Senior Payroll Analyst

San Francisco, CA, United States

Please note this is for San Francisco, CA, United States. You only need to apply to one location if there are multiple listed for the job.

At Ripple, we’re building a world where value moves like information does today. It’s big, it’s bold, and we’re already doing it. Through our crypto solutions for financial institutions, businesses, governments and developers, we are improving the global financial system and creating greater economic fairness and opportunity for more people, in more places around the world. And we get to do the best work of our career and grow our skills surrounded by colleagues who have our backs. 

If you’re ready to see your impact and unlock incredible career growth opportunities, join us, and build real world value.


Due to Ripple's growth, we seek a hard-working senior payroll analyst to coordinate and process the payroll for the Americas. The right individual will lead the development of scalable processes, be responsible for the payroll systems environment, and ensure timely and accurate payroll submission and reporting. Ripple's technology is new and innovative, leading to complexities in our compensation and reporting.

This role is part of our finance team and reports to the Payroll Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a complex and dynamic environment. 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 unique challenges. This position requires a highly motivated professional with a strong drive and skills.


  • Responsible for processing timely US, Canada, and Brazil payrolls in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and company policies. 
  • Audit payroll to ensure accuracy and data integrity with our HRIS.
  • Calculate and process complex and high-visibility transactions, including multi-state adjustments, bonus taxation, retroactive adjustments, year-end tax reconciliations, and equity compensation.
  • Research and analyze complex payroll issues, develop solutions, and communicate with employees and internal teams.
  • Provide a high level of customer service in responding to payroll inquiries.
  • Proactively identify areas for process improvement within payroll operations and implement solutions to automate and streamline processes, making them scalable and efficient while maintaining strong quality controls.
  • Set up new state jurisdictions.
  • Process the quarterly and year-end payroll activities.
  • Ensure timely filings with government agencies.
  • Assist GL accountant with payroll reconciliations.
  • Partner with cross-functional groups within the company, including tax, stock administration, and people operations teams, on equity, global mobility, and business activities to ensure payroll needs are identified, considered, and communicated.
  • Compile payroll data as requested for internal and external audits.
  • Maintain a complete understanding of all wage and hour laws, including garnishments, benefits, leave of absence, 401K/pension, and tax reporting for the Americas region.


  • 5+ years of work experience processing high-volume multi-state U.S. and Canada payrolls with equity compensation.
  • 3+ years of ADP Workforce Now and ADP SmartCompliance experience is a must.
  • Workday HRIS experience preferred.
  • Experience with global mobility (inpatriates/expatriates) and payrolls larger than 1,000 employees.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willing to "roll up sleeves" to accomplish all necessary tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; effectively communicating across departments and all levels.
  • Able to identify issues and propose solutions to complex or non-standard situations.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be independent and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making capacity in a high-growth environment.
  • High emotional intelligence and ability to build and sustain relationships at multiple levels within and outside finance.
For positions that will be based in CA, the annual salary range for this position is below. Actual salaries may vary based on numerous factors including, among other things, an individual applicant’s experience and qualifications for the position. This range does not include equity or additional compensation, such as bonuses or commissions. 
CA Annual Base Salary Range
$102,400$128,000 USD


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.
  • In-office collaboration for moments that matter is important to our culture, and we give managers and teams the flexibility to decide which 10+ days a month they come in. 
  • 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 offsites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Competitive benefits that cover physical and mental healthcare, retirement, family forming, and family support
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Generous 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.

Req ID: 24251