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Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Lehi, UT, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Who we are

We're a leading, global security authority that's disrupting our own category. Our encryption is trusted by the major ecommerce brands, the world's largest companies, the major cloud providers, entire country financial systems, entire internets of things and even down to the little things like surgically embedded pacemakers. We help companies put trust - an abstract idea - to work. That's digital trust for the real world.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Payroll Specialist to join our dynamic team. The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll for the US and global employees within the organization, managing multiple pay cycles or pay entities, and overseeing payroll taxes for various states. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a comprehensive understanding of payroll processes.

What you will do

  • Process payroll accurately and in compliance with company policies and procedures, accounting for different pay cycles or pay entities as necessary.
  • Manage Timekeeping system and process timesheets for non-exempt employees.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payment of employee wages adhering to different payment schedules as required.
  • Stay informed about changes in payroll regulations and compliance requirements and ensure company payroll processes adhere to these standards. Maintain accurate records of state tax filings, payments, and correspondence with tax authorities.
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll matters, including pay discrepancies, tax inquiries, and payroll policies across different pay cycles, pay entities, and state tax jurisdictions.
  • Prepare and submit payroll reports to management and finance teams for review, consolidating data from multiple pay cycles or pay entities.
  • Assist with payroll-related audits and investigations as needed, providing documentation and support for each pay cycle, pay entity, and state tax jurisdiction as required.
  • Assist with year-end payroll activities, including W-2 preparation and distribution.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing accurate payroll documentation and information.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency enhancements within the payroll function, particularly in managing multiple pay cycles, pay entities, state tax compliance, and HR system integration.

What you will have

  • 5 years of experience in payroll administration, preferably in a setting that has multiple payroll processes or entities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll processes, regulations, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in payroll processing software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong understanding of state tax laws and regulations, with experience registering and troubleshooting payroll taxes for multiple states.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and calculations.
  • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot, including reconciling payroll changes to completion.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Nice to have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field.
  • Experience with global payroll.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation.


  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision coverage with significant employer contributions.
  • Immediate 401k eligibility with up to 4% employer matching and additional HSA contributions.
  • Generous paid time off, including unlimited ATO for exempt employees and PTO for non-exempt employees.
  • Extensive parental leave with 90 days for birthing parents and two weeks for non-birthing parents.
  • Additional benefits like tuition reimbursement, legal assistance, and gym membership reimbursement.

DigiCert offers a competitive benefits package for all our full-time employees. If you want to know more about them, please reach out to us at TA@digicert.com.

DigiCert is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, DigiCert prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified person with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.