Global Payroll Manager

Employer Provided Salary: 85,000-100,000 Annually
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Company at a Glance

OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. We do this by making digital advertising markets and technologies that are designed to deliver optimal value to publishers and advertisers on every ad served across all screens.

At OpenX, we have built a team that is uniquely experienced in designing and operating high-scale ad marketplaces, and we are constantly on the lookout for thoughtful, creative executors who are as fascinated as we are about finding new ways to apply a blend of market design, technical innovation, operational excellence, and empathetic partner service to the frontiers of digital advertising.

The Global Payroll Manager will have a prominent role in this fast-paced company, including discovery and development of policies and best practices, and ensuring accuracy with current payroll processes. This role will lead opportunities to upgrade internal controls and efficient processes with a focus on accuracy and quality of employee service.

The Global Payroll Manager is responsible for processing multi-state domestic and international payroll. The position will report to the Sr Director of People Operations and will partner with the Finance Department and Legal Departments to ensure accurate end-to-end leadership and processing of payroll. The Global Payroll Manager will also manage relationships with external vendors on system implementations, interfaces, upgrades and enhancements.


  • Manage the semi-monthly and monthly payroll function for 200+ U.S. employees and collaborate with international payroll partners in Poland, UK, Japan, Australia and Singapore. 
  • Collaborate with People Partners, Recruiting and Benefits Managers to ensure payroll accurately reflects updates within the cycle.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate payroll processing, processing time records, maintaining payroll control records, and calculating compensation.
  • Provide payroll and compensation reporting to support monthly close, year-end audits, quarterly tax filings, financial KPI’s and ad hoc management analysis.
  • Support the People and Finance teams with audit selections- payslips, reports, employee records, etc.
  • Review and lead current payroll processes to align with best practices. Seek opportunities to upgrade internal controls and create more efficient process flows, with attention to the accuracy and quality of employee service.
  • Ensure payroll and tax compliance standards are applied for federal and state regulatory requirements and work with international vendors to ensure the same. 
  • Assist with registering new state locations/accounts.
  • Maintain accurate and complete employee records and payroll documentation to support regulatory, legal and audit compliance.
  • Lead system upgrades and enhancements to improve interface between HRIS, ERP and third-party payroll systems.
  • Support the 401k administrative function, working with the benefits manager on annual 401k audit fieldwork.
  • Research complex payroll issues, drawing on expertise from online research tools, the legal and tax departments and external service providers. 
  • Manage employee questions and follow-up emails, maintain the payroll inbox, and provide employee learning opportunities pertaining to payroll and tax changes.
  • Facilitate ADP WorkForce Now training with employees, interns, and HR team- Time entry, withholding election updates, retrieving payroll documents. 


  • Must have minimum of 5+ years of payroll experience and relevant management experience
  • Must have experience working with a payroll size of 300+ employees, including multi-state and international
  • Strong understanding of best practices and procedures for the payroll function
  • Ability to apply knowledge of federal, state and international regulations
  • Must be team-oriented with a positive attitude
  • Proficiency with ADP Workforce Now required
  • Highly proficient technical skills (Microsoft Outlook - Excel) requiredFamiliarity with Google Suite (Mail, Calendar, Docs, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree with a major or emphasis in accounting or related field preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred


Our five company values form a solid bedrock serving to define us as a group and guide the company. Our values remind us that how we do things often matters as much as what we do.


We are one team. There are no exceptions. We are a group of strong and diverse individuals unified by a shared mission. We embrace challenges and win together as a team. We respect and care about our colleagues and cultivate an inclusive culture


We innovate on behalf of our customers. We understand, respect, and listen carefully to our customers. We build great products to solve our customers’ problems. We manage our customers’ expectations clearly and honestly. We are a trusted partner to all of our customers - we act with integrity at all times. We care.


We are all owners of OpenX

We all have a voice to improve OpenX

We stake our personal and professional reputations on the excellence of our work

We are not interested in just "doing our jobs"; we take ownership to drive results


We understand and respect what each of us does. We are eager to teach and share what we know with others, both internally and externally. We are eager to learn from others and we ask questions internally and externally. 


We take responsible risks and own and learn from our mistakes. We recognize and repeat success. We actively seek out and provide constructive feedback. We adapt quickly and embrace change. We tackle growth and learning with real urgency. We are endlessly curious.

OpenX is committed to equal employment opportunities.

It is a fundamental principle at OpenX not to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity/transgender status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and other protected characteristic as established by law.

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Chicago, IL

What are OpenX Technologies Perks + Benefits

OpenX Technologies Benefits Overview

We care about keeping everyone happy, healthy, and engaged wherever you may be in the world. We believe in benefits that improve life inside and outside of work. It's why we design our practices, policies, and perks to be flexible and support your individuality—and we evolve them as things change for you or your family. 

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

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