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Payroll Coordinator

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #543

Payroll Coordinator

Location: Chicago, IL

The Organization: Large U.S. Based International Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary to $85K, paid overtime and generous Performance Based Bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Gym, Life Insurance; exceptional culture, noted firm with historical stability, security and career growth. Noted as, "One of the most desired law firms to work for globally".

Summary: Top-ranked AM international law firm is seeking a Payroll Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate processing of partner payroll, respond to requests, perform established internal control activities, and identify opportunities to enhance the current partner payroll process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Compile and review semi-monthly partner payroll
  • Understand the flow of information with the partner payroll process to ensure that payroll is processed accurately
  • Prepare and review compensation and distribution calculations
  • Review payroll documentation for accuracy using audit reports
  • Perform general ledger reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Prepare employment verification letters for partners
  • Review partner payroll processes 
  • Work closely with the Finance management team to implement changes 


  • 3+ years’ of payroll experience in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance OR comparable experience required
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Prior experience using PeopleSoft Payroll
  • Strong analytical, organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interface, develop and maintain professional relationships with all levels of management in an upbeat friendly and professional work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines under time constraints