Payroll Manager
Appian Corporation
 Tysons, VA


Financial accounting position responsible for administration and management of full cycle payroll for a

1,000+ employee, multinational organization.


  • Manage the process of monthly multinational payrolls and semi monthly US payrolls

  • Provide payroll processing backup support globally

  • Develop, mentor and supervise day to day work of payroll staff

  • Manage multi-state and local jurisdiction tax and payroll requirements

  • Maintain international regulatory and reporting compliance

  • Administer equity compensation including incentive stock options, restricted stock units and non-qualified stock options

  • Manage employee leave accrual balances in system of record

  • Review and audit of payroll to ensure accuracy of data

  • Manage and oversee third party payroll vendors

  • Identify and implement enhancements and controls around processes in HRIS and payroll systems

  • Identify and address cross border and expat taxation implications

  • Assist with quarterly and year end processes and reconciliations

  • Monitor payroll internal controls in accordance with SOX compliance procedures

  • Ensure timely and accurate general ledger accounting and reconciliation of all payroll related activities

  • Safeguard sensitive employee information

  • Work closely with HR and broader Finance, Tax and Legal teams

  • Manage and respond to employee queries through the Appian Request Center and assist with employee self-service changes

  • Provide professional customer service to internal and external partners

  • Support outside financial, 401k and workers compensation audits as required


  • Direct supervision of payroll staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting preferred

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)


  • 7+ years payroll experience

  • Global payroll experience necessary, preferably in: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy,

  • Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

  • Equity compensation administration experience necessary, global experience a plus

  • Strong working knowledge of international, federal, state, FICA and local tax withholdings regulations


  • Regular and frequent interaction and communication with employees, management and external auditors requiring strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skill

  • Italian, Spanish, French, German, or Dutch language is a plus


  • Advanced Excel skills required

  • Ultimate Software / UltiPro a plus, including BI Cognos report writing

  • Celergo software experience is a plus


Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co‐worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination.