Payroll Supervisor

Payroll Supervisor

Payroll Supervisor




White Plains, New York

Employment Type



$95000 - $120000

Job Description:


* Verifies wages, withholdings and deductions where multi-state tax laws apply.

* Counsels legal and non-legal staff regarding payroll issues/problems and ensures adherence to financial and firm policies.

* Investigates and adjusts reported irregularities in pay.

* Develops and runs audit reports to monitor payroll requirements.

* Compiles statistical and audit/edit reports.

* Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for staff.

* Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process.

* Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures to higher level management.

* Coordinates and oversees department projects, day-to-day operations and long-range plans.

* Monitors time, attendance, overtime, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with firm policies.

* Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures.

* Effectively utilizes the Firm's performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.

* Oversees employees' work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems.

* Initiates disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the Human Resources Department.

* Recommends guidelines and practices to promote efficiency, effectiveness, excellent customer service and improved employee relations, in alignment with the Firm's Core Values.

* Develops and communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.

* Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests for departmental services.

* Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.

* Manages Firm resources responsibly.

* Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies, and procedures.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


* Strong knowledge of Federal/State tax laws which pertain to payroll

* Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (i.e. Lawson or other payroll systems), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems

* Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques

* Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures

* Ability to effectively supervise others

* Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities

* Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment

* Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills

* Demonstrates close attention to detail

* Ability to defuse a tense situation

* Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality

* Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing

* Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others

* Personally handles more complex issues/duties requiring independent exercise of discretion and judgment

* Ability to organize and prioritize work and delegate effectively

* Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


* Bachelor's Degree

* Minimum of three years related experience and one year of supervisory experience