Coinbase is hiring a

Senior Payroll Analyst


At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. 
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0. 
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

Coinbase is looking for a Senior Payroll Analyst to strengthen our North America Payroll Team. This role will report to the Director, Global Payroll and will be responsible for hands-on management of full-cycle processing of US multi-state payroll. If you are a dynamic individual with the motivation to run a business-critical process and have a desire to grow with a fast-paced collaborative organization, this position at Coinbase is for you!

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Act as champion for the payroll team and intervene on matters that create roadblocks to individual or organizational success.
  • Manage full-cycle US and Canadian payroll processing and assist with exempt and non-exempt payroll transactions on a periodic basis.
  • Strong multistate tax and payroll compliance experience.
  • Assist with internal/external payroll audits and compliance reporting including 401(k) and Workers Compensation.
  • Ensure the processing of off-cycle payments for terminations by timely preparing and administering final checks within state regulatory guidelines.
  • Process manual tax adjustments, quarter-end adjustments, and year-end adjustments.
  • Assists with reconciling W-2's and other year-end activities.
  • Work closely with the Equity team to review and process all equity related transactions via payroll. Ensure payroll and equity records/processes maintain compliance with applicable laws and company policies.
  • Ensure that payroll taxes are reconciled and remitted to the proper tax agency on time.
  • Drive standardization and continuous improvement of payroll operations.
  • Oversight in payroll related input into month and quarter-end close activities; including but not limited to understanding payroll GL. reporting, journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Assist with driving and maintaining vendor SLAs.
  • Assist and drive internal SLAs for employee and internal business partner payroll inquiries.
  • Perform other payroll relevant duties as assigned.

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 8+ years experience with payroll.
  • Experience with ADP WFN  and other major Payroll and ERP systems (e.g. Workday, NetSuite).
  • Strong understanding of full cycle payroll.
  • Payroll experience in US  with the capacity to learn other countries.
  • Strong multistate tax and payroll compliance experience.
  • Experience with U.S. federal and state taxation relating to equity compensation.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to deliver accurate results under strict deadlines.
  • Experience with SOX compliance and procedures.
  • Highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or solid years of experience.
  • Experience with Shareworks or similar equity administration software.
  • Highly analytical with working knowledge of general payroll protocols and accounting principles.
  • Concise and effective communicator, verbal and written, with teammates and various levels of leadership as well as external parties.
  • Excels in growth environments; versatile, capable of managing multiple projects and able to manage project plans, dependencies, and milestones.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Nice to haves:

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation.
  • Canada payroll experience.
  • Experience with various Finance Operations roles.
  • Experience with G-Suite.
  • Experience with Shareworks.

PID: P47974

Pay Transparency Notice:  Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range from $113,900 to $134,000 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  For US applicants, you may view Pay TransparencyEmployee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. 

Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to accommodations[at] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here).

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