Payroll Supervisor

McCarter & English   •  

Newark, NJ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 39 days ago

Newark Office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Payroll Supervisor. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate all phases of semi-monthly payroll for over 800 employees in a multi-state environment
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the Payroll Specialist
  • Perform and/or supervise journal entries and payroll and tax reconciliations
  • Create the yearly payroll transmittal, HRB download and timesheet schedules
  • Perform and/or supervise year-end, W-2, and 3rd Party Sick Pay audit and reconciliations
  • Manage the preparation of amended tax returns and W-2c as required
  • Monitor payroll data updates such as garnishments, PTO, benefit insurance, FSA and 401(k) deductions
  • Manage and review the processing of employee Etimesheets for completeness and accuracy
  • Interact with Office Managers/Supervisors, Auditors, HR, Accounting and Employees pertinent to Payroll
  • Manage and process employee verifications and Bonus, Retirement and Anniversary checks
  • Conduct and perform routine audit work for various payroll, accounting, benefit accounts
  • Interface with Accounting to accurately reconcile bank statements, wire transfers for payroll and tax filing and payroll-related general ledger activities
  • Auditpayrolltax and voluntary deduction reports
  • Respond to employee requests and questions in a timely, professional manner
  • Assist Worker’s Compensation, Accounting and 401K auditors with payroll inquiries
  • Process involuntary deductions such as levies, child support and garnishments
  • Document and updates payroll procedures
  • Prepare special reports for Senior Management, HR and Accounting using ADP Report Writer as required
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of ADP Workforce Now, Time & Labor and Report Writer
  • Solid understanding of Federal, State and Local tax laws specifically the states of NJ, NY, DE, CT, MA, PA & DC
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Must be able to handle employee personal and information at the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Ability to research technical issues, multi-task and work independently with confidential and sensitive information
  • Good time management, written/verbal communication, and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Teamwork focused


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year accredited educational institution
  • Five or more years related experience
  • A Finance or Accounting college degree is preferred

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.