Paddle • UK - Remote

Senior Global Payroll Specialist (FTC - maternity cover)

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

What do we do?

Paddle offers SaaS companies a completely different approach to their payment infrastructure. Instead of assembling and maintaining a complex stack of payments-related apps and services, we’re a Merchant of Record for our customers. That means we take away 100% of the pain of payment fragmentation. It’s faster, safer, cheaper, and, above all, way better.

We’re backed by investors including KKR, FTV Capital, Kindred, Notion, and 83North and serve over 3000 software sellers in 245 territories globally.

The Role:

In this role you will have full ownership of the scalable systems and controls. You will be working with, and managing our global third party payroll providers as well as manage our worldwide employers of records. You will form part of a very dynamic and energetic finance team and report directly to our Director of Finance Operations..

We are an ACCA Approved Employer, which recognises us as an organisation committed to providing L&D opportunities to ACCA members and trainees.

What you'll do:

  • Manage the monthly payroll cycles and work closely with the People Team to capture and submit payroll changes.

  • Coordinate our global payroll providers and validate all the payroll changes were correctly processed to ensure an optimal Paddle employee experience.

  • Ensuring Payroll payments, related taxes and benefits are included and completed accurately.

  • Work closely with our Treasury and Banking team to ensure all payments go out timely and accurately.

  • Capturing the payroll through journal entries and reconciling the respective related balance sheet accounts.

  • Be the first point of contact, providing excellent employee experience, by supporting our Paddlers with any questions related to payroll, pension, 401K or other related payroll queries.

  • Look for efficiency in process improvement and implement accordingly.

  • Manage payroll vendors and oversee bi-monthly and monthly payroll processing across international locations (12+ countries)

  • Keep track of and submit monthly salary changes, variable compensation, and applicable deductions to local payroll vendors

  • Review payroll reports for accuracy and reconcile any pay data discrepancies or errors

  • Ensure payroll vendors and appropriate parties (People Team, Finance) adhere to deadlines

We'd love to hear from you:

  • You have proven experience managing global, multi-payroll provider relationships

  • Manage stakeholders well

  • You have experience working with third-party providers in multiple territories (including EOR, PEO)

  • You are passionate about working with people and have an eye for detail.

  • Are knowledgeable and have experience with global payroll legislation and taxes.

  • You are proactive and enjoy taking ownership.

Everyone is welcome at Paddle

At Paddle, we’re committed to removing invisible barriers, both for our customers and within our own teams. We recognise and celebrate that every Paddler is unique and we welcome every individual perspective. As an inclusive employer, we don’t care if, or where, you studied, what you look like or where you’re from. We’re more interested in your craft, curiosity, passion for learning and what you’ll add to our culture. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t match every part of the job ad, especially if you’re part of an underrepresented group.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to better support you through the application process and in the workplace. We will do everything we can to support any accommodations needed. We’re committed to building a diverse team where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. Let’s grow together.

Why you’ll love working at Paddle

We are a diverse, growing group of Paddlers across the globe who pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative and respectful culture.

We live and breathe our values, which are:

Exceptional Together

Execute with impact

Better than Yesterday

We offer a full suite of benefits, including attractive salaries, stock options, retirement plans, private healthcare and well-being initiatives.

We are a ‘digital-first’ company, which means you can work remotely, from one of our stylish hubs, or even a bit of both! We offer all team members unlimited holidays and 4 months of paid family leave regardless of gender. We invest in learning and will help you with your personal development via constant exposure to new challenges, an annual learning fund, and regular internal and external training.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
L&D budget
Equity packages
Work from home stipend
Mental Health Support
Office disability facilities
Faith and meditation space
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very 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 find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Paddle

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, UK

Funding levels


Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
1st – Medium companies

1st – Medium companies

Flexa100 2023
Saas & Dev Software

Saas & Dev Software

Industry awards 2022