Global Payroll Manager at A Cloud Guru

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We’re a company founded by engineers, comprised of engineers, building the world’s largest cloud learning and transformation platform with a bold mission – giving individuals and businesses the chance to change their trajectory. Our fun and engaging courses have helped more than 1 MILLION engineers learn to cloud, and we’re just getting started.

Working at A Cloud Guru

We’re a smart, quirky, tight-knit team who’s passionate about our purpose, who works hard, learns together, and laughs together. We look for people who are excited to work with purpose, who can add their own unique quirkiness to our own. We’re proud to say we champion diversity and are committed to making coming to work an enjoyable experience for all.

Our Values

Champion our customers: We connect with and truly care about our customers

Be thoughtful but decisive: We move swiftly and confidently with grounded logic

Learn all the things: We bring insatiable curiosity to our roles every day

Be hungry, stay humble: We always bring our A-game, never our ego

Keep it fun: Above all, have fun and make 'em smile!

 

Our people matter to us. We understand that everyone has family, friends and interests outside of their careers so our employees can access a whole host of perks and benefits that include:

  • 4 weeks of PTO per year
  • Generous gender neutral paid parental leave
  • Family Planning Benefit
  • A Cloud Guru Idea Hours - We set aside 2 hours per week to learn something new!
  • Catered lunch three times a week
  • A well-stocked fridge and kitchen
  • Quarterly continuing education budget
The Global Payroll Manager

As the Global Payroll Manager, you will work with our small (but mighty) accounting team to support ACG's rapid growth. Following the recent acquisition of Linux Academy, our finance and accounting team is working to integrate systems and streamline processes. The Payroll Manager will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of accounting for payroll, benefits and related activities across our three global offices. 

In this role you’ll get to:
  • Manage US, UK and Australia payroll processing
  • Play key role in the initial legal entity setup and payroll accounting processes as we expand to new countries and states
  • Work with service providers and insurance carriers to ensure accuracy and scalability as the company continues to grow
  • Assist in the process of unifying A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy's payroll processes and systems
  • Work on special projects with cross-functional business partners
  • Work with a hilarious Finance & Accounting team
We are looking for someone who can:
  • Maintain accurate and detailed subledgers for payroll related balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Work with service providers and insurance carriers to ensure accuracy and scalability as the company continues to grow
  • Manage processing of payroll tax filings and ensure overall compliance with US federal and state reporting requirements
  • Manage process of 401(k) elections, employee communication, annual 401(k) audit, and related tax filings
  • Manage process of FSA/HSA contributions and employee level account reconciliations
  • Manage and update worker's compensation policies and lead on-going worker's compensation audits
  • Manage the process of preparing annual employee/non-employee payroll statements (W-2, 1099 and IRS forms)
  • Work proactively to identify problems or inefficiencies, and present possible solutions
  • Assist with payroll account reconciliations as needed
If you have the following experience, we'd love to hear from you!
  • 3 - 5+ years' of payroll / accounting experience
  • Experience with Bamboo, ADP, Netsuite or similar platforms 
  • Experience managing payroll for multiple countries
  • Proven experience working efficiently across departments
  • Previous experience in collaborative, high-growth environments is highly advantageous
  • Experience working with SaaS or subscription-based customers (preferred)
  • Experience with accounting software migration and integration (a plus)

Does this sound like you? Want to help us teach the world to cloud? Get in touch, we’d love to talk!

Our crew

Our team is spread across the globe, primarily in the US, Australia and the UK. This role will be based in our offices in Austin, Texas. While we do have remote workers, this role requires you to be in our Austin, TX office.

A Cloud Guru is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome all to join the team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. At A Cloud Guru, we champion diversity and know that an inclusive environment is critical to our success.

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Location

Feed off the energy of Downtown Austin. Sit in the grass of the Capital, talk business over Medici coffee, and become a regular at a local lunch spot!

An Insider's view of A Cloud Guru

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is very open and laid back, but also fun! You can just tell that everyone is happy to be here. You can feel the positive energy. We all joke around, but we still get work done - and do it well. Everyone is really good at their job and really passionate. We kick some booty.

Montana

Finance Guru

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m thrilled to work on projects that offer custom solutions for our customers. Whether I’m curating content for their specific roles or partnering with Training Architects to build personalized webinars, each project is really special because it’s created specifically for our learners to support them in their day to day efforts.

Christina

Marketing Guru

What makes someone successful on your team?

Throughout the company everyone, regardless of the team they are on, strives to help each other. Technical Editors craft content from the perspective of the student. Video editors make content look amazing. Designers craft awesome images and designs to support our courses. If you have ideas, ACG is a place where everyone helps them come to life.

Karlos

Training Architect

What is your vision for the company?

Cloud is the future and we're here to send as many into that future as we can. We set them up to achieve remarkable things and build a brighter tomorrow. Our vision is to chart the course to cloud maturity for businesses and individuals. We accelerate their journey and power their competitive advantage.

Lady

Chief Doggo Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It makes a difference when you can get out of bed in the morning selling something that’s doing actual good. Organizations all over the world, of all sizes, in every industry, are facing a major challenge and opportunity with cloud. We reach out to these businesses with real value, because we have a product they need.

Madeline

Sales Guru

What are A Cloud Guru Perks + Benefits

A Cloud Guru Benefits Overview

We treat our people well, simply because it's the right thing to do.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
To celebrate our value 'Be Hungry, Stay Humble' we plan a day of charity each year. We volunteer around the city, and are active environmentalists.
Partners with Nonprofits
Our vision is to enable anyone, anywhere to become a cloud guru. We live this by partnering with nonprofits like Women Who Code and gifting money to all employees to donate to charity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We stay connected through our Culture Committees, A Proud Guru, Anti-racism DIG (Diversity and Inclusion Groups), and Women-In-Tech DIG.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
From ex-6th street bar owners to ex-Silicon Valley, our management team, lead by our fearless leader and President Katie Bullard, is not only diverse in gender, but also background.
Unconscious bias training
All employees go through unconscious bias training annually, as well as when they become a people manager and interviewer. Plus we have tons of bias reminders trickled into our day-to-day.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our anti-racism and women in tech groups are the first of our employee resource groups. We also have A Proud Guru lead by our LGBTQIA community!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We use Greenhouse Inclusion which is paid software to help remove unconscious bias from our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Put aside up to $2,700 bucks to spend on yourself, or $5,000 on your dependents. $$$
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee dental up to a cap dollar amount.
Vision Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee vision, up to a cap dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance plans that fit your needs, whether it’s just you or you’re supporting a family.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
From free headspace licenses and daily meditation to our Employee Assistance Program and manager hotline, wellness means physical AND mental health!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of parental leave, so go on and have a little one.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Restricted work hours
Company sponsored family events
Work to live, don't live to work!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Even when your office is your living room, it can be good to get away from it. All Gurus get four weeks paid time off, 10 sick days, and enough holidays to make a banker blush.
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off for all major holidays
Paid Sick Days
Sorry you're sick. Here's 80 hours of paid sick leave a year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Are you a train or bus person? When we're in the office, we offer free parking for our drivers, and if you're a walker we reward you with $125 monthly stipend.
Company Outings
Get to know the Gurus with good times, like get-togethers inspired by our values, virtual drawing sessions, or a socially distanced drive-in movie.
Free Daily Meals
Family lunch is our favorite office tradition. When we are in the office we don't eat at our desks, we eat together.
Stocked Kitchen
We eat a lot of cheese, and have heated debates over LaCroix vs Waterloo. The hard-boiled eggs are a bit watery, but people eat 'em!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We have your Downtown parking covered. We offer paid garage parking nearby the office.
Pet Friendly
Our office doggo Lady will greet you at the door and steal food out of your trashcan.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
If you walk, train, or bus to work, you get money monthly that can be put towards a gym membership.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
To make WFH a little more awesome, you get $$$ to build out or improve your home office set up.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Training is in our DNA. Every Guru is given $250 a quarter to spend on professional development, and given 2 hours EVERY week to put aside their daily work to focus on training.
Tuition Reimbursement
Gurus get $1000 annually to use towards any personal development including tuition, textbooks, and classes.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Improve your sales skills, branding skills, learn how to not get your passwords stolen, figure out what the heck is going on with your benefits... we love a good lunch and learn!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Every Friday for 2 hours, we put down our normal work and spend time learning something new.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Within months of joining, all Gurus take their Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, so that we can empathize with our students. After that, use your training budget for all the certs you need!

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were always really proud of the in-office experience we created for people. The space, the location, and what we offered internally was really key. Then COVID happened, and that all went out the window. That's why it was important for us to recreate this experience virtually for our new hires and our existing team. We wanted to take our best-in-class office experience and make it a best-in-class at home experience.

To learn more about our remote culture and perks, check out this article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-guru-launches-new-wfh-perks-benefi…

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