Manager, International Payroll


Company Type

Join our team and experience Workday!

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Job Description

We are seeking a Manager to join our Dublin based Payroll team. Our employees are at the core of our business which means the ideal candidate has a passion for managing and motivating people, growing talent and building high performing teams.

Workday Ireland

Over the past five years, our Dublin office has grown exponentially to over 1200 workmates and you’ll love working in our state of the art building in the historical landmark quarter of Smithfield in Dublin city center. Award winning leaders foster an environment where everyone feels valued, heard, inspired, and like they belong.

In 2020, we were voted the #2 Best Place to Work in Ireland marking five consecutive years being ranked in the top two. In addition to this, we have been ranked #3 Best Workplace in Europe and #5 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020.

What we offer you

Workday actively encourages international collaboration, internal development, and our success spurs constant growth. We ensure you get the right training and tools to set you up for success.

Our employees come first and we take a holistic approach to their wellbeing. We've created wellbeing programs that focus on four core pillars: happiness, health, movement and nutrition. In our Dublin office we offer breakfast and snacks, and have dedicated wellness areas, workout rooms, showering facilities, meditation areas and more.

We value inclusion, belonging, and equity for all – and are committed to building a more equitable world through our everyday practices. In Dublin alone we have workmates from over 62 different nations.

For this role we will offer relocation from anywhere within the EU.

What you’ll do

  • Mentor direct reports by being a role model for the team and develop a strong sense of shared team vision
  • Manage overall operations of payrolls for between 6-10 countries primarily in EMEA (this will likely expand over time)
  • Ensure accurately and timely processing of payroll with strong data integrity
  • Responsible for ensuring all payroll regulatory filings are completed accurately and on time
  • Evaluate and enforce practices to support compliance in each country
  • Maintain a strong control environment, including protection of employee related data
  • Partner with other Workday teams to design and implement cross-functional process improvements, uptake new system functionality and support initiatives that scale with business growth.
  • Coordinate with internal and external customers to resolve payroll issues
  • Evaluate and ensure maintenance of policies and procedures for third-party payroll team
  • Oversee internal and cross-functional projects on the third-party payroll team. Contribute prioritization and make commitments to the cross-functional project roadmap
  • Create and maintain visibility to operational and project status for leadership

Requirements for a successful application

  • 10+ years of increasing experience in a high growth or public company, at least +2 years in a team lead / manager function in international payroll
  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in a business discipline
  • Significant experience effectively leading projects 
  • Detail oriented, accurate and organized
  • Ability to prioritize and work with a sense of urgency
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Shows initiative, flexibility and follow-through
  • Customer service focused, and solution oriented
  • Ability to work cross-culturally with internal and external partners in other countries
  • Experience in applying concepts for appropriate problem-solving and decision-making
  • Proficient knowledge of accounting, HCM and payroll systems
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and other Microsoft Office tools


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