Senior Payroll Specialist

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 7 millions students worldwide, is seeking a Payroll Specialist to support payroll and stock administration for our growing business.

The ideal candidate for this position is exceedingly well-organized, flexible, independent, and enjoys interactions with co-workers. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high efficiency and accuracy is crucial.

This a full time, salaried position in our San Mateo office. 


  • Review form W-4 for payroll tax setup and deductions
  • Review time card punch report of hourly employees
  • Process payroll and benefit deductions for employees
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and audit of all payroll records
  • Maintain and document all payroll records, including new hires and terminations
  • Prepare manual payroll checks for employees who do not have direct deposit
  • Reconcile general ledger with regards to payroll transactions
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll issues or concerns on form W-2
  • Keep current with the guidance on taxation of salaries and benefits in various states
  • Participate in the administration of the company’s equity and stock option plan, including issuance and redemption of stocks, option grants, exercise, and termination
  • Participate in payroll process improvement and implementation of new payroll service
  • Assist in 401K Plan Audit and financial audit on payroll and stock administration process


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, concentration in Accounting preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in payroll
  • Experience with payroll processing and payroll tax filings
  • Experience with ADP or Workday a plus
  • Detail-oriented and exceptionally organized
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Energetic, mature, positive person who thrives on working independently
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of employee and company information
  • Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 400,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 7 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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