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Payroll & Benefits Specialist

  • Category: Finance / Accounting
  • Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Type: Full-time/Flex

Top rated wealth management firm in the McLean area needs a Payroll & Benefits Specialist for a full-time hybrid role.

Hours/Schedule:  Full-time, flexible.  First 90-days of training on site then hybrid schedule going forward.

Job Type: Contract to hire


Location Requirements: Hybrid    

Rate: $35-50/hour based on experience


  • Prepare semi-monthly and quarterly payrolls, hourly employee payroll, deductions, vacation/sick leave accruals, accuracy of earnings and records. Enter payroll in GP. Point of contact for staff for ADP WorkForce and paycheck details.
  • Administer revenue reports for payroll. Maintain payroll analysis reports for staff and earnings report for COO and HR.
  • V2020 administration – track weekly revenue, in charge of staff and reps RA transactions.
  • Review and process expense reports and reimbursement requests for accuracy and according to the policy. Manage Concur expense system.
  • Administer 401k benefits and Profit Sharing plans.
  • Assist with administering group health, dental, life insurance policies, FSA/HSA, health club membership, and other employee benefits. Assist with annual renewals and audit.
  • Provide payroll and billing policy orientation to staff. 
  • Administering charitable giving through corporate Donor Advised Fund. Provide charitable analysis to trustees.
  • Manage incoming checks and process deposits.
  • Provide support during quarter-end and year-end processes, W2 adjustments for staff.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings related to quarterly and annual payroll.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system and process incoming mail for payroll.
  • Manage special projects as appropriate.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to Controller as requested. Assist with one-time projects as needed.
  • ADP Interface:
    1. Entering new hire profiles and completing new hire onboarding requirements.
    2. Managing PTO policies and balances.
    3. Answering basic ADP-related questions from staff.
    4. Selecting and confirming benefits
    5. Running reports
    6. Administering 401(k) employee program through John Hancock
Additional duties as necessary, including but not limited to:
  • Filing, scanning, and research projects as needed
  • Drafting and sending correspondence related to office policies and employee performance



  • Work experience as an Accounting Assistant or Payroll Specialist.
  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures.
  • Work experience in ADP Workforce and Time & Attendance.
  • Knowledge of Great Plains accounting software a huge plus.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Knowledge of Concur Expense system is a plus.
  • Ability to keep confidential information safe and private due to working with sensitive staff and leadership information.
  • Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail. Good math skills and the ability to spot numerical errors.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.



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