Houston Dynamo FC is seeking candidates for the Payroll Specialist Position. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Finance and work closely with the Human Resources department.


  • Process bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll across five different entities

  • Oversee timekeeping entries and approvals for hourly employees in all locations

  • Ensure all payroll taxes are filed and paid timely across multiple jurisdictions

  • Track and process commissions, bonuses, taxable benefits, per-diem and reimbursements

  • Prepare and post all payroll entries to the general ledger

  • Manage all aspects of the W-2 generation and distribution process

  • Ensure compliance with payroll and employment laws, rules and regulations

  • Manage and/or assist with annual HR compliance requirements (including 1094/1095 C documents and 5500 Questionnaire)

  • Provide oversight/assist with employee benefits tracking

  • Responsible for administration and reporting related to 401(k) and Workers’ Comp

  • Process new hire paperwork and maintain employee files in a confidential manner


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 3 years with relevant payroll experience

  • Experience with UltiPro payroll processing software preferred

  • Certified Payroll Professional certification preferred


  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate well with management-level peers.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Capable of handling all aspects of the budgeting and forecasting cycle and principles.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Must be proficient with MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, & Outlook.

*We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

**Houston Dynamo FC has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Please note that reasonable accommodations will be considered if you have a qualifying medical condition that is a contraindication to vaccination or you object to vaccination on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices.