Payroll Specialist

Administrative/Clerical Bakersfield, California


Payroll Specialist / HR Coordinator

At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain, and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you!


The Payroll Specialist performs payroll-related functions, including payroll processing, payroll tax compliance, automated timekeeping systems and payroll reporting in a multi-site, multi-state, high-volume environment. The Payroll Specialist provides excellent customer service to managers and associates and is well versed in payroll compliance, taxes and reporting.


  • Maintaining payroll information by collating, calculating and entering data weekly
  • Updating payroll records by entering any changes to employee information or benefits such as job title changes, exemptions and saving deductions
  • Escalation point of contact for resolving and investigating any employee concerns. 
  • Significant involvement in payroll and attendance employee relations.
  • Preparing reports that include summaries of earnings, tax deductions, leave, compassionate leave and non-taxable wages 
  • Calculating payroll liabilities by determining employee taxes, including federal and state income and social security tax, and calculating employer’s payments for social security, unemployment and worker’s compensation
  • Resolving payroll discrepancies and answering any employee payroll queries
  • Maintaining all payroll operations according to company policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Kronos Workforce Central Timekeeping, Scheduling, Attendance, and Analytics application and future modules as well as the time clocks.
  • Assess trends, provide key insights and benchmark against other factories to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Strong computer skills such as excel, Kronos/UKG, and software knowledge
  • Accurate data entry skills / detail oriented, exhibiting strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to communicate with employees regarding their issues and concerns
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems through effective customer service interface and communication Ability to multitask in a stressful environment with specific deadlines
  • Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment
  • Confidentiality and respect for the privacy of employee records
  • Quickly and easily adapts to change and shifting priorities with enthusiasm
  • Actions and words consistently provide positive motivation and influence to their team and other teams within Dreyer’s
  • Eagerly meets business opportunities and challenges head-on
  • Challenges the status quo to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.