Own Company
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Payroll Specialist

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Own is the leading data platform trusted by thousands of organizations to protect and activate SaaS data to transform their businesses. Own empowers customers to ensure the availability, security and compliance of mission-critical data, while unlocking new ways to gain deeper insights faster. By partnering with some of the world’s largest SaaS ecosystems such as Salesforce, ServiceNow and Microsoft Dynamics, Own enables customers around the world to truly own the data that powers their business.

It’s their platform. It’s your data. Own it.

The Job

We are looking for a Payroll Specialist to manage a variety of payroll and HR responsibilities, including payroll entry, reconciliation, troubleshooting, and process enhancement. This position will report to the Team Lead, Payroll Operations and have the opportunity to partner with various stakeholders across the organization, helping to drive operational excellence. The ideal candidate is deadline driven and will exhibit a keen attention to detail and sense of urgency.

Your Day-to-Day Role

  • Accurately process and audit the United States bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll in a timely manner.
  • Ensure payroll activities comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Address and resolve payroll, deductions, benefits and tax inquiries, providing viable solutions to employee questions and concerns
  • Assist the benefits team with Leave of Absence calculations
  • Set up tax jurisdictions in Workday as needed 
  • Prepare and submit payroll tax filings and other regulatory reports as needed
  • Collect data for internal and external audits, special projects, and ad hoc payroll reports
  • Collaborate with Finance stakeholders to support audits and ensure efficient processes are followed
  • Maintain payroll records according to record retention policy and employer obligations based on employment laws
  • Partner with Team Lead and Global Payroll provider to accurately process international payrolls in a timely manner
  • Record Equity transactions
  • Prepare, maintain and distribute payroll reports to management and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Continuously identify opportunities to streamline payroll processes and improve efficiency.

Your Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience owning the payroll process for a company of 400+ employees
  • Knowledge of Multi-state payroll regulations, tax laws, and compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency with payroll software (e.g., Workday, Oracle, SAP etc.) and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally with employees and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

Important Details

This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate will work out of our Englewood Cliffs, NJ office a minimum of 3 days per week to maximize collaboration and interaction with the business. Travel may be required.

Own is dedicated to creating an environment where employees thrive, which is why base pay is only one part of the total compensation package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work. This role may also be eligible for unlimited PTO, generous medical benefits, a 401(k) savings plan with a 4% employer match, discretionary bonuses/incentives, and stock options. We also offer catered lunches in the office five days a week, a full fitness center, and free shuttle bus service to and from New York City.

Creating an environment where employees thrive also means making sure every employee feels accepted. As we scale to help all types of companies protect precious data, our team must reflect the diversity we serve. Own is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe that every employee in the company brings a unique perspective that they can and should contribute in order to make an impact every day. We strive to be one team and one culture that builds trust through transparency. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.

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What are Own Company Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
In-person revenue kickoff
Summer hours
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
OwnBackup's 401(k) savings plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 4%.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Unlimited PTO for all employees, globally
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
OwnBackup provides catered lunches Monday through Friday
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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