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Director, Global Payroll Operations

Google, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

Director, Global Payroll Operations




The Finance Operations team manages Google's cash transactions on a global basis and ensures that Google's incoming and outgoing cash processes are controlled, effective and efficient. As a member of this team, you'll find innovative ways to manage our complex set of transactions. You thrive on making processes more efficient and scalable, you work to ensure the highest level of quality of our operations and you proactively minimize operational risk. Externally, you collaborate with our outsourcing partners and internally, you collaborate across the five areas of the Financial Operations team: Global Revenue Operations, Procure to Pay, Electronic Payment Services, Business Process Outsourcing, and Payroll.

Alphabet has employees operating in more than 55 countries around the world and continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Alphabet’s global nature, high growth rate, extensive benefit programs, and highly-mobile workforce provides unique challenges to the finance operations professional. You are a talented operational and transformational leader who will help design and execute on a global payroll operations strategy to support Alphabet’s continued growth and success.

The Director of Global Payroll plays a critical, high-visibility role in the organization. Whether it be through championing our existing transformation efforts, process re-engineering, investments in tools and automation, or outsourcing of our processes, this leader will drive continuous improvement efforts through tight collaboration with Alphabet’s HR, Accounting, Treasury, and Corporate Engineering teams, all while maintaining near flawless team execution and compliance amidst complex statutory requirements.

You possess strong business acumen, great interpersonal skills, a passion for learning, a bias for thoughtful action, and a desire to create a fun environment for themselves and the team.

The name Google came from googol, a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.


Lead a diverse team of senior people leaders and contractor relationships responsible for global operations across sales bonus, time tracking, and core payroll.

Maintain strong business relationships with upstream and downstream partners and stakeholders to ensure end-to-end processes are well-thought out to address customer and regulatory requirements. Work closely with Legal, Compliance, and Benefits teams to identify, resolve, and avoid payroll compliance issues.

Set and execute upon comprehensive strategies with stakeholders to achieve higher degrees of quality, controls, and efficiency.

Establish and set operational strategy for owning all operating and SOX controls within team.

Prioritize and drive diverse and complex projects including outsourcing and organizational transformation.


Minimum qualifications:

BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

15 years of relevant experience in global HR and payroll in the high-tech industry.

Preferred qualifications:

Master's or PhD.

Experienced leader of medium- to large-sized teams; Strong influencing skills and change management experience.

Experience working in shared services or outsourced environment.

Strong operations management and process improvement experience preferred; ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities.

Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying payroll best practices. Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, global and dynamic environment.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, and proven coaching skills in a transaction-oriented work environment.

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187 days 18 hours ago

Google, Inc.


Director, Global Payroll Operations Google, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA, United States


Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Company Profile:
Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. In addition, the company offers Android, an open source mobile software platform; hardware products, including Chromebook, Chrome, Chromecast, and Nexus devices; Google+ to share things online with people; Google Play, a cloud-based digital entertainment store for apps, music, books, and movies; Google Drive, a place for users to create, share, collaborate, and keep their stuff; and Google Wallet, a virtual wallet for in-store contactless payments. Further, it provides Google Apps, which include Gmail, Calendar, and Google Sites that are built for people to work anywhere, anytime, on any device without loss of security or control; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a software solution for imagery and data visualization. Additionally, the company offers Google App Engine, a platform as a service offering; Google Cloud Storage; Google BigQuery for real time analytics; Google Cloud SQL for structured query language; and Google Compute Engine, an infrastructure as a service platform. It also offers mobile wireless devices, and related products and services. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.