Payroll Specialist

San Ramon, CA, Plano, TX, US

Grid Dynamics is looking for a payroll specialist who will be responsible for the full payroll function, including equity-based compensation, as well as helping develop and strengthen internal controls and processes related to payroll. This role will be responsible for processing the Company’s equity compensation payments, including option grants and RSU’s. This position will be an individual contributor to start but should be comfortable helping build the department and hire direct reports. The successful candidate will report directly to the Controller and will play an instrumental role in the financial growth of the Company.


  • Full-cycle processing of all biweekly, multi-state regularly scheduled payroll for salary and hourly, full time and part time employees, as well as out-of-cycle US location pay-runs using Paylocity, and processing payroll for all equity-related transactions, including stock options and RSUs.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, changes, benefit changes, etc.
  • Prepare basic accounting journal entries related to payroll and equity management activities.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of payroll accounts.
  • Maintain the Payroll inbox and serve as the main contact for all payroll related matters, providing timely responses to all requests both internal and external.
  • Maintain payroll policies and procedures and ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal payroll requirements.
  • Assist with financial statement audit for payroll related requests.
  • Partner effectively with both internal and external business partners to address and resolve payroll issues.
  • Prepare and maintain payroll files and create reports for cross functional reference.
  • Manage new state registrations for withholding tax, SUI, and any applicable local taxes; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage and hour laws and best practices.
  • Assist with year-end benefits audit and reporting.
  • Establish processes and procedures in a fast-growing company.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation and drive the implementation of solutions.
  • Ad hoc projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of payroll functions including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes
  • Highly proficient with Excel and overall M/S Office proficiency.
  • Elite attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Professional, responsive, and customer-focused working relationships with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Positive team attitude with a willingness to work on both smaller and large tasks to help get the job done.
  • Candidate with experience in a fast-growing company is preferred.
  • Experience with Paylocity and NetSuite is preferred but not required.

What we offer:

  • Work with a highly motivated and dedicated team
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible schedule
  • Benefits program
  • Medical insurance
  • Professional development opportunities

About Us: 

Grid Dynamics is a leading provider of technology consulting, agile co-creation, scalable engineering, and data science services for Fortune 500 corporations undergoing digital transformation. 

We work in close collaboration with our clients on digital transformation initiatives that span strategy consulting, early prototypes and enterprise-scale delivery of new digital platforms. We help organizations become more agile and create innovative digital products and experiences using deep expertise in emerging technology, top global engineering talent, lean software development practices, and high-performance product culture. 

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with over 1,300 technologists located in engineering delivery centers throughout the US, Central and Eastern Europe, Grid Dynamics has architected and delivered some of the most extensive digital transformation programs in the retail, technology and financial sectors to help its clients win market share, shorten time to market and reduce costs of digital operations on a massive scale.

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