Job Location:
USA – CO – Denver

Payroll Lead Analyst – Denver, Colorado

Are you ready to unleash your potential in a global business that is committed to moving for better?  Do you want to take your payroll skills to the next level? Join Western Union as a Payroll Lead Analyst.


Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.


Better requires process discipline and simplification

We’ll be looking to you to be part of the NAMER US and Canada payroll team that is expanded tasks related to global payroll processing.  You will have oversight of executive compensation processing through payroll, handling Equity for US, Canada, and Expat payroll reporting, including retiree reporting and taxation, and mobile employee taxation and reporting.  You’ll handle international country payroll (BBD, UAE), shadow payroll processing, relocation processing, and will lead projects to improve processes within the US, Canada, Expat, Mobility, and Equity along with audit requests and completion.  You will have oversight for the bi-annual US and Canada Workday upgrade testing and functional ownership for payroll Workday.  You’ll track, provide resolution and handle other confidential or sensitive task handling such as severance processing.  You will have ownership related to Workday Tax entity with set up and closures specific to M&A activity and work cross regionally offering coordination and support.


For such a pivotal role, you’ll have 3-5 years of experience processing payroll globally, executive compensation and completing audits. You will have advanced knowledge of MS Excel and working knowledge of payroll labor laws and tax regulations, understanding Workday payroll is a plus.  You’ll have the ability to multi-task many activities and apply critical thinking skills.  You will be a strong written and verbal communicator with the ability to partner with varying different levels within the organization.


Join us, and let’s connect the world 

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.


We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.


We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams, while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran (U.S.) status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws.



The annual gross base salary range is $71,726.15 – $122,387.52. This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. This role is also eligible to receive an annual bonus that align with individual and company performance. Actual salaries will vary and are based on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Salary is one component of the Western Union total compensation package, which includes short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few! To view details of our benefits, visit https://mywubenefits.com/.