Posted on 
May 14, 2024

Payroll Manager

Remote
Manager
Finance, HR/People Ops
Starburst
Starburst
Starburst
Series D
251-1000
Software, Security & Developer Tools

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. We offer a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects.

Job Description

About Starburst  

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster.   

Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!  

About the role  

The Payroll Manager will lead the US and International payroll processes for Starburst.  You will partner with the VP-Finance & Accounting, Accounting Team, HR, and international payroll providers to ensure Starburst processes payroll in a timely manner and has strong controls and processes related to the payroll function.As a Payroll Manager at Starburst you will: - Process semi-monthly payrolls for the US and Canada.

  • Process monthly payrolls for the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Singapore, India, Israel, and any entities that are added in the future.
  • Audit, balance & reconcile payroll cycles.
  • Prepare and deliver payroll reports (standard and ad-hoc).
  • Process adjustments.
  • Coordinate off-cycle payments.
  • Assist hourly employees with the Timecards questions.
  • Manage UKG regarding payroll processing.
  • Monitor and reconcile tax collections and filings.
  • Process garnishments, levies, child support, etc.
  • Ensures tax compliance for federal, state, local & miscellaneous taxes.
  • File Monthly Ontario Employer Health Tax, and end year filing.
  • Assist with stock compensation administration.
  • Responsible for year-end payroll related items (W2s, T4s, Canadian T2200 , setting UKG up for new year, etc).
  • Responsible for various state specific fillings.
  • Supports employee inquiries.
  • Develop processes and procedures to streamline and improve the payroll process.
  • Support 401k audit.
  • Deliver and monitor tax inquires sent to UKG.
  • Be the subject matter expert for all things payroll and keep current with all new regulatory requirements in those areas/localities in which we operate.

Some of the things we look for: - Deep and broad knowledge of the payroll function.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the payroll function.
  • UKG experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Fidelity or similar 401k providers and platforms is preferred.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and accuracy in entering and reviewing payroll information.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a global, fast-paced environment and work independently.
  • Deadline-driven with excellent time management and prioritization ability.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, willing to “Roll-up your sleeves” to drive and deliver results and improve processes.

Where could this role be based?- United States

$115,000 - $130,000 a yearThe base salary range for this US full-time position is $115,000 - $130,000 subject to standard withholding and applicable taxes. All candidates receive equity (ISO) and access to a comprehensive benefits offering. The base salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for candidates across all US locations. Work location, skills, experience, and any relevant education or training determine the compensation awarded to the candidate. The Recruiting Team or Hiring Manager can share more about the specific salary range with you during the recruitment process.Why build your career at Starburst?  

We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.  

We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!  

Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company.   

Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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 federal, state or local laws.  

#BI-Remote #LI-Remote

About Starburst

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster. 

Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!

About the role

The Payroll Manager will lead the US and International payroll processes for Starburst.  You will partner with the VP-Finance & Accounting, Accounting Team, HR, and international payroll providers to ensure Starburst processes payroll in a timely manner and has strong controls and processes related to the payroll function.
As a Payroll Manager at Starburst you will:
  • Process semi-monthly payrolls for the US and Canada.
  • Process monthly payrolls for the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Singapore, India, Israel, and any entities that are added in the future.
  • Audit, balance & reconcile payroll cycles.
  • Prepare and deliver payroll reports (standard and ad-hoc).
  • Process adjustments.
  • Coordinate off-cycle payments.
  • Assist hourly employees with the Timecards questions.
  • Manage UKG regarding payroll processing.
  • Monitor and reconcile tax collections and filings.
  • Process garnishments, levies, child support, etc.
  • Ensures tax compliance for federal, state, local & miscellaneous taxes.
  • File Monthly Ontario Employer Health Tax, and end year filing.
  • Assist with stock compensation administration.
  • Responsible for year-end payroll related items (W2s, T4s, Canadian T2200 , setting UKG up for new year, etc).
  • Responsible for various state specific fillings.
  • Supports employee inquiries.
  • Develop processes and procedures to streamline and improve the payroll process.
  • Support 401k audit.
  • Deliver and monitor tax inquires sent to UKG.
  • Be the subject matter expert for all things payroll and keep current with all new regulatory requirements in those areas/localities in which we operate.
  • Some of the things we look for:
  • Deep and broad knowledge of the payroll function.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the payroll function.
  • UKG experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Fidelity or similar 401k providers and platforms is preferred.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and accuracy in entering and reviewing payroll information.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a global, fast-paced environment and work independently.
  • Deadline-driven with excellent time management and prioritization ability.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, willing to “Roll-up your sleeves” to drive and deliver results and improve processes.
  • Where could this role be based?
  • United States
  • $115,000 - $130,000 a year
    The base salary range for this US full-time position is $115,000 - $130,000 subject to standard withholding and applicable taxes. All candidates receive equity (ISO) and access to a comprehensive benefits offering. The base salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for candidates across all US locations. Work location, skills, experience, and any relevant education or training determine the compensation awarded to the candidate. The Recruiting Team or Hiring Manager can share more about the specific salary range with you during the recruitment process.
    Why build your career at Starburst?

    We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.

    We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!

    Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company. 

    Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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 federal, state or local laws.

    #BI-Remote #LI-Remote
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