1+ months

Payroll Specialist

Seattle, WA 98104
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE The Payroll Specialist provides a wide variety of payroll related activities. This position requires working knowledge of payroll processing, including state and local taxes. The individual filling this position must exhibit high attention to detail, solid communication skills, effective customer service, and strong organizational skills. The applicant must have a proven ability to appropriately handle confidential information and always conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Review and audit new hire and departure notifications from Workday to ensure the 100% accuracy of data entered into the payroll system. Any data correction required after completion of the audit is communicated to Human Resources immediately. Update employee payroll records by entering changes to tax status and employee direct deposit information. Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll. Calculate pay for contract personnel, process off-cycle checks, including retro-active pay increases, final paychecks and corrections. Process involuntary deductions such as wage levies or garnishments. Calculate and deduct from employees wages in accordance with the Order. Prepare and file quarterly reports for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Respond to requests for verification of employment. Run semi-monthly reports for employee charitable contributions. Prepare check requests for payment to the charities in accordance with Firm policy. Recommend process improvements to enhance efficiency. Support the implementation of payroll-related initiatives and projects. Perform other duties, as assigned. Be aware of, comply with, and enforce, all Firm policies. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the position, consistent with the Firms attendance expectations. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Experience working with payroll applications; recent experience with Workday & ADP software (Vantage). Knowledge of applicable federal and state wage and tax laws, and compliance regulations surrounding payroll. Ability to prioritize and solve problems. Information must be treated with utmost confidentiality. Ability to provide a high level of customer service in a professional and tactful manner. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail. Ability to perform and consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Experience with Roll Call time attendance software. Good judgment and decision-making skills. Comfortable working cross-functionally within the department. Able to effectively function both independently and as a member of a team. Strong analytical ability. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a high school diploma, or equivalent, and 2 to 4 years of payroll experience. Associates degree preferred.
Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-06-18

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Payroll Specialist

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