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Head of Global Payroll

  • USA Only
  • Full-Time
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Head of Global Payroll (Remote)

locations USA – Remote

time type Full time

job requisition id R11788

WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in

cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters – one team, one fight.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Director of Payroll to join our fast-paced growing company. This individual will lead the Global payroll team and manage US and International payroll (22 countries and growing) operations. The ideal candidate is experienced in leading and growing a Global Payroll Operations and is passionate about developing innovative payroll processes. This position will foster relationships with various internal stakeholders by establishing and maintaining exceptional business relationships and working collaboratively with other organizational teams. The ideal candidate is a hands-on manager, who is expected to run day to day payroll operations, support new and existing pay programs (local and global), manage vendor contracts and relationships, and drive process standardization, automation, and improvement in the controls for payroll globally and ensures process efficiency and effectiveness. The candidate will have a strong knowledge of US payroll including compliance with Federal and State taxes and understanding of International payroll laws and taxes. This role will be part of the Accounting organization, will lead and manage one direct report based in US as well as the payroll operations team based out of the India shared service center, and will be responsible for the management of CrowdStrike’s third party payroll service providers.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Payroll and benefits process: Manage U.S. and International payroll processing and compliance, analysis of exempt and non-exempt payrolls, work closely with the payroll vendors and accounting teams on various monthly/quarterly accounting close activities including account review, reconciliations and variance analysis.
  • Overall management and analysis of payroll operations and related activities that ensure compliance with U.S. and international jurisdictions for 4300+ employees and growing. Ensure proper processes are in place for capturing all inputs accurately and review payroll output from payroll vendors, which includes but is not limited to performing payroll analysis such as total gross payroll to net payment, average paid per headcount by country, and comparison of analysis to prior period, etc.
  • Employee coordination: Respond to employee inquiries and serve as liaison between employee and third-party providers; educate and counsel employees on how to use ADP Employee Self Service tools and address issues that fall outside the scope of self-service, hourly time tracking and overtime.
  • Cross functional partnerships: Drive meetings with cross-functional departments (HR, IT, Legal, Finance, etc.) to identify and implement payroll process improvements and best practices to drive excellence and eliminate errors.
  • Payroll policies and procedures: Develop and implement payroll processes, policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls, efficiency and a great employee experience.
  • Third-parties: Manage third-party vendors and the preparation, analysis and maintenance of all payroll related reports, including governmental and regulatory filings.
  • Partnerships: Work with internal partners in People Services/Recruiting/Finance/Legal to facilitate and improve the payroll processes, including benefits and withholdings (e.g. leave of absence, employee benefits, 401k, FSA, etc.)
  • Compliance: Review all payroll reporting and ensure accurate and timely filing with appropriate government authorities. Support external financial audit. Manage any payroll related audits e.g. 401(k), worker’s compensation, etc.
  • Special Projects: Provide ad-hoc support and services as needed.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS degree or equivalent. CPP designation required.
  • Minimum of 10-12 years of end-to-end payroll processing with at least 8+ years proven management/supervisory experience including companies with 3500+ employees.
  • Experience with Canadian, EMEA and/or APAC payroll is required.
  • Systems: Advanced level experience with ADP Workforce Now, Global Payroll Solutions, Workday, NetSuite (or equivalent ERP) and advanced Excel Skills (pivot tables and lookups).
  • Experience with reporting of equity compensation programs thru payroll
  • Experience with managing a remote team
  • Process Oriented: Strong understanding of payroll processes and best practices.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills. Project Management/System implementation experience is a plus
  • Technical skills: Thorough knowledge of payroll-related state, legal, tax, and compliance requirements.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to interface and establish rapport with all levels of the organization including executive team members.
  • A proactive, high energy attitude geared towards achieving continuous improvement.
  • Flexibility: Ability to operate in a fast paced, and rapidly growing organization.
  • A self-starter and excellent people manger and team player
  • Ability to take your work, but not yourself too seriously.



Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture
  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements
  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits
  • Physical and mental wellness programs
  • Paid parental leave, including adoption
  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation – generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact, for further assistance.

CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this position in the U.S. is $100,000 – $225,000 per year + bonus + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.

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