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Payroll Analyst
Yelp, Inc. | San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Since 2004, Yelp has been connecting people with great local businesses, and we’re looking to grow our team with people who are passionate about that mission. We have offices across the country—a few in Europe to boot—and have been rated a top employer by the San Francisco Business Journal. We work hard, throw Nerf darts even harder, and have a whole lot of fun!

Yelp is seeking a payroll superstar to join the Payroll Team as the Payroll Analyst! This is a hands-on position responsible for all analyzing semi-monthly, biweekly and Canadian payroll. This role works closely with accounting, finance, and HR functions. The successful applicant will be joining a fun, fast-paced, high-growth Company and will be involved in the on-going building and improving of payroll processes.

The Payroll Analyst should be able to demonstrate the ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects while meeting goals and deadlines, with a strong customer service orientation and good attention to detail. In addition, the ideal candidate must have strong communication skills, be team oriented, and have confidence in dealing with people at all organizational levels within Yelp.



  • Prepare and reconcile journal entries for biweekly, semi-monthly and monthly payroll for both US and international entities, and have an understanding of payroll related assets, liabilities and expenses.
  • Reconcile payroll general ledger balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis for both US and international entities. 
  • Perform and investigate payroll related queries and discrepancies that arise during the periodic payroll runs and the accounting close process as required.
  • Coordinate with multiple Yelp teams, including the accounting, stock administration, tax and HR teams, as well as the Workday technical infrastructure team, to coordinate the monthly payroll close process
  • Work directly with external teams, particularly the ADP Tax team, for month and quarter end close
  • Support internal (including Sarbanes Oxley) and external payroll audit requests as required.
  • Assist the payroll and accounting management team with special payroll related projects as required.
  • Assist in the payroll year-end Close process


  • 3-5 years payroll related experience, including exposure to payroll accounting.
  • Experience using ADP (Pay WorkforceNow), and Workday Payroll.
  • Able to prioritize multiple projects, goals and deadlines.
  • Understanding of payroll related deductions (Commuter Benefits, FSA, ESPP, 401k contributions, Stock transactions etc).
  • Ability to prioritize and multi task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team oriented and be able to work with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Able to demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality with highly sensitive information.
  • College degree – Preferred.
  • Sense of humor – a must!


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 


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About Yelp, Inc.

Yelp's purpose is to connect people with great local businesses.