Compensation Manager at Leanplum
San Francisco, CA, US
About Leanplum
Leanplum is the most complete mobile marketing platform, designed for intelligent action. Our integrated solution delivers meaningful engagement across messaging and the in-app experience. Leanplum offers Messaging, Automation, App Editing, Personalization, A/B Testing, and Analytics.Top brands such as Tinder, Tesco, and Lyft trust us to create impactful relationships with their users. We were founded in 2012 by former Google engineers with years of experience in optimization and have received over $93MM in funding from top-tier VCs like Kleiner Perkins and Shasta Ventures.
Our Culture
At Leanplum you’ll meet employees from 22 countries and counting. We house a world champion air guitarist, three medalists from programming competitions, and six loyal office dogs who greet you at the door with tails wagging. Past perks have included company vacations to Mexico and Tahoe, Alfred Hitchcock movie nights, and costume parties. But most of all, we believe in gratitude, collaboration, and karma.
The Compensation Manager will be reporting to the Director of Finance and will collaborate with both the finance and HR team.
The ideal candidate will be a go-getter with a doer mentality and a  great attitude. They should have a strong payroll background, great eye for detail, and a strong commitment to process improvement.


    • Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll for our US offices; review and ensure accuracy of payroll changes and timesheets; track and deduct all garnishments and other special payroll deductions
    • Communicate, review and approve payroll changes to our third-party payroll providers in EMEA and APAC, ensuring a timely and accurate delivery of our global payrollsPrepare off cycle payrolls for terminations and commissions
    • Oversee and own the compensation plan process by participating in the compensation committee, reviewing, updating and communicating the commission plans. Maintain the commission tool Xactly.
    • Prepare and review sales commission calculations and provide monthly reports to sales employeesPrepare payroll journal entry for Finance
    • Be the point of contact for all employee pay questions, responding to inquiries in a timely mannerEnsure accurate reporting and tax withholding on employee wages, benefits in kind, stock option exercises, and relocation expenses.
    • Assist in all payroll related filings (HCSO, EDD etc.) and review quarterly 941 provided from payroll provider.
    • Lead year end payroll process and review of W2, and similar reporting for international subsidiariesAdminister stock option grants, exercises and cancellations in our stock administration tool
    • Own the stock option planning model
    • Review and reconcile benefit provider invoices and deductions
    • Support external audits.

Qualifications & Experience

    • Experience processing multi-state US payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees.
    • Strong knowledge of federal and state, tax regulations, pertaining to payroll and equity.A clear, approachable, and friendly communication style and customer service focus.
    • A mind for detail—you can tell when something’s off, and you won’t rest until it’s fixed.
    • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong work ethic.
    • Excellent accuracy, especially under tight deadlines.
    • Knowledge of proper tax treatment of benefits (benefits in kind, pensions, maternity leave).
    • Strong Excel skills (incl. Pivot tables and VLOOKUP).
    • Accounting knowledge–understanding of payroll journal entries, monthly close, reconciliations, and general accounting principles.


    • Competitive salaries
    • Health, vision, and dental insurance
    • Flexible vacation
    • Peer bonuses
    • Delicious and healthy lunches and dinners
    • TGIF happy hours
    • Ping pong, darts, and foosball
    • Puppies galore
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