Senior International Payroll Specialist

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Job description: That’s a cool job! I want it!


The Sr. International Payroll Specialist will report to the Americas Payroll Manager and will support all duties associated with the accurate and timely processing of Splunk’s international payrolls as well as assist in all payroll related financial close tasks. This role will work closely with Human Resources on international payroll-related matters and will interact closely with the international accounting team to complete all close related tasks. This individual will be driven, highly motived, pro-active, detail oriented, self-directed and own the international payroll function. This position offers the ability to learn, develop and grow their career working for a dynamic and fast growing public company.


Location: San Jose, CA (remote currently with potential to be full-time remote – non-CA location)


Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!


  • Work closely with the international payroll vendor to process payroll for Splunk employees in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico for the Americas region, which represents approximate 300+ employees and growing.
  • Cross train with the US Payroll processing team to provide backup processing, when required.
  • Responsible for reviewing new hire entries, master file changes from Workday, and reconciling payroll files from the international vendor
  • Audit time sheets and system uploads
  • Assist international employees and managers with pay related issues
  • Responsible for processing off cycle manual payroll checks and/or ACH payroll payments
  • Assist with research projects and preparation of management reports as needed
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Ensure controls are properly performed within the payroll process
  • Coordinate with external auditors to assist with quarterly and annual audits as needed
  • Answers international accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Strong work ethics with the ability and flexibility to work extended hours during critical periods such as payroll submission, quarter and year-end remittance deadlines
  • Ability to work hours in different time zones to resolve critical international issues if necessary
  • Serve as a back up to the international payroll manager when out of the office for all international inquires



Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!


  • 4+ Years of international payroll processing experience with Brazil, Mexico and Canada experience a plus, but not required
  • Possess a working knowledge of international payroll-related requirements and regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality in all assignments and in all information obtained.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Workday experience is preferred
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft business suite, specifically excel
  • Knowledge of international payroll vendor(s) software/processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization both internally and externally


Education: Got it!


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!