McGuireWoods LLP

  • Payroll Manager

    Job Location US-VA-Richmond
    Category Accounting & Finance
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for the Manager, Payroll in our Richmond, VA office.  The manager will oversee the firm's payroll department which is responsible for processing semi-monthly payroll for 2,000 employees across 20+ U.S. offices, with additional duties that include tax filing reviews, W2 reviews and issuance, and departmental budgeting.  The successful candidate will have five to eight years of experience in a multi-state environment with a minimum of three years in a managerial capacity.


    McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years.  We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.  We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world.  Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity.  For more information, please visit


    • Plans and directs all payroll functions and is accountable for the integrity of the payroll process 
    • Manages, leads and develops the payroll team
    • Interprets and adheres to firm policies and government regulations affecting payroll procedures
    • Oversees the payroll tax services with third party outsourcing partners and ensures compliance with payroll  tax filings and related returns and issuing W-2 forms accurately and within established deadlines
    • Manages ongoing set-ups and updates to UltiPro payroll and Infor Workforce Management time and attendance systems and is responsible for ensuring system functionality works properly 
    • Prepares the department’s annual budget and calculates the budgeted SUI rates and other payroll tax expenses for the firm


    • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 
    • Five to eight years of multi-state payroll experience, including at least three years of experience managing a payroll department
    • Three plus years of related accounting experience
    • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred
    • Must have a thorough understanding of federal, state and local wage and hour laws
    • Experience with major payroll and time and attendance systems required, UltiPro and Infor Workforce Management experience is preferred
    • Prior system conversion experience preferred


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