Manager of Payroll (DFM #598)

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Large, international law firm in Uptown is seeking a Manager of Payroll to report directly to the Director of Finance.  This exempt position oversees payroll administration. Will be responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish the firm’s payroll processing objectives, including the prper administration of the compensation and draw payment process for the firm’s employees and partners in both the United States and Mexico.  This position is also responsible for preparing payroll tax and related compliance filings to various government agencies.


Essential Duties:

-Oversee preparation of semi-monthly payroll data for implementation by the Payroll Specialist.

-Responsible for proper administration and filing of payroll taxes.

-Prepare and submit payroll related compliance reports to appropriate government agencies.

-Overall responsibility for creation and maintenance of data residing in the payroll system.

-Responsible for staff timekeeping system setups.

-Oversee the electronic organization and storage of Attorney and Senior Consultant compensation arrangements.

-Review final compensation payment calculations and advise management of any issues of concern related to the payment amounts.

-Support various administrative, reporting and auditing tasks related to payroll, benefits and compensation planning.

-Review and analyze current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations.

-May assist in compilation and preparation of various confidential reports.



-Should have knowledge in regards to payroll administration and a solid understanding of employee benefit plans and basic accounting principles.

-This position requires an extremely detail oriented person with significant knowledge of payroll administration, including state and federal regulations.

-Should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as being highly organized.

-Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external clients.



-Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel).  Experience with Workday and Kronos is a big plus!



-Minimum of five years of experience managing a multi-state payroll department, as well as an overall general accounting experience; preparing and submitting payroll-related compliance reports to appropriate government agencies and domestic and international payroll experience preferred (U.S., U.K. and Mexico operations).



-Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or a related field or CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) is required.


Law firm provides an excellent benefit package along with beautiful offices in Uptown!


Salary:  $85,000-$100,000 DOE


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