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Payroll Administrator #28411

Payroll Administrator 

Salary: $90K - $100K

5+ years of experience running multi-state payroll, preferably in a law firm or professional services organization required

A Boston law firm that offers a full range of IP services is looking to hire a Payroll Administrator to be responsible for the accurate preparation, documentation, and distribution of payroll. In this role, you will work closely with the firm’s HRIS system to ensure information accuracy and enhance reporting opportunities for the firm.


  • Payroll Administrator will prepare and process, from start to finish, the firm’s bi-weekly, semi-monthly and out-of-sequence payrolls as well as any manual one-time payments
  • Collaborate with both HR and Finance Department to process end of year partnership payroll/payments for shareholders
  • Perform time and attendance training sessions for new hire orientations
  • Manage daily time and attendance activities including managing ADP timekeeping process, new systems/upgrades implementation and maintenance, training and accrual monitoring
  • Manage and monitor payroll imports and exports from ADP and with a variety of other systems and vendors
  • Process changes to employee payroll information including but not limited to compensation, hours adjustments, deductions, taxes, levies, garnishments, employment details and other various data changes
  • Review time entry for non-exempt employees to ensure accuracy, prior to processing payroll
  • Processes all payroll tax reports and transactions with federal and state agencies, the retirement plan and other appropriate entities, opens payroll up in new states accordingly and ask requested
  • Audit benefit vendor invoices to ensure accurate payroll deductions are taken
  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting, and guidance to HRIS users and managers
  • Collaborate with executive leadership and HR to identify system improvements and enhancements; recommends and implements solutions
  • Set up reports for both HR as well as for firm end users


  • Bachelor level degree or equivalent experience; CPP-Certified is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience running multi-state payroll, preferably in a law firm or professional services organization
  • Extensive knowledge of ADP functionality as well as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience and expertise, with analysis of data and the ability to create complex spreadsheets
  • Strong knowledge of wage and hour laws
  • Experience working with an HRIS system in correlation with payroll
  • Highly organized, accurate and efficient with high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Categories: Direct Hire|Legal Jobs, Direct Hire|Human Resources Jobs, Region| Metro Boston - Massachusetts

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