellent understanding of multi-state payroll and taxes at the federal, state and local level
* Proactively maintains current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws
* Proficient in Microsoft Excel
* Strong understanding of accounting policies/procedures, including the
* preparation/review of payroll related account reconciliations
* Experience with integrating payrolls acquired through M&A
* Experience managing payroll service providers in Latin America a plus
* Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to influence and drive sound business decisions
* Excellent leadership skills with collaborative working style and ability to work cross functionally
* Comfortable working in a global environment with business partners and team members that may be working from various locations
* Strong program management and organizational skills with an ability to plan and perform multiple tasks
* Naturally curious and inquisitive, with a focus on continuously improving processes and taking advantage of automation opportunities
* Selects, retains, and develops talent to support company objectives and promote diversity
* Ability to "roll-up sleeves" and apply an analytical mindset to resolve complex problems
* Energetic, positive and customer service oriented attitude
* NOTE : Must be able to commute to either our Plano, TX office or HQ based in Santa Clara, California for a minimum of 2 days per week as needed

Additional Information

The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a passion for cybersecurity. You're

looking for a career with a more fulfilling mission. We have open positions to top talent seeking a financial challenge. Our accounting department deals with numbers daily, supporting infrastructure, dealing in automation, building solutions and providing accurate, insightful financial information to empower our business lines. The ideal candidate has exceptional skills in accounting and analytics and an innovative mindset to approach finance problems differently. Our innovation doesn't stay in Research and Development. Within finance and accounting, we seek people who are looking to try new things, while solving business critical equations. If you're seeking a financial challenge but with a world-wide impact - this is it.

Our Commitment

We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $108,200/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.


Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs

* Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
* Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
* The job requires accessing a company worksite
* The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
* You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite

* If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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