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Payroll, Coordinator

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Payroll, Coordinator
New York
Reports to

Senior Manager, Payroll

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (overtime as required)

Position Summary

The Coordinator, Payroll will assist in timely and accurate processing of multi-state and multi pay cycle payrolls, which includes entering of payroll data, providing customer service to employees.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for New Hire processing (reviewing onboarding status, entering appropriate taxes, notifying governmental agencies about hire).
  • Review and update Garnishment requests.
  • Manage 401(k) loan related data and ensure that information is provided to all relevant parties.
  • Update monthly reports for retirement team.
  • Assist Specialist, Payroll with all changes to payroll as requested.
  • Update Wage Works/Health Equity with all related data.
  • Assist with special projects or audits.
  • Run queries and ad hoc reports from Workday to retrieve and analyze data required to complete payroll processing.
  • Assist employees with payroll related inquiries.
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Knowledge in working with an HRIS system and Payroll Database, ideally Workday.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate local, state, and federal wage and labor laws, employee benefit plans, employment practices, and payroll taxes.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Strong Excel skills and proficiency in other Microsoft suite applications.
  • Detail oriented with well-developed analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
  • Exemplary business ethics, confidentiality, and integrity.
  • Excellent organizational skills with careful attention to detail and timely follow-through.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as solid interpersonal skills.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business management or a related field.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification is a plus.
  • 1 to 3 years payroll experience in a law firm or professional services organization.
  • Workday experience strongly preferred.

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $70,000 - $80,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.