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Perdue Farms, Inc. Regional Payroll Administrator in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


We are recruiting for a Regional Payroll Administrator who will assimilate quickly, become an expert in Kronos/SAP application to ensure that all associates at their locations are paid accurately. Enter location specific requirements to help all complexes with completion of weekly and bi-weekly payrolls. Payroll data includes (but not limited to) hourly, salary, and piece-rate pay. Entries must adhere to Local, State, & Federal laws.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Maintain all payroll related data in SAP and Kronos systems for regions being covered.

a) Entering and maintaining associates record in Kronos: historical time entry, fixing punches, supply deductions, holidays, weekly audits, etc.

b) Liaise with HR/complexes to correct any interface errors from SAP to Kronos.

c) Setup new schedule groups as requested by supervision and maintain the patterns of existing groups

2 Perform weekly/bi-weekly procedures necessary to process payroll for the regions being covered.

a) Enter the following as needed via Kronos or payroll data upload (PDU): piece rate, bereavement and jury duty pay, supply deductions, bonuses, misc. payroll deductions, and any other items to ensure associates are paid correctly.

b) Starting on Monday the Regional will go through the weekly payroll closing process. Auditing and signing off Kronos for the regions being covered. Ensure that all payroll data for the previous week has been calculated, entered, uploaded, and verified in a detailed fashion. Producing payments to associates with little to no margin of error.

c) Process/request off cycle payments for the regions being covered.

  1. Performs payroll related audit procedures for the regions being covered.

a) Forward daily Exception Audit Reports to make sure supervisors are reviewing all exceptions and taking appropriate action using the correct comments. Also prepare an audit for disciplinary action in conjunction with HR

b) Email contacts regarding errors that are found while performing audits, giving examples and clearly identifying the problem/solution.

  1. Provide payroll related support services for the regions being covered.

a) Be prepared to answer questions from associates, supervisors, management and corporate regarding payroll related matters.

b) Assist new and current Kronos users with entry questions.

  1. Process and verify Kronos interfaces for each location into SAP by verifying the following criteria:

a) Verify sign offs are complete for your regions. All must have Manager approval before interfacing.

b) After interface audit all historical entries in SAP that were completed in Kronos.

c) Correct all errors from locations assigned that show up on interface error report.

d) Adhere to Kronos Sign Off deadline every Monday when payroll processes.

  1. Primary Kronos contact for regions assigned.

a) Assist field locations and/or corporate with Kronos questions and issues.

b) Assist with making training materials/videos of various Kronos entries when necessary.

c) Enter historical data into Kronos.

d) Sign Off timecards for all locations assigned.

e) Complete multitude of audits on a daily/weekly basis.

  1. Distribute updated Payroll SOP’s as necessary.

  2. Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

Education : Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred in Accounting/Computer Sciences/Business Administration


5 years’ experience in administrative or clerical position, preferred education in lieu of 2 years

considered for this position


Excellent Computer knowledge required,

Credentials or licensing required for Microsoft Products, including Word, Excel,and Outlook. Access preferred.

Exposure to electronic Time Keeping systems of any kind is strongly preferred.

Know how to do entries in a time keeping system SAP and Kronos a plus

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Work environment includes, but is not limited to, a normal office environment.

Most tasks are performed while in a stationary position at a desk or table ranging in height from 26” to 30” for up to 2 hours in a single interval.

Requires bending up to 50 degrees, some stooping, reaching up to 5 feet and outward 1 to 2 feet.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.