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Payroll & Expense Operations

  • Los Gatos, California
  • Finance
It's an exciting time to join Netflix with continued, rapid expansion into original programming and growing around the world. As Netflix expands, we continue to look for the best and brightest talent to scale with our growth opportunity. Visit our culture and long-term view to learn more.

As a Payroll & Expense Operations Specialist, you will be a key member of a high-performing global payroll team and will play an integral role in building out a world-class payroll and expense system that is centrally managed from our headquarters in Los Gatos.  The right candidate for this position will be an individual who has a natural intellectual curiosity, strong analytical skills, and the desire to drive improvements and continuously simplify processes. The candidate will flourish in a “hands-on role”.


  • Process bi-weekly multi-state payroll for US exempt and non-exempt employees 
  • Ensure an accurate and timely payroll, including base pay, stock compensation, payroll taxes, 401(k), statutory and supplemental benefits, etc
  • Assist in development and scalability of employee expense reimbursements as Netflix continues to grow its global presence and employee base
  • Responsible for timely and accurate weekly expense reimbursements for domestic and international employees
  • Investigation and resolution of expense reimbursement inquiries or issues
  • Assist with month end close process including preparation of accruals, reconciliations, and analytics
  • Drive process improvements and contribute to system design, testing, and metrics dashboard
  • Perform other payroll and expense related duties, including ad hoc projects/data requests as needed

Qualities We’re Looking For:

  • Ability to multi-task and handle a high volume of transactions
  • Accounting and/or Finance experience preferred
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and drive improvements and continuously simplify processes
  • Able to cultivate strong cross-functional relationships and communicate effectively with team members and business partners
  • ERP systems experience - experience with Workday Expense & Financials or other cloud-based ERP systems is a plus