July 20, 2021

About the opportunity
Contentful is looking for it's first dedicated payroll hire to own the global payroll process. Working alongside both finance and people operations this role is a key part of our growth and scale plans. You will help not only with scaling a global payroll operation for a rapidly growing, multi-national company but also helping on further international expansion. This role will suit someone who likes to build and drive change and can bring their prior experience to add value and partner with a rapidly growing organisation
What to expect?
Coordinate and collaborate across multiple teams to ensure all payroll information is complete
Work with and manage external payroll agencies to ensure proper processing of payroll data globally
Act as a quality control review to ensure the payroll is accurately processed, paid and recorded
Manage internal timelines, calendars and drive the process to ensure all global payrolls are processed on time
Be first point of contact with employees on all payroll related matters
Work closely with HR, Finance, commission and stock teams and others to drive process improvements, ensure clear documentation and continue a collaborative approach to ensuring a smooth end to end payroll process
Work with finance on adequate internal controls and SOX documentation.
Be a critical partner on future international growth and system change or improvement initiatives.
What you need to be successful?
Experience in running a full payroll cycle, ideally having set up payroll in numerous locations
Have managed payroll in a rapidly growing organisation
Have managed payroll in at least 3 different countries, including the United States and at least one European country
Have experience with wage tax, social insurances, and employee benefits
Have managed payroll for an organization of 1,000+ employees
Experience implementing payroll systems and with HRMS integrations
Superior communication and organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
Hands-on mentality and result orientation
Demonstrable experience of driving change and improvements in payroll processes with an emphasis on scale and automation.
Ideally a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
What's in it for you?
Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital product
Health, vision, dental insurance, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, and a retirement savings plan
Commuter benefits to help you get to and from work
A flexible time-off policy and paid holidays
16 weeks paid parental leave (after 6 months of employment)
We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
We value our employees health and safety. Our teams are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
Plus, Contentful socks ! Oh yeah!
Colorado Salary Statement: The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.
Colorado Salary Range: $80,000-$85,000
[This position is eligible for equity awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful's variable compensation plans.]
Who are we?
Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Co-op, Spotify, Bang&Olufson, N26, Swarovski use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.
We're growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.
More than 450 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed around the world.
"Everyone is welcome here" — is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!
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