Senior Payroll Accountant

Remote from
Job level
Finance & Legal
Job type
Full Time,
Opening date
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

About Instacart

Instacart invites the world to share love through food. This is how homemade is made.

Actively Hiring

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Are you a data driven and detail oriented payroll professional? Do you like process improvement? Enjoy transforming data into something that impacts employees positively? This role will have a heavy focus on analytics and reporting and is responsible for payroll accounting month end close, year-end preparation, quarterly payroll tax filing, jurisdictional compliance and data accuracy, and reconciliation across systems. We are looking for a data-driven payroll expert with a keen attention to detail to help drive process improvement and maintain compliance.


  • Maintain data accuracy between and reconciliation of all payroll-related systems (including but not limited to payroll processing and wage funding, tax filing, garnishment, accounting and equity systems)
  • Perform testing and assist with implementation of tools, systems and enhancements as needed
  • Partner crossfuntionally to compile data for various benefits and compliance audits
  • Serve as point person for and preparer of all payroll-related ad hoc reporting requests
  • Responsible for timely and accurate posting of all payroll-related journal entries for month end close and reconciliation of payroll-owned GL accounts in accordance with the organizations’ month end close schedule, policies and procedures
  • Prepare fluctuation analysis and comments for financial package on payroll-related accounts
  • Research and resolve complicated payroll issues at both the employee and company level
  • Assist with year-end statement preparation and tax filing
  • Balance quarterly payroll data in Workday to payroll tax returns and GL
  • Serve as subject matter expert and/or point of escalation for members of the payroll processing team as needed. Payroll processing may sometimes be required
  • Maintain GL mapping accuracy between various payroll processing systems and Oracle accounting system


  • At least 3 years of payroll related experience, international payroll is a plus
  • Experience with and understanding of payroll accounting and how payroll expenses translate to the general ledger
  • In-depth knowledge of state and federal payroll and tax regulations
  • Hands-on experience with various payroll software (Workday preferred)
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skill-level (knowledge of vlookups, pivots tables, sumifs required)
  • Excellent analytical skills and high attention to detail, very strong reconciliation skills required
  • The ability to work in a high growth environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, manage time and accept changing priorities
  • Team player with excellent customer service and communication skills
  • BS in Accounting, Finance or relevant field a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

For US based candidates, the base pay ranges for a successful candidate are listed below.

$103,500$115,000 USD
$99,000$110,000 USD
$94,500$105,000 USD
All other states
$86,400$96,000 USD

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This is a Full Time role.