Multiverse • New York City

Global Payroll Manager, USA

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We’re on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders. We do that through professional apprenticeships because we believe learning on-the-job creates a more equitable and successful path to careers. We find, train and support talented individuals, wherever they are in their career journey, and equip them with the in-demand tech, software engineering, and data skills to transform their careers and deliver a better route to growth for their employers.

We’ve had some big achievements. We hit 10,000 apprentices in our community - and counting. We launched one of the largest data apprenticeship programs in the UK with Jaguar Land Rover, and we’ve partnered with companies like Mars, Verizon and CitiBank. Not to forget becoming a mission-driven EdTech unicorn after our $220m Series D.

But we aren’t stopping here. Join Multiverse and build the future of learning at work.

The opportunity

We are seeking a highly organised and detail-oriented Global Payroll Manager to join our People Operations team. You will work closely with our Finance team and be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll for all employees, compliance with federal and state regulations, and ensuring all payroll-related transactions are recorded properly in the accounting system. You will help to create new processes and systems to ensure we are set-up for success as we scale across both the UK and the USA. The ideal candidate will not only be a payroll expert, but also be excited about being the first Payroll Manager in a fast-growing international scale-up.

Specifically, you will:

  • Manage our UK, US and International payroll processes

  • Lead on the development and implementation of payroll-related policies and procedures

  • Head-up all technical components of our compensation processes including salary reviews, commission schemes and bonus schemes

  • Operationalise our equity offering along with compliance related filing in relation to employee equity scheme

  • Maintain employee payroll records, including tax forms, wage deductions, and changes in employee status

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, including tax laws and labor laws and stay up-to-date with changes in payroll regulations and requirements

  • Coordinate with People team to ensure accurate and timely processing of new hires, terminations, and other employee changes

  • Prepare and distribute payroll reports to management and other stakeholders

  • Manage relationships with external vendors, such as payroll processors, benefits providers, and tax agencies

  • Ensure proper recording of payroll-related transactions in the accounting system

  • Deal with all reimbursement and expense requests

About you:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in payroll processing and management

  • Ideally a background in accounting, finance, or related field

  • Previous experience of building out payroll processes from scratch

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations

  • Experience with payroll software and accounting systems

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee information

Salary Information:

The base salary range for this role is $106,500-$119,000.


  • Time off - 20 days of PTO, plus 10 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days, 3 days for our December company switch off and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 11 federal holidays per year

  • Health & Wellness- Health Insurance with Aetna, access to One Medical, life insurance through Metlife, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Family benefits - Up to 16 weeks' continuous, fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers and up to 4 weeks' fully paid leave for secondary caregivers as well as access to family planning support through Kindbody

  • Hybrid work offering - with access to our New York office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Work from anywhere scheme
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.

We asked employees of Multiverse how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Multiverse

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States