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Payroll Assistant

Boston, MA

A mid-sized law firm in downtown Boston is seeking a Payroll Specialist, reporting to the Compensation Manager in their Finance Department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate processing, delivery and reconciliation of a semi-monthly payroll and a bi-weekly payroll for 400+ employees.

  • Updating payroll/HR records to enable accurate and correct calculations of employee withholding and other elections.

  • Timely and accurate processing of off-cycle payrolls and payments.

  • Maintains and updates the daily payroll cash sheet and enters ad hoc general journal entries into the Accounting system.

  • Ensure compliance with payroll, tax, legal and finance policies and best practices.

  • Works with employees and management to resolve discrepancies; handles routine inquiries from thirdparty vendors.

  • Analyze current payroll processes and make recommendations on improving efficiency and effectiveness.



  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.

  • Flexible, team-oriented, with the ability to work independently.

  • 3-5 years of payroll processing experience in a professional services environment required; HRIS experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of basic Accounting principles required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Superior Microsoft Excel skills.

Salary range: $65k - $70k Per Year