Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary
    $ 70000 - $ 80000
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
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  • Job type
    Direct Hire

Accounting Principals has partnered with a Global Financial Services firm to assist with their search for a Senior Payroll Specialist.  This role is remote for now and may require the candidate to report into their Philadelphia office on monthly basis in the future.  This is a direct hire / permanent position with a salary of up to $80K and great benefits!



  • Primary responsibility is to prepare biweekly payroll for US and Canada
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable wage and hour laws.
  • Responsible for applicable tax returns and IRS forms as required.
  • Responsible for payroll and finance audits with outside auditors as required.
  • Ensure state remittances are made without delay.


  • Provide cover for benefits when Benefits Manager is unavailable
  • Responsible for the preparation of all IRS and government forms as needed (i.e. Form 1095’s, EEO, etc.)
  • Provide administrative support (i.e. invoicing) to Benefits Manager

    Employee Support

  • Assist employees with pay related questions and concerns.
  • Proactively communicate to employees regarding changes and frequently asked questions.


  • Create and run HRIS reports as requested
  • Audit HRIS system with payroll and benefits, ensuring all systems are in-sync






  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field and 5 – 7 + years’ payroll experience preferred.
  • 5 – 7 years +’ experience processing payroll for 300+ person, multi-state company
  • Experience with processing payroll for equity related deferred compensation preferred
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now required
  • Experience working for a global company preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred
  • Previous experience supervising, providing direction, and/or training to other employees is preferred

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