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 seeking a Payroll Accountant to support our team in Taft's Cincinnati or Indianapolis office.

We are seeking a Payroll Accountant with 2+ years of payroll experience to support our team in our 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. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and enter all new hire paperwork and employee changes into ADP payroll software for assigned payroll groups.
  • Review and process bi-weekly electronic timecards for hourly employees.  Contact employee and/or supervisor regarding missing or incorrect time entries.
  • Review and process semi-monthly payroll for exempt employees.
  • Submit payroll files to vendor and request funding of total payroll liability through internal accounting department.
  • Download and file payroll and tax reports.
  • Compile various internal management reports from ADP payroll software as requested.
  • Serve as the main point of contact on audit activities including 401K, Workers Compensation, and payroll tax.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with ADP account manager on system customization,  upgrades, payroll questions and issues.


  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or one or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two+ years’ experience working with payroll software such as ADP, Paycor, Ultipro, etc. ADP strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and payroll tax principles.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word.
  • Punctual and predictable attendance and flexibility in order to meet scheduled and off-cycle payroll processing deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain cordial and productive work relationships.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings,

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