Payroll Lead

Payroll Lead


We are looking for an experienced Payroll Lead to own our entire payroll function! You will be part of Top Hat’s Finance/Operations team, helping to manage, develop and change processes related to payroll and benefits. We are looking for a diligent professional with a passion for people and the drive to make a career in payroll, benefits, and beyond.

This is a 100% remote role.

You Will:

  • You will be the primary owner of all things related to payroll and benefits, including best practices
  • You will be designing, implementing, and building the company’s entire global payroll function as it expands
  • You will ensure that the company is up to date with payroll compliance and tax filings in Canada, United States, Australia, and Europe
  • You will oversee employee benefits plan design and administration
  • You will ensure that our employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner
  • You will work closely with HR and Finance to ensure all employee documentation is accurate and compiled on time for processing
  • You will ensure payroll data, including bonuses, vacation, and variable compensation accruals, are reflected accurately in the accounting system
  • You will assist in variable compensation and stock option plan administration
  • You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve payroll and benefits issues
  • You will lead the integration of new HRIS with our payroll software and also the consolidation of all US/CA payroll under one software system


  • Have 5-7 years of experience in a finance/accounting or payroll/benefits role in a company with 200+ employees
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree or college diploma in a related field
  • CPA, CHRP, PCP or CPM certification is an asset
  • Have significant experience with payroll systems and Human Resource Information Systems (ADP and TriNet experience is an asset)
  • Experience with United States labour law and payroll
  • Are interested in emerging technologies and are always looking for improvement and efficiency in processes
  • Have strong project management skills
  • Thrive in a customer service role
  • Are detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Are deadline driven and work well under pressure
  • Love a startup environment where you are given freedom to take the reigns, and you adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions


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