About the Role
As the Americas Payroll Manager, you will be a key member of a high-performing international and US payroll team. You will be based in San Jose, CA.
The right candidate will provide strategic direction and expertise to the payroll function. The incumbent is responsible for advising all aspects of US, Canadian, and Brazil payroll, timekeeping, and related systems to ensure accurate, timely, and cost-effective delivery and reporting of all wage and tax data per federal, state, country regulations and company policies.
The ideal candidate will have endless curiosity and can pair a global mindset with locally relevant execution. You should be a gritty problem solver and self-starter who can drive programs with the product and commercial teams within Roku and across external strategic partner organizations.
The successful candidate will display a balance of hard and soft skills, including the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs.
What you'll be doing
Manage the Americas payroll team and promote the development of the team through effective goal setting, metrics, and engagement / development plans
Manage relationships and payroll deliverables with external service providers
Ensure an accurate and timely Bi-weekly payroll, including but not limited to : base pay, equity compensation, payroll taxes, statutory and supplemental benefits, etc
Own month-end close, quarter-end and year-end payroll processes and related tax reconciliations
Cross-functional collaboration with business partners for process improvements and efficiencies
Assist with driving Americas payroll strategy with payroll team members to streamline processes to ensure consistency, accuracy, and best-in-class services
Ensure all regulatory payroll filings are completed timely and accurately
Assist with developing and implementing payroll related processes for Americas entities ( Canada, Brazil, Mexico)
Partner closely with internal business partners (Employee Experience / People Ops / Finance) to provide our employees with a first-class payroll experience
Proactively prepare relevant management reports, metrics and statistics as needed
Stay current on regulations, benefits changes, and labor laws impacting the payroll process, and stay compliant for all payroll tax jurisdictions
Assist in ad-hoc duties when required
We're excited if you have
Bachelor's degree in Accounting and / or Finance preferred or equivalent
10+ years of experience with a team of direct reports and process management experience, preferably with a global public company
Recent experience with WFN- ADP and Workday payroll system is a must
Experience with Netsuite System is a plus
Knowledge & understanding of international equity and mobility programs
Experience using Excel for analyzing data, including knowledge of pivots and common functions
American Payroll Association (APA) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
Strong communication skills, written / verbal, and the ability to interact with employees at all levels
Fluent in English and other languages is a strong plus
The Roku Culture
Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own.
We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check.
We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams.
We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust.
In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV.
We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea.
We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002.