Feb 09, 2023

Payroll Administrator

  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
Full-Time Administration Human Resources Legal Other

Job Description

Burr & Forman LLP has an immediate opening in our Birmingham, AL office for a full-time Payroll Administrator. The Payroll Administrator will perform payroll related-functions, including payroll processing of the biweekly, semimonthly, monthly and off-cycle payrolls and draws; payroll tax compliance; automated timekeeping systems; and payroll reporting in a multisite, multistate, high-volume environment. This position is a unique opportunity to join a firm that prioritizes our clients, colleagues, and communities. Our culture is highly collaborative and individual contributions are recognized and valued. If you’re a service-minded professional with intellectual curiosity and excellent work ethic, please consider joining our team at Burr & Forman.


  • Timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, draws, bonuses, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Process employee timesheets to pull hours worked, overtime, and time off into the payroll system.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage and hour laws, and best practices.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports; W-2’s; tax filings; and other required reportings such as workers compensation audits and multi-state reporting.
  • Respond to and resolve inquiries about paychecks or payroll reporting; ensuring payroll issues are escalated and resolved promptly.
  • Reconcile payroll deposits, tax withholdings, wage garnishments, and voluntary deductions and other similar audit functions.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Respond to requests for information from governmental agencies and tax authorities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five or more years of progressive payroll experience; related experience in a law firm or professional services organization beneficial.
  • Highly organized, outstanding analytical skills, detail-orientated, precise, and proactive with a desire to take ownership.
  • Balance competing priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment, exercising patience and professionalism during stressful situations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A strong client-service orientation, and the ability to be self-directed, resilient, and proactive.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel; prior experience using HRIS (such as Workday, ADP, UKG) for payroll processing preferred.
  • A satisfactory credit history is required.

This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


Burr & Forman is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting lawyers and staff without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, military and protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, or disability.

See Burr & Forman’s Diversity Statement & Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

Burr & Forman is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please contact our Employment Administrator at (205) 458-5490 and let us know the nature of your request.

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