Director, Global Payroll

New York, NY

This position is open to New York, Miami and San Francisco.


Due to the growth of Ripple, we are looking for a talented Payroll Director to lead our Company’s global payroll activities. The right individual will lead the development of scalable processes, oversee payroll systems environment and ensure timely and accurate global payroll submission and reporting. Ripple’s technology is new and cutting edge which leads to complexities in our compensation and reporting.

This role is part of our finance team and reports into the Senior Director, Financial Operations. The ideal candidate will have prior experience leading a payroll team in a complex and dynamic environment and will be able to leverage prior US and Global payroll experience. To be successful in this role, the candidate will need to be organized and deadline driven, ensuring recurring assignments are handled on a timely basis while contributing to special cross-functional projects and addressing unusual developments. This position requires a highly motivated professional with strong drive and skillset to lead the payroll team with compliance and improvement initiatives. 


  • Lead global payroll operations and partnership with multiple stakeholders to provide support on global payroll related issues
  • Proactively identify areas of process improvement within global payroll operations and implement solutions to automate and streamline processes to be scalable and drive efficiencies while maintaining strong quality controls
  • Lead and manage the day to day global payroll activities ensuring accurate & timely processing in compliance with Company's policies and local tax and labor regulations
  • Review and approve all payroll related transactions
  • Ensure timely filings with appropriate government authorities
  • Manage, coach, and develop a team of six
  • Lead the 2022 year-end payroll activities globally
  • Partner with cross functional groups within the Company including global tax operations, stock administration, and people operations teams on global equity, global mobility and new business activities to ensure global payroll needs are identified, considered and communicated
  • Maintain a complete understanding of all US federal/state wage and hour laws related to payroll including garnishments, benefits, leave of absence, 401k, FSA and taxes
  • Optimize standard procedures for payroll processing, ensuring strong internal controls and segregation of duties.
  • Lead the transition from ADP Streamline to ADP Celergo for five of our international entities within 2023.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to employees and cross-functional partners, ensuring issues are resolved in a timely manner.


  • BS degree or equivalent payroll experience; CPP preferred
  • 10+ years work experience including multi state and international payroll and taxes, including global mobility taxes
  • 6+ years of managerial experience 
  • Willing to “roll-up the sleeves” in order to accomplish all necessary tasks
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now, ADP Streamline, ADP Celergo, and/or other comparable payroll systems
  • Ability to lead a team and manage the team’s workload in a SOX compliant environment
  • Experience onboarding new payroll solutions globally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively communicate across departments and at all levels
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to identify issues and propose solutions to complex or non-standard situations
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be productive and successful in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality 
  • Experience with Payrolls larger than 1,000 employees
  • Comfortable leading teams through ambiguity and be a champion of change
  • Problem solving and decision-making capacity in a high growth environment
  • High emotional intelligence, ability to build and sustain relationships at multiple levels within and outside of finance


Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in Bangalore, Dubai, Dublin, London, Miami, Mumbai, New York, Reykjavík, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

WHAT WE OFFER – The resources and support to be your best at work and beyond:

Do Your Best Work

  • The opportunity to build in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact.  A professional development budget to support other modes of learning.
  • Thrive in an environment where no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, origin, or culture they identify with, every employee is a respected, valued, and empowered part of the team.
  • Ripple is Flexible First: you have the option to work remotely, from our offices, or a combination of the two within the 11 countries we are located around the world.
  • Weekly all-company meeting - business updates and ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • We come together for moments that matter which include team off-sites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Bonus Flexibility Program: Participants in the Corporate Bonus Plan have the option to elect to receive their annual bonus in cash, equity or XRP, or a combination.
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match) 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • Twice a quarter R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies. Family planning benefits.
  • Catered lunches, fully-stocked kitchens with premium snacks/beverages, and plenty of fun events

Benefits listed above are for full-time employees.

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.