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Payroll Manager

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 11760

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Super Micro Computer, Inc. is seeking for a Payroll Manager to work in our HQ located in San Jose, CA. You’ll work to ensure our payroll expenses and taxes are paid correctly and on time. Our ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll regulations. We also value integrity, team spirit and strong organizational skills.Your goal will be to ensure our payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and oversee the day-to-day activities. Operate as the subject matter expert of the team and escalation point to resolve issues.
  • Review and approve the U.S. semi-monthly payroll for both exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Manage payroll to ensures accurate, timely processing of payroll and employees in compliance with Company's policies and with federal, state, and local tax regulations
  • Manage statutory tax withholding requirements and ensure that all payroll taxes are calculated and paid on time. Review all payroll reporting and provide accurate and timely filing with appropriate government authorities.
  • Maintain a complete understanding of all federal/state wage and hour laws related to payroll including garnishments, benefits, leave of absence, 401k, FSA and taxes.
  • Establish procedures and ensure that all payroll financial postings Review and approve payroll related journal entries and reconciliations. Document and update the payroll procedures. Support external financial audit.
  • Manage payroll work streamline process improvement.
  • Research and understand the applicability of a new rules, tax code or relevant legislation pertaining to payroll or stock option programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field is preferred
  • Minimum 7+ years of payroll experience at a high-growth tech company and 3+ years of managerial experiences highly desirable
  • Must have recent public company experience with similar size of SMC (5000 people organization)
  • Strong people/leadership skills required
  • CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) highly preferred
  • Experience with payroll system implementation
  • Experience running payroll for 500+ employees in different U.S. States
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet time sensitive deadlines
  • Expert knowledge of multi-state payroll, payroll tax rules and regulations in the U.S.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Flexible and adaptable: Candidate should be able to switch gears in various high-stress situations and apply themselves to quickly learning new technologies and adopting new methodologies.
  • Attention to detail: Candidate must live by the mantra of “the devil is in the details” and will take great pride in getting it right.
  • Results oriented: Candidate should be able to collaborate with different individuals across the organization, and “roll-up the sleeves” in order to accomplish all necessary tasks.
  • Accountability: Candidate should be a team player who leads by example, holds self-accountable for performance, takes absolute ownership, and champions of new initiatives.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to input data into a computer and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Occasional bending and standing.
  • Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.
  • Lift, carry, push and pull up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: 

  • Primarily works indoors in an office setting with controlled climate conditions 
  • May be susceptible to outdoor weather conditions (i.e., cold, heat, rain, and/or wind)

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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