McGuireWoods LLP

  • Payroll Manager

    Category Accounting & Finance
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  • 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 is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, 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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