We’re seeking a Senior Payroll Specialist to help us in our mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods!

As part of our Finance team, you’ll play a crucial role in payroll processes for US and global employees. This position offers a unique opportunity for interaction with employees across various levels, locations, and departments. By providing timely, accurate, and diligent customer service to your coworkers, you’ll make a visible contribution to the company as a whole.

Who will love this job:

  • An earnings expert who’s familiar with US payroll implications for non-US citizens
  • An approachable and friendly communicator with great interpersonal skills and professional judgement who enjoys cultivating positive business relationships with internal and external customers
  • A multitasker with impeccable attention to detail and an ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • An ethical professional with unassailable integrity and reliability who can treat confidential information with discretion
  • An enthusiastic, results-oriented self-starter with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving/troubleshooting skills
  • A continuous learner who’s open to coaching and long-term development

What you’ll do:

  • Processes full cycle semi-monthly and monthly payrolls with external vendors for approximately 500 employees across multiple locations
  • Manage employee compensation-related actions with HR and Finance
  • Respond to all questions and requests promptly
  • Maintain confidentiality in order to preserve employee confidence and protect sensitive data
  • Follow federal, state, and local legal requirements and company procedures to ensure compliance
  • Keep up to date on changes in rules and regulations, as well as software upgrades
  • Provide payroll reports to Finance, HR, and management as requested
  • Process terminations, garnishments, and other payroll actions in accordance with company policy and state and federal rules and regulations
  • Prepare off-cycle payrolls for stock option exercises as necessary for compliance with federal tax laws.
  • Complete payroll-related journal entries and reconciliations as part of the month-end close process
  • Assist with annual audits (financial, worker’s compensation, 401k)
  • Recommend changes to processes and procedures to increase effectiveness
  • Cultivate positive working relationships with other team members and departments

What you should have:

  • At least five years of full-cycle payroll experience within multiple states and jurisdictions (global payroll processing is a plus)
  • Proficient working knowledge of payroll requirements and state and federal tax codes
  • Background in Payroll/HRIS systems. UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro) preferred.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications (advanced Excel and Google Sheets skills are a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree or additional experience/education preferred (Certified Payroll Professional certification is a plus)

Pay and perks:
Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time.  Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events.

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company’s mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, “diversity” isn’t just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn’t mean better headlines or public images – it means increased adaptability and profitability.

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About Schrödinger

Schrödinger is the scientific leader in developing state-of-the-art chemical simulation software for use in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials research.

Our industry-leading computational platform facilitates the research efforts of biopharmaceutical and industrial companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories worldwide. Schrödinger also has wholly-owned and collaborative drug discovery programs in a broad range of therapeutic areas.

We are deeply committed to investing in the science and talent that drive its computational platform. Schrödinger was founded in 1990, has over 400 employees, and is engaged with customers and collaborators in more than 70 countries.