Payroll Specialist

Job Location(s) US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/22/2022 1:22 PM)
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Corporate - Human Resources




We currently have a career opportunity for a Payroll Specialist to join our team located in our St. Louis Office.


The Payroll Specialist will work as part of our HR Shared Services - People Team to deliver payroll services to nearly 3500 employees globally.


Perficient is always looking for the best and brightest talent and we need you! We’re a quickly-growing, global digital consulting leader, and we’re transforming the world’s largest enterprises and biggest brands. You’ll work with the latest technologies, expand your skills, and become a part of our global community of talented, diverse, and knowledgeable colleagues.


A successful candidate will be an experienced high volume payroll processor for US, Canada, UK and Serbia payrolls.  In addition, as a member of the HR Shared Services - People team, the candicate will focus on delivering accurate, on-time payroll every time.  




  • Prepares and processes semi-monthly, biweekly and monthly payroll for over 2800 US employees, 55 Canada, 40 hourly and 10/UK/France employees.
  • Reviews data for completeness and initiates corrections as needed.
  • Reviews and approves self-service actions for direct deposit and W4 updates.
  • Compiles and processed payroll data such as garnishments, tax levies, earnings and benefit deductions.
  • Pro-rates earnings for new hires, leaves, terminations, and review the information for completeness and accuracy in compliance with company policies and laws by Country.
  • Assists with special compensation processes (personal credit card charges, employee referrals, unpaid time, gift cards, restricted stock, leaves, long-term travel, new hires, and terminations).
  • Assists with processing bonuses and commissions.
  • Responsible for reviewing, validating and correcting all reports identified on the Payroll Processing Checklist.
  • Applies Payroll SOX controls to processes to ensure compliance
  • Reconciles payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Executes various Oracle EBS reports and load imports to ADP Workforce Now.
  • Processes accurate and timely year-end reporting and amendments when necessary (W-2, W-2c, etc.)
  • Prepares and sends reports to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Participates in projects as needed and assigned by management.
  • Assist colleagues via the payroll email inbox with questions regarding payroll while preoviding excpetional customer service and adhering to service level agreements.


  • Minimum 2-year multi-state payroll processing (state and local income tax withholding and final pay laws)
  • Solid understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws (W2 amendment processing)
  • Minimum High School Diploma required and two (2) years payroll related experience
  • Solid understanding of wage withholding orders and garnishments
  • Solid computer aptitude, which includes proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong organization, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Ability to organize high volume workload, adapt quickly to change, and deliver under the pressure of deadlines
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentially is mandatory
  • Flexibility to work extended hours if necessary
  • Global payroll experience preferred

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 



Perficient is a leading global digital consultancy. We imagine, create, engineer, and run digital transformation solutions that help our clients exceed customers’ expectations, outpace competition, and grow their business. With unparalleled strategy, creative, and technology capabilities, our colleagues bring big thinking and innovative ideas, along with a practical approach to help our clients – the world’s largest enterprises and biggest brands succeed.



At Perficient, we promise to challenge, champion, and celebrate our people. You will experience a unique and collaborative culture that values every voice. Join our team, and you’ll become part of something truly special.


We believe in developing a workforce that is as diverse and inclusive as the clients we work with. We’re committed to actively listening, learning, and acting to further advance our organization, our communities, and our future leaders… and we’re not done yet.


Perficient, Inc. proudly provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Perficient, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Perficient, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or covered veterans. Improper interference with the ability of Perficient, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.


Disability Accommodations:


Perficient is committed to providing a barrier-free employment process with reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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