Payroll Operations Manager – North America

Website Coinbase

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About the job
At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener – because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.


Coinbase is looking for a Payroll Manager to manage our North America Payroll Operations. This role will report to the Sr. Manager, Global Payroll and will be an individual contributor responsible for hands-on management of full-cycle processing of US multi-state payroll with our payroll vendor. If you are a dynamic individual with the motivation to run a business-critical process and have a desire to grow with a fast-paced collaborative organization, this position at Coinbase is for you!

What You’ll Be Doing (ie. Job Duties)

Be a subject matter expert in all areas of US payroll processing – performing all activities necessary to process payroll accurately, including maintaining related records, filing tax reports and voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, and preparing special reports for management.
Process multi-state US exempt and non-exempt payroll, including processing accurate and timely semi-monthly, processing new hires and terminations, RSU income, etc.
Ensures compliance with federal, state, local and other laws, including filing of returns as needed.
Prepare periodic and month-end reconciliation of reimbursements for accounting.
Manage internal/external payroll audits and compliance reporting including 401(k) and Workers Compensation.
Partner with Human Resources and other internal departments to obtain accurate payroll data for processing payment and benefits changes.
Perform other payroll-related duties, including ad hoc projects/system implementation/testing, data requests as needed.
Ensure that payroll taxes are reconciled and remitted to the proper tax agency on time by our payroll vendor.
Provide a high level of customer service in responding to payroll-related inquiries from employees, management and internal business partners.
Ensure payroll operations are conducted per the company’s internal procedures and maintain appropriate documentation for SOX support.
Ongoing identification of operational & regulatory risk, ensuring clear mitigation plans are identified, tracked and implemented.


What We Look For In You (ie. Job Requirements)

8+ years experience with full-cycle US payroll with public companies with >2500 employees.
Bachelor degree in Business, Finance or Accounting.
Experience with UKG payroll software REQUIRED.
Strong multi-state tax and payroll compliance experience.
Experience with U.S. federal and state taxation relating to equity compensation.
Exceptional attention to detail and ability to deliver accurate results under strict deadlines.
Highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
Highly analytical with working knowledge of general payroll protocols and accounting principles.
Concise and effective communicator, verbal and written, with teammates and various levels of leadership as well as external parties.
Excels in growth environments; versatile, capable of managing multiple projects and able to manage project plans, dependencies, and milestones.
High proficiency in MS Excel including advanced formulas functions (VLOOKUPs, PivotTables, IF statements and other Excel functions).


Nice To Haves

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation.
Canada payroll experience.
Experience with various Finance Operations roles.
Experience with G-Suite.
Experience with Shareworks.


Job #: P52342

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Pay Range

$144,500—$170,000 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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