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Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

At Similarweb, we are revolutionizing the way businesses interact with the digital world by revealing to them everything that happens online.

Our unique data and solutions empower over 4,300 customers globally, including industry giants like Google, eBay, and Adidas, to make game-changing decisions that drive their digital strategies. In 2021, we went public on the New York Stock Exchange, and we continue to reach new heights! Come work alongside Similarwebbers across the globe who are bright, curious, practical and good people.

We’re looking for a talented Payroll Specialist to take ownership of the US payroll process, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and compliance. Payroll will be a significant focus of the position, especially initially. As you gain experience, you will also play a key role in assisting with various other accounting functions.

Payroll responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll, including managing payroll schedules, and designing and implementing processes such as hire-to-retire, payroll controls, benefits and 401(k) setups and reconciliations.
  • Perform duties which require an understanding of the company’s payroll policies and procedures and collaborate with teams on cross-functional projects.
  • Be the point of contact for the entire North America region for all payroll-related questions, playing a key role for the employees.
  • Manage all time & attendance, including trainings for employees and managers.
  • Maintain and establish payroll controls in compliance with SOX and internal control policies.
  • Analyze payroll data to increase visibility and accuracy such as $ and HC fluctuation, comparison of payroll system to HR records, and growth analysis.
  • Post month end payroll entries to the company’s accounting system, NetSuite.
  • Calculate payroll accruals, such as PTO and commissions.
  • Process specialty off-cycle payrolls, such as equity (ESPP/RSUs), fringe, etc.

Other accounting functions may include:

  • Month and quarter-end closing tasks.
  • Supporting internal and external audits.
  • Assisting with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.

This role will be part of the US Accounting Team located in the Burlington, MA office and will report to the US Controller.

This is the perfect job for someone who has:

  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting.
  • B.S. Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required, with advanced skills in Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, IF statements) a must!
  • Knowledge of payroll requirements for processing payroll, equity transactions, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with payroll federal and state laws.
  • Experience with ADP TotalSource platform (PEO) and NetSuite ERP software - a plus.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented with a high level of analytical and professional skills.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to analyze data to determine whether results are as expected and question discrepancies.
  • Ability to work independently to prioritize and successfully complete multiple tasks with strict internal and external deadlines

**At Similarweb, collaborating with our colleagues in-office creates a more connected, unified culture. Our best work is a product of our face-to-face collaboration, with the ability to work partially from home.**

About the team:
Our finance team is located in Israel HQ offices and the US, managing all accounting-related matters globally for all the company’s locations, including payroll, tax and regulatory compliance, reporting, and many more. As we are a “one-stop shop” for accounting and finance, we take pride in our professionalism in multiple disciplinary areas, our knowledge sharing between the members of the team and most importantly our warm (and fun) work relations. Every member who will join will feel right at home and find out how much we learn from each other, and we are looking forward to enriching our family!

Why you’ll love being a Similarwebber:
You’ll actually love the product you work with: Our customers aren’t our only raving fans. When we asked our employees why they chose to come work at Similarweb, 99% of them said “the product.” Imagine how exciting your job is when you get to work with the most powerful digital intelligence platform in the world.

You’ll find a home for your big ideas: We encourage an open dialogue and empower employees to bring their ideas to the table. You’ll find the resources you need to take initiative and create meaningful change within the organization.

We offer competitive perks & benefits: We take your well-being seriously and offer competitive compensation packages to all employees. We also put a strong emphasis on community, with regular team outings and happy hours.

You can grow your career in any direction you choose: Interested in becoming a VP or want to transition into a different department? Whether it’s Career Week, personalized coaching, or our ongoing learning solutions, you’ll find all the tools and opportunities you need to develop your career right here.

Diversity isn’t just a buzzword: People want to work in a place where they can be themselves. We strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the communities we serve, where everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We are committed to inclusivity across race, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, spirituality, identity, and experience. We believe our culture of equality and mutual respect also helps us better understand and serve our customers in a world that is becoming more global, more diverse, and more digital every day.

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