Senior Payroll Specialist

Location: New York, New York
Salary: $35 - $40/hr

About the Opportunity

We are partnered with a leading international law firm that represents nearly every major market worldwide. They are seeking a Sr. Payroll Specialist for a 3 to 6-month consulting assignment. The Senior Payroll Specialist will work with the payroll team to ensure that the payroll for employees is processed in an accurate, compliant, and timely manner utilizing technological solutions. This is a great opportunity to work at a very well-established firm.

The pay range for this position $35 to $40 per hour. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert and/or resource to others in the area of payroll processing
  • Prepare and process payroll in an accurate, compliant, and timely manner
  • Understand and perform all phases of the payroll process for U.S and global pay groups
  • Understand and continually keep abreast of the current tax requirements, including state and federal tax withholdings
  • Preserve documentation to support payroll transactions and ensure that approved transactions are processed; follow up on missing items to ensure compliance
  • Research and interpret a variety of complex technical information in response to inquiries
  • Generate reports for accounting, human resources, and other departments as needed
  • Assist the Payroll Manager in the centralization of payroll for the Firm’s international offices
  • File payroll reports and documentation ensuring it can be easily retrieved for review and audit
  • Recommend or participate in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations; update affected policy/procedure manuals
  • Provide backup support during staff absences
  • Assist in payroll general ledger accounts reconciliations where applicable

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of domestic and international payroll calculation, processing and accounting practices
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing varied workloads to meet different priorities and deadlines
  • Communicate effectively with lawyers, professional-level staff, and peers
  • Passionate about improving processes and developing innovative solutions
  • Proficiency in Excel and ADP required. Experience with Oracle Fusion and ADP Streamline a plus
  • General knowledge of employee benefits and employment practices preferred. Knowledge of FMLA, ADA, overtime laws, leave of absence laws, 401K, and Worker’s Compensation, as it applies to payroll administration, a plus

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