Senior Payroll Analyst

San Francisco, CA (HQ) Finance

The Senior Payroll Analyst is responsible for the administration of the day to day payroll operations and accuracy of the U.S. semi-monthly payroll. They will be a resource to employees and perform related duties as required.

This position is based in our San Francisco office.


  • Process semi-monthly U.S. payrolls - approximately 800 people
  • Process timesheets for approximately 80 peopleJournal entry upload into Netsuite after each payroll
  • Audit data integrity between Workday HRIS and ADP Payroll to ensure both systems are in sync
  • Process weekly stock transactions in ADP for compliance and reporting
  • Partner with HR team in processing domestic payrolls
  • Partner with Internal and External Business Partners to test new functional system ehancements, system updates and integrations
  • Ensure a smooth year-end to provide accurate W2's
  • Identify and participate in process improvement projects, including various implementation and upgrades
  • Respond to employees timely
  • Participate in payroll projects and opportunities as assigned
  • Process garnishments, unemployment wage claims and other tax tracers as needed
  • Provide guidance in payroll processes and provide feedback to improve payroll processes
  • Complete accounting journal entries for month-end close
  • Complete reconciliations of accounts for month-end, quarter-end and year-end close

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MS Excel including advanced formulas functions (Vlookups, Pivot tables)
  • Knowledgeable of wage and hourly laws
  • Experience with accounting processes and month-end close including journal entries and reconciliations as it relates to payroll
  • Working knowledge with ADP Workforce Now, ADP timesheets (TLM) and Netsuite
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality to payroll and other employee personal information
  • Strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • WFN (payroll system)
  • ADP TLM (timesheets)
  • ESPP Experience a plus

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 40 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

  • Customer Obsessed
  • Trust by Default
  • Ship to Learn
  • Own the Outcome
  • Growth Mindset
  • Global Product, Global Team
  • Anything is Possible
  • Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe.

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

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