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Ogletree Deakins Law Firm

Job: Global Payroll Manager

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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 800 lawyers located in 51 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico.  Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its "Law Firm of the Year" in the Employment Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our Greenville, SC office has an opportunity for an experienced Global Payroll Manger to join the firms expanding Human Resources Department.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Summary of Position:

The Global Payroll Manager is responsible for ensuring all payroll related services are delivered accurately, timely and in compliance with firm policies and all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements for all firm domestic and international locations.

Essential Functions:

These are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


  • Manage and process bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly disbursement of multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes to 1,700 employees consistent with federal and state wage and hour laws.
  • Process international payrolls accurately and timely following the schedule for each country.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations.
  • Manage and develop payroll staff, including payroll specialist and payroll coordinator.
  • Critically review and analyze current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations.
  • Audit W-4s, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc.
  • Communicate actively with Finance, HR and Billing to review cross-departmental impacts and reconcile data sharing.
  • Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)
  • Fulfill wage garnishment requirements by completing forms and adjusting payroll records.
  • Prepare recurring and ad-hoc reports as needed by management and accounting/finance.
  • Coordinate efforts between Payroll and Human Resources to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data (status and personnel changes, tax withholding, benefit deductions, etc.)
  • Maintain employee records in Ultimate payroll-related systems.
  • Calculate quarterly profit sharing payments.
  • Work closely with Finance and Accounting on all payroll-related issues.
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of Federal, State and Local regulatory changes and develops internal and external communications relative to these changes
  • Develops procedures to ensure data integrity and interface integrity encompassing benefits, payroll, and other HRIS subsystems.

Skills / Requirements


  • Seven years of experience as a payroll manager for a large, multi-state business.
  • Bachelors degree, preferably in accounting, finance, business, human resources or related field.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).  Will consider 7-10 relevant experience in lieu of CPP certification.
  • Experience with electronic file processing which includes TXT, CSV and XLS files.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Flexibility to work unusual schedules or hours as dictated by the business to ensure payrolls are processed timely and accurately.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and solid financial acumen.
  • Detailed knowledge of payroll statutory requirements, including wage and garnishment and wage attachment legal requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet strict deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work unusual schedules or hours dictated by the business to ensure payroll is processed successfully.
  • Managerial/supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with all levels within an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Sense of urgency in solving client inquiries and requests to ensure timely resolution and ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work in team based environment.

**We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401K matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP Program.


If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Megan Becker at  with "Global Payroll Manager" in the subject line.


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