Senior 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

Workday is seeking a Senior Manager, International Payroll to join our 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. This candidate will also be a self-starter, a great communicator, and will enjoy collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents.

Position Location: Dublin, Ireland AND Utah Salt Lake City(relocation assistance available)


  • Manage overall operations of payrolls for more than 25 countries primarily in Asia Pacific, and Europe
  • 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
  • Implement and maintain payroll best practices
  • 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
  • Mentor direct reports
  • Be a role model for the team, and develop a strong sense of shared team vision
  • Direct planning and development of team
  • Manage team objectives and key results
  • Maintain accountability for accomplishing these goals
  • Create and maintain visibility to operational and project status for leadership
  • Understand, and actively follow the expectations of a Workday people manager


  • 10+ years of increasing experience (at least 5 years as a Manager/Sr. Manager or equivalent in a global payroll function), in a high growth or public company
  • Bachelors Degree required, preferably in a business discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to manage an international payroll team
  • Significant experience effectively leading projects


  • Extremely 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
  • Experienced in applying concepts for appropriate problem-solving and decision-making
  • Reasonable knowledge of accounting, HCM and payroll systems
  • Strong computer skills are necessary, including Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
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