Payroll Specialist

White Plains

Job Summary

Interested in joining a team of professionals who are smart, motivated and dedicated to supporting the firm and each other? Skadden – known for approaching our clients' most complex matters with innovative and creative thinking – is hiring a Payroll Specialist to join our firm in White Plains, NY.  In this role, you will support the Firm's Payroll Department in preparing payroll for all domestic and international offices.

  • Computes 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.
  • Organizes, processes and proofreads time tickets.
  • Processes new hires, garnishments, rehires, terminations, direct deposits, vacation advances, leaves of absence and other payrolls on computer system.
  • Verifies wage increases and salary dockings.
  • Responsible for the expatriate payroll.
  • Responds to phone inquiries and salary verifications.
  • Develops and runs audit reports to monitor payroll requirements.
  • Compiles statistical and audit/edit reports.
  • 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.
  • Compiles statistical and audit/edit reports.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Federal/State tax laws which pertain to payroll
  • Knowledge of payroll processing procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Workday), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
  • Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years related experience
  • Experience working with Workday Payroll and Expatriate Payroll

About Us

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. Relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients’ legal issues. We are known for handling the most complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients and each other. Our attorneys and professional staff, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, work together seamlessly across 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

Culture & Life at Skadden

We are proud to have built a team of professionals who are smart, motivated and dedicated to supporting each other. We invest substantial time and effort in hiring and training our teams and recognize that capable and committed people are a valuable asset to the firm. Our goal at Skadden is for everyone to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth.

Benefits

The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life. 

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k), and voluntary benefits.
  • Generous PTO.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning & professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

For further details, please visit:  https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/employee-benefits

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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