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Senior Workday Payroll Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Niantic is looking for an experienced Senior Payroll Analyst to become a part of a world-class finance team. This role will support the Niantic payroll team with the semi-monthly processing of US payroll using Workday Payroll for exempt and nonexempt employees in a multi-state environment, while ensuring compliance with company policy and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations. In addition, this candidate will assist with the monthly processing of Non-US payroll in EMEA & APAC.


  • Process full-cycle semi-monthly US payroll for 570+ employees working in over 25 states while incorporating payroll data from multiple internal departments and external benefit providers.
  • Assist with monthly Non-US payroll for 150+ employees in EMEA & APAC by partnering with our external ICP provider.
  • Prepare US payroll journal entries and perform US payroll GL account reconciliations.
  • Review Non-US payroll GL accounts.
  • Ensure that all non-exempt employee time cards are approved timely and that the timecard data is processed accurately.
  • Assist with payroll compliance matters including multi-state/multi-jurisdiction tax withholding, garnishments, and key annual audits (i.e., 401(k), workers compensation, external audit, etc).
  • Provide standard and ad-hoc payroll reports as needed by various internal departments.
  • Prepare off cycle/ad hoc payments to employees via electronic bank transfers.
  • Support annual preparation and delivery of Form W-2s.
  • Respond to employee inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters using the Zendesk App.
  • Process prior quarter adjustments/amendments in preparation for year end.
  • Assist with other duties and ad-hoc projects assigned by the Senior Payroll Manager.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and partners, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Monday and Wednesday.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business and/or equivalent combination of education.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (Preferred).
  • 7+ years experience in a Payroll function, preferably in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in Workday Payroll is a MUST (HRIS/Payroll).
  • Detail oriented, ability to multitask and work autonomously.
  • Advanced use of spreadsheets (MS Excel and Google).
  • Netsuite Financials experience (preferred).
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $126,000 - $140,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Individual pay within this salary range is determined by work location and additional factors, including assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process. An overview of benefit offerings for your location can be found on the careers page.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic's global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map powers spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform powers Pokémon GO and other Niantic games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers can now use Niantic Lightship and 8th Wall to build their own AR applications and WebAR experiences.

Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. We believe in encouraging a workplace where our people are supported and included. This environment is critical to crafting phenomenal products that our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in-person interaction and collaboration cultivates creativity, a sense of community, and is crucial to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Kansas, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID