Payroll Coordinator

JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
COMPENSATION: $60k - $70k
POSTED: Jun 17, 2022

Our client is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness. They empower people with serious mental illness to live and thrive in society. They are currently seeking a Payroll Coordinator to join their team.

Salary/ Hourly Rate:

$60k – $70k

Position Overview:

The Payroll Coordinator will be part of a dedicated and innovative Human Resources team that actively supports the mission by fostering a safe and dignified workplace culture where employees from every background are represented, and where employees can thrive and grow personally and professionally. They are looking for a knowledgeable Payroll Coordinator for their organization of over 200 employees. The position requires expertise in multi- state payroll and experience with unions. This position is part of a team of 6 and is based in New York city. The ideal candidate manages one direct report and the Payroll and Benefits Administrator.

Responsibilities of the Payroll Coordinator:

  • Own and oversee the processing of full-cycle exempt, non-exempt multi-state payroll in addition to processing W-2s and 1099 while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and company policy
  • Stay informed about legislative/statutory changes to compensation-related withholdings and benefits while working with HR, Paylocity, and third-party administrators to ensure accurate change management to payroll systems and effective communication to colleagues
  • Lead improvement initiatives and efficiencies and implement best practices to ensure payroll processing accuracy and compliance for multi-state payroll (appropriate deductions for benefits, garnishments, taxes, and new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates)
  • Coordinate with the Accounting department on bank reconciliation, reporting, pay schedule, and tax implications
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, hour laws and best practices
  • Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation to auditors
  • Develop and generate ad-hoc reporting as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications of the Payroll Coordinator:

  • 3 – 5 years of progressive experience with payroll, compensation programs, and benefits administration including 403(b) administration
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities/deadlines
  • Must be an outstanding communicator who is very comfortable communicating with employees
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable training staff virtually or in-person and providing them with training resources in a variety of formats
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to establish oneself as a trusted advisor within the organization
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems
  • Paylocity experience is highly preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work under deadlines

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required


  • Atrium Care Package available, upon eligibility
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 110983