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Toptal is a marketplace for top Payroll Specialists. Top companies and startups hire Payroll freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Julien Roger

Freelance Payroll Specialist
CanadaToptal Member Since June 15, 2022

Julien led finance and operations teams at an HR software startup, overseeing a 6x growth in ARR and two rounds of financing totalling over $37 million. He founded a payroll software company that processed over $1.2 billion in payroll and led the company to acquisition. He freelances to share the lessons he learned in fundraising and operations. Julien started his career in the M&A group of RBC Capital Markets and holds a master’s degree in math and undergraduate degrees in math and commerce.

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Previously at

Humi

Juba Tsuladze

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United KingdomToptal Member Since February 15, 2017

Juba is the founder of angioClast, a Cambridge-based biotech startup focused on cancer research. Before entrepreneurship, Juba was a seasoned CFO with multi-industry experience and worked on projects, ranging from an equity sale of a $150 million telecom company to a $50 million hotel business turnaround. He joined the Toptal network to resolve diverse FP&A, M&A, buyouts, and strategic analysis challenges.

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Previously at

Benefica

Jordan Mayerson

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since August 19, 2020

Jordan has spent his entire career operating at the crossroads of business and innovation. An entrepreneur himself, he understands the financial complexities early-stage ventures endure while raising capital and bringing new products to market. He spent years working at top Wall Street firms after graduating from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong learner, he freelances as it exposes him to new people, technologies, and companies.

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Previously at

Perpetual Media

Travers Cape

Freelance Payroll Specialist
South AfricaToptal Member Since April 28, 2022

Travers is a chartered accountant who has a 16-year career of work in senior financial positions across retail, engineering, and startup industries for companies such as EY, Babcock, Massmart, and Nu-World. His last role was that of a CFO at a Johannesburg retail listed company with a turnover of $250 million. Travers enjoys freelancing as it provides him with the opportunity to work across a variety of industries and challenging projects, including financial modeling and fractional CFO roles.

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Nu-World Holdings Ltd

Jared Seal

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since December 9, 2020

With rolled-up sleeves, Jared's led the finance functions for entities with assets in excess of $1 billion. He joined the Toptal network to leverage his experience as a front-line finance leader (corporate modeling, 13-week cash-flow forecasts, Power BI reporting, and day-to-day accounting) to help startups and mid-sized organizations flourish. Jared has learned from his experiences in large corporations at Praxair and in early to mid-stage PE-backed firms (Quantum Energy Partners) in Texas.

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Toptal Clients

Brendan Murphy, CFA

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United KingdomToptal Member Since January 12, 2021

Brendan is a versatile finance specialist—having held both senior corporate finance and investment professional roles—with a deal portfolio exceeding £600 million. During his career, he has worked for the largest bank in Africa as well as private market investors and has accumulated experience in the technology, consumer, and real estate sectors. Brendan freelances to leverage his experience in financial modeling, due diligence, market research, financial analysis, and fundraising.

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Private

Mario d'Aragona

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United KingdomToptal Member Since September 16, 2021

Mario has a proven track record of improving a company’s financial results, such as turnaround of a loss-making company or costs and yield losses reduction by over 10% in Heinz Kraft. He supports companies in finding tailor-made funding solutions by early-stage investments and introducing them to his inner circle of investors and Nasdaq. Mario is enthusiastic about freelancing and providing exceptional entrepreneurial knowledge with his vast global experience to meet and exceed targets.

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Previously at

TML Venture

Dani Freidus

Freelance Payroll Specialist
South AfricaToptal Member Since August 4, 2017

Dani is a qualified actuary (FASSA) and worked as a consultant for PwC and Alexander Forbes. He recently started his own actuarial firm which gives him the flexibility to freelance and to apply his actuarial skills to a wider range of problems. Dani has built models and reports for a number of the biggest banks and listed companies in South Africa.

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Previously at

Five2two Actuaries

Blessing Nyabadza

Freelance Payroll Specialist
South AfricaToptal Member Since October 12, 2021

Blessing is a decisive, versatile, and detail-oriented Charted Certified Accountant (ACCA) with 16 years of experience overseeing accounting functions and enabling clients to maximize value and build sustainable businesses. Her roles include senior financial analyst at Trilogy, CFO at FedEx, and accountant at DHL International. In addition to advancing business plans, Blessing meticulously gathers and analyzes complex data to identify and address discrepancies and opportunities.

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Previously at

Trilogy

Mary Beth Yardley

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since March 31, 2023

Mary Beth is a people and organization leader with 20+ years of experience helping organizations navigate people, processes, and technology change. She's led successful talent initiatives and digital transformations for enterprise clients in the consumer product, financial service, technology, health, and industrial sectors. Mary Beth freelances to bring her change management, program management, and HR skills to projects where she can drive the most significant impact for a client.

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Previously at

Deloitte

George Mathew

Freelance Payroll Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since September 30, 2019

George has worked on M&A, IPO, and fixed income transactions with a cumulative deal value of $20+ billion at renowned Wall Street banks including Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. A Fulbright scholar, George is active in the fintech startup sector and was on the management committee of Houston’s largest independent bank. At Toptal, he enjoys refining business models and optimizing financing structures to maximize flexibility and profitability.

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Previously at

Morgan Stanley

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Pete Pellizzari

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Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

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Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay

Founder / CEO

Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

Chris Pozek

CEO

What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

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How to Hire Payroll Specialists Through Toptal

1

Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Payroll specialist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Payroll specialist for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Payroll specialists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Payroll specialists to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire Payroll specialists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Payroll specialist within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Payroll specialists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Payroll specialist begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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