Sidley Austin LLP

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Senior Payroll Assistant

Senior Payroll Assistant

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The Senior Payroll Assistant is responsible for processing payroll data and providing customer service related to payroll questions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process bi-weekly transfer of payroll to ProBusiness.
  • Compiles and inputs payroll data including taxes, bonuses, deductions, and time and attendance system (WorkForce).
  • Sets up and maintains garnishments.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Audits HR interface for accuracy with payroll records.
  • Reviews data entry performed by self and peers.
  • Collaborates with HR and other departments to ensure accuracy.
  • Reviews and commits payroll records entered in HR database.
  • Runs bi-weekly, quarterly, and yearly reports.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll funding worksheets for accounting and cash management.
  • Assists in auditing foreign payrolls.
  • Assists in monthly and quarterly tax filings.
  • Assists the payroll supervisor and manager with special projects.
  • Processes monthly pension payroll.
  • Demostrates strong knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll tax regulations for garnishments, child support, levies and subpoenas.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:


  • A minimum of 5 years of payroll processing experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience


  • Experience with ProBusiness or ADP based applications in a professional services environment
  • Experience with Report Writer and Rapid Runner Reports
  • Experience with PeopleSoft
  • Experience with WorkForce (Time & Attendance Systems)

Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.