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Payroll Specialist - Los Angeles

September 19, 2018

We are a rapidly growing National Law Firm with an outstanding opportunity in our firm-wide accounting department for a Payroll Specialist. We offer an excellent rewards package that includes competitive compensation, medical, dental and life insurance, vacation and sick pay, as well as a wide range of voluntary benefits. The Payroll Specialist performs payroll related-functions, including payroll processing of the bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly payrolls, payroll tax compliance, automated timekeeping systems and payroll reporting in a multi-site, multi-state, high-volume environment.


  • Perform payroll-related maintenance functions including but not limited to processing new hires, termination status changes, tax changes, wage garnishments, deductions, and direct deposits
  • Processes payroll for multi-frequency employees as scheduled
  • Perform file imports into payroll system from various sources and reviews and verifies payroll data in a timely manner
  • Prepare off-cycle payrolls and manual checks as necessary
  • Respond to routine inquiries from employees concerning payroll deductions and accruals, wage garnishments and child support payments
  • Escalate non-routine inquiries and issues to Payroll Coordinator or Payroll Manager
  • Create upload of positive paychecks issued on a daily basis


  • College degree preferred
  • Large Law firm experience strongly preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of progressive directly related work experience
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll tax laws; Proficient using Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel; Ceridian HPL preferred
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems through effective customer service interface and communication
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Hands on and experience working in a fast-paced dynamic environment; proactive and takes initiative; maintains a customer service focus and mindset.


  • Integrity and Ethics; Maturity and Judgment; Strong Work Ethic; Confidentiality maintained at all times. (some evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand)


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