Partner Payroll Accountant

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with 625 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a Partner Payroll Accountant in Cincinnati or Indianapolis.

We are seeking a Partner Payroll Accountant to work with our Accounting team in the Cincinnati or Indianapolis office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. 


  • Create and distribute personal account statements and partner business expense (PBE) statements.
  • Create Microsoft Excel files to compute Senior Counsel and Equity Partner gross pay to ADP compensation system, along with accompanying additions/deductions to/from gross pay.
  • Generate CSV compensation upload files to use with ADP payroll software
  • Maintain all logs and reconciliations corresponding to Senior Counsel and Equity Partner payroll information.
  • Collect and enter all paperwork and changes on new hires, terminations, transfers, garnishments, direct deposit, 401K contributions, rate increases/decreases, and taxes through the payroll software ADP.
  • Process partner/exempt employee compensation through ADP payroll software and review and correct for completeness and accuracy.
  • Submit completed semi-monthly (exempt personnel) payroll files via ADP payroll software and request funding for total payroll liability through the Accounting Department.
  • Download and store via DeskSite, all payroll and tax reports.
  • Download, audit, and post payroll journal entries for non-exempt staff, exempt staff, and partner payroll with help of the Payroll Manager.
  • Compile internal management reports from payroll ADP system software.
  • Assist Payroll Manager in the calculation of Equity Partner Capital and other reports and audits as needed.
  • Serve as the main contact for written employment verifications for Taft employees.
  • Performs other related Accounting duties as needed.


  • Accounting/Financial Management skills.
  • Technical ability with payroll software and Microsoft Office (Excel and Word).
  • Communication proficiency and timely responsiveness.
  • Ethical conduct.
  • Maintains confidentiality of data.
  • Good time management skills; is organized and detail-oriented.
  • Works equally well in individual and teamwork settings.
  • Regular, punctual, and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations, especially when meeting deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or three or more years of related experience and/or training, with a preference for Accounting or Finance.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
  • A CPA certification is preferred.
  • Two to three years of experience with payroll software such as ADP, Paycor, Ultipro, etc.  
  • ADP experience is preferred.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other software useful in Accounting.

Interested candidates should apply to Alycen Cummings,

Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.