Payroll Specialist

| West Suburbs



The Payroll Specialist will own the process of payroll for the organization, ensuring timely and accurate processing of payroll, including hourly and salary workforce, as well as commission and ancillary payouts. The specialist will be responsible for managing the workflows through the Ultipro HRIS, keeping consistently updated on regulations that affect payroll taxes, assist with audits and reconciliations, and managing change requests.

The role will be based in Syndigo's office in Lisle, Illinois.

Key responsibilities and activities:

  • Ensure data is accurately entered in Ultipro system, supporting the 400+ employees
  • Produce and manage recurring and ad-hoc reporting needs of department and company leadership
  • Create and update HRIS records as employees and contractors on-board and exit the organization, managing the COBRA process
  • Ensure records are accurate, up-to-date, easy to access, and compliant
  • Act as a resource for employees around payroll questions, explain policies, and respond to employment verification requests
  • Partner with finance to create/improve processes around payroll, expenses, and taxes


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience processing payroll
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience processing payroll with Ultimate Software (UltiPro) specifically
  • Must have experience processing both salaried and hourly payroll
  • Must have multi-state processing experience (including all state and local tax implications)
  • Must have processed for equivalent size organization/growing organization
  • Must have experience migrating and integrating payroll systems
  • Advanced payroll reporting experience and integration with NetSuite preferred
  • Carrier connection experience ideal
  • International processing knowledge/experience a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We are located in the Board of Trade building which is centrally located in the loop providing easy access to most train lines.

What are Syndigo Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Syndigo offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Syndigo offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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