Payroll Specialist

Finance San Jose, California


For over 10 years, Zscaler has been disrupting and transforming the security industry. Our 100% purpose built cloud platform delivers the entire gateway security stack as a service through 150 global data centers to securely connect users to their applications, regardless of device, location, or network in over 185 countries protecting over 3,500 companies and 100 Million threats detected a day.

We work in a fast paced, dynamic and make it happen culture. Our people are some of the brightest and passionate in the industry that thrive on being the first to solve problems.  We are always looking to hire highly passionate, collaborative and humble people that want to make a difference.

Position: Payroll Specialist

Location: San Jose, CA

The Payroll Specialist (will initially) report to Head of Global Payroll Services

Responsibilities/What You’ll Do:

  • Process the semi-monthly US payroll for over one thousand employees using ADP Workforce Now
  • Process the semi-monthly Canada payroll through ADP-Canada
  • Responsible for reporting US and Canada equity transactions (NSOs, ISOs, ESPP and RSUs) in Payroll
  • Perform variable pay, stock, or other supplemental or non-recurring pay runs, ensuring timely tax deposits
  • Ensure timely reporting and payment of the employer’s and employees’ withholding taxes and miscellaneous withholdings to appropriate agencies - Work with ADP Tax Services to resolve any issues
  • Responsible for preparation of payroll journal entries and GL account reconciliations
  • Continuously identify and develop process efficiency solutions to streamline operations and improve productivity
  • Responsible for filing payroll amendments when needed
  • Maintain compliance of payroll processes within SOX guidelines
  • Ensure that payroll processing related controls and narratives are kept up to date and accurately represent current best practices
  • Responsible for accurate processing of year-end payroll, W-2, and government reporting
  • Collaborate with People and Culture (HR) for payroll related matters such as new hires, terminations, merit increases, benefits, and change of status
  • Collaborate with the Payroll Team in India to ensure timely and accurate processing of Worldwide payrolls
  • Assist with Internal and External Audit requests for SOX Compliance and Quarterly and Annual Financial audits
  • Work on special projects, including but not limited to process documentation and improvements, system updates, integrations, upgrades or implementations including user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws. Facilitates management and employee understanding of payroll requirements and procedures

Qualifications/Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting 
  • 2+ years of experience in a payroll processing role
  • Experience in payroll accounting (GL Entries and Account Reconciliations)
  • Experience with reporting equity transactions in Payroll (i.e. ESPP, ISO, etc.),
  • Proficient in MS Excel 
  • Familiar with ADP Workforce Now from both payroll and general ledger perspectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple projects while simultaneously meeting payroll and departmental deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional manner
  • Ability to provide consistent high-quality service to both internal and external payroll clients through inquiry resolutions and follow ups
  • Familiar with SuccessFactors HRIS
  • Previous system implementation experience is a plus


What You Can Expect From Us:

  • An environment where you will be working on cutting edge technologies and architectures
  • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including equity
  • The pace and excitement of working for a Silicon Valley Unicorn

Why Zscaler?


People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team.

Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @zscaler. Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ : ZS ) is available at  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.