Payroll Manager

February 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:$117,000—$141,000
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Working Time:Full time
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As the Global Payroll Manager at Bungie, you will lead a comprehensive payroll function overseeing a diverse workforce of 1,400 employees across the U.S., Netherlands, Japan, and Canada. This role demands a seasoned professional with 7+ years of multi-state and international payroll experience, a deep understanding of tax compliance, and a proven record of successfully managing complex payroll operations. Our ideal candidate is an analytical and collaborative leader, with a deep knowledge of payroll regulations. We also value integrity, team spirit, and strong organizational skills.


  • Manage end-to-end payroll processes for 1,400+ employees across multiple U.S. states, the Netherlands, Japan, and Canada.
  • Oversee payroll for various jurisdictions, ensuring accurate processing, tax set-ups, and compliance.
  • Spearhead all aspects of tax compliance, conducting research and staying updated on local, state, federal, and international guidelines.
  • Validate employee and employer payroll liabilities and payments, ensuring compliance and accuracy.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance for team members, managers, and internal/external partners regarding payroll inquiries, records, and deductions.
  • Supervise and lead a team of payroll professionals, fostering a collaborative and efficient work environment.
  • Work closely with HR to ensure accurate and timely updates for employee changes.
  • Partner with and support other cross-functional teams across the organization.
  • Establish a monthly and transactional control review process to ensure payroll processes comply with established internal controls.
  • Take the lead in communicating with staff on pay-related matters, addressing queries, and providing transparent information.
  • Ensure the Payroll Team fields employee payroll-related questions promptly and provides clear and concise information.
  • Manage internal/external audits as well as government agency requests.
  • Recommend Workday system enhancements and improvements.
  • Develop tactical plans for optimizing resources within the Payroll Team, including training and backfill opportunities.

  • 7+ years of progressive payroll experience, with a focus on multi-state and international payroll processing.
  • In-depth knowledge of local, state, federal, and international tax guidelines.
  • CPP and/or Canadian PCP/CPM Certification
  • Experience with Workday or other modern ERP systems, with a keen interest in recommending system enhancements.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex payroll information.
  • Meticulous, analytical mindset, and a focus on accuracy in payroll processing.
  • Excellent organizational and collaboration skills, diligence, and ability to multi-task under tight deadlines.

  • Workday Payroll Experience
  • Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly).

    This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

    In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.

    Bellevue Pay Range

    $117,000—$141,000 USD

    Bungie full-time (non-contract) employees in the U.S. also receive:

  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked
  • Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.

    So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!

    Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie's remote policy is subject to change at the company's discretion.

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