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Title : Litigation Paralegal I

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # YFGU848453

Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Payroll Coordinator The candidate assist in processing semi-monthly payroll, ensuring compliance and accuracy. Understand/monitor the flow of information between Human Resources and the payroll system, ensuring that all changes submitted to payroll (including W4 and direct deposit changes) are processed correctly. Review computed wages ensuring the accuracy of earnings and deductions. Process all garnishments and wage assignments. Review payroll documentation for accuracy using audit reports and make any necessary adjustments (after obtaining all required approvals). Prepare various management reports and process manual checks as requested. Maintain supporting documentation in the Firm's document management system. Prepare payroll journal entries, general ledger reconciliations, communications regarding stale dated checks, as well as special projects as requested. Print, sort, and distribute payroll checks for on-cycle and off-cycle check runs. Respond timely to inquiries and requests while safeguarding the confidentiality of payroll information. Work cooperatively with colleagues in Human Resources and Accounting to provide quality seamless customer service on all payroll related issues. Follow-up effectively with all clients/customers. Should have 2+ years of multi-state payroll experience (law firm/professional services organization experience preferred), showing progressive growth in responsibilities. A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related fields is required; CPP certification is strongly preferred. Strong customer service orientation and a commitment to excellence are required. The candidate must be motivated, proactive, and self-confident. Must have meticulous attention to detail in addition to strong analytical, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills. MS Office with emphasis on Excel and Word skills required. Payroll software (PeopleSoft preferred) required.

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