Payroll Specialist (Payroll Accountant/Analyst)

Date: Jun 9, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 24232

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 Specialist (Payroll Accountant/Analyst), reporting to the Senior Payroll Manager, to work in our HQ located in San Jose, CA. You’ll work to ensure our payroll expenses are recorded correctly and on time. Our ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in SAP general ledger, Kronos (UKG) time & attendance, and payroll administration. We also value integrity, team spirit and strong organizational skills. Your main goal will be to ensure our payroll accounts are reconciled monthly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare all payroll related journal entries.
  • Prepare all payroll related reconciliations timely to ensure all GL entries have properly been recorded.
  • Resolve discrepancies found in reconciliations.
  • Support external financial audit as requested.
  • Document procedures relating to preparing and uploading journal entries.
  • Document procedures relating to account reconciliations.
  • Maintain Kronos database.
  • Perform regular audits of Kronos timecards, accruals, etc.
  • General understanding of terms related to payroll including garnishments, benefits, leave of absence, 401k, FSA and taxes.
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll.
  • Scanning payroll documents as needed.
  • Ad hoc requests related to payroll reporting from payroll, accounting, stock plan administration, HR, other functional groups.


  • Associate or Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of preparing journal entries and account reconciliations using SAP.
  • Must have recent public company experience with similar size of SMC in the US (2,500+ people organization)
  • Strong people skills required.
  • Experience with SAP required.
  • Experience with Kronos (UKG) desired.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet time sensitive deadlines.


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.


Please note that this position requires regular in-office attendance. The successful candidate is expected to be present in the office during standard working hours as determined by the company. In-office collaboration and participation in team meetings, training sessions, and other on-site activities are essential aspects of this role. Candidates should consider the commuting distance and be prepared to fulfill their responsibilities in the designated office location.

Salary Range

 $67,000- $117,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

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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