Upgrade is a fintech company that provides affordable and responsible credit, mobile banking, and payment products to everyday consumers. We were the fastest growing company in the Americas last year according to the Financial Times and Upgrade Card was the fastest growing credit card in America two years in a row. We have delivered over $25 billion in affordable and responsible credit to our 2.7M customers. The company is backed by some of the most prominent technology investors and was recently valued at $6.3B.

We have built an energizing, collaborative and inclusive culture where team members help each other, learn and innovate to move the company and its customers in the right direction, and own the outcome of their efforts.

Upgrade has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” three years in a row, “Top Companies to work for in Arizona” and one of the "Best Engineering Department" awarded annually by Comparably. We've also received recognition for being a best company for Diversity, Women, Culture, and Veterans.

We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and delivering new and better products to join a team of 1600 talented and dedicated professionals. Come work with us if you like to tackle big problems and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.

 


About the Role:

The Payroll Tax and Benefits Analyst works closely with the FP&A leader, Payroll Manager and other members of the Finance and People Operations teams to support the payroll, benefits, and expense processes. The ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years of relevant experience and/or meet educational requirements, attention to detail, strong payroll ethics, and ability to manage confidential information. This role will be based in our San Francisco office in a hybrid capacity.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Prepare / Review US and Canada retirement and benefits reconciliations. Work with the Payroll and People Operations team to resolve disconnects
  • Prepare and review monthly US and Canada retirement and benefits reconciliations while working with the Payroll and People Operations team to resolve disconnects.
  • Lead the annual 401k audit.
  • Coordinate with third-party vendor for tax registration
  • Provide ad hoc support and assistance to the payroll team during bi-weekly payroll and monthly bonus payroll
  • Assist the accounting team with identifying and resolving payroll GL issues
  • Identify opportunities for simplification and automation
  • Support other departments as needed with queries related to payroll and benefits transactions
  • Assist with process documentation as well as in-house non-standard process documentation 
  • Assist with special projects as assigned

 

What We Look For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related fields and/or 5-7 years of related work experience
  • Advanced MS Office skills user required (basic formula, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables)
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Intern co-op experience in business finance/accounting
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Team player with proven leadership experience and ability to work cross-functionally

 

Nice to Have:

  • Workday experience
  • Canadian & US cross-border payroll tax experience

 

What We Offer You: 

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Flexible PTO
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health & wellness initiatives

 

The compensation range of this position in San Francisco, CA is USD $100,000-$115,000 annually plus equity and benefits. Within this range, an individual's base pay will be dependent on a variety of factors, including without limitation, job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience.

 

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Identifiers Including name, address, email, telephone number, social security number, driver license number, passport number, and other personal identifying information. Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, including demographic information and other personal information obtained during the application process, such as gender, race, national origin. Professional or employment-related information, such as salary/compensation and benefits packages, other relocation or job preferences, prior background, experience, skills, and other information in support of your application, reference information, other information obtained through background checks, including employment, credit, and criminal history. Education Information. Any other information you provide as a part of  recruitment, job application, or interview process. 

 

Purposes for Collecting Personal Information:

To consider qualifications, skills, and interest for employment. To communicate with you during the recruitment and interview process. To conduct background checks and verify your information if you are offered employment. To provide compensation, including payroll, and  administer stock options and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, commuter, and retirement benefits. To provide human resources services and conduct performance evaluations. To monitor work eligibility including work-related licenses, credentials, training, and eligibility to work in the United States. To improve recruitment and interview processes and  ensure a safe and efficient working environment. To comply with applicable legal or regulatory requirements including state and federal company reporting obligations.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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