Global Payroll Director

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What Mongodb is looking for in applicants

The database market is massive (IDC estimates it to be $121B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

Due to the continued growth (in 30+ countries and close to 4,000 employees), we are looking for a Director of Global Payroll  to help us scale our payroll operations. This  role will be critical in executing our company-wide employee growth initiatives as well as providing excellent support to our employee base.

You will get the opportunity to use your expert payroll knowledge  to ensure continuing compliance as a company  and in your day to day collaborations  with Regional HR, Accounting and other departments. This position requires a driven individual with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to embrace and drive change in a fast growing environment. 

This role can be based out of our New York City office or remotely along the East Coast.


  • Fully own the global payroll operations in our Americas, EMEA and APAC regions while setting up a strategic vision to help us prepare for a 10,000 employee global headcount
  • Manage the relationships and monitor the effectiveness of all global payroll service providers while assessing the need for change when we have outgrown a partnership. 
  • Drive implementation of payroll processes as part of future  international expansion efforts
  • Oversee global payroll processing, including ensuring accurate and efficient process, compliance with domestic and foreign securities regulations and tax requirements
  • Partner with Compensation and  the Stock Administration teams to manage stock-based compensation processing in payroll, including stock option exercises, RSUs and ESPP, to ensure payroll tax compliance
  • When needed develop additional  payroll procedures, controls and ensure streamlined preparation, documentation, and disbursement of payroll-related payments
  • Scale processes to enhance payroll operational efficiency including the design and implementation of internal controls and maintain payroll policies and procedures
  • Recommend and implement new approaches, policies and procedures that affect continual improvements in efficiency of services performed
  • Partner with MongoDB’s inhouse tax team and external tax consultants  to ensure we remain current on new legislation and regulatory rulings impacting payroll
  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements to ensure compliance 

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance / Accounting, or related discipline
  • 12+ years of experience in payroll operations, with specific experience in a global, multi-national, publicly-traded company
  • Strong background in international payroll as well as expertise in US federal, state, and local payroll taxation
  • Experience in a high volume company supporting a population of 10k+ employees preferably
  • Experience with processing equity transactions globally (RSUs, ESPP or Stock Options is preferable)
  • Strong project management experience and drive to streamline processes at scale
  • Experience onboarding new payroll vendors and transitioning global payroll to different systems
  • Experience with Google Applications and advance level of proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional business partners, internal/external stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with ADP WFN, ADP Streamline and SuccessFactors (HRIS system) is a plus
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred 

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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