Baker Tilly

Payroll Specialist

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.


This is a critical position at Baker Tilly. We need someone who is passionate, curious, and has a high level of customer service. This person will use their expertise to process payroll for our multi-state 2,700 person firm and provide support to our Payroll Supervisor.


It’s an exciting time to join Baker Tilly! 



Baker Tilly Annual Report 2016


  • Process bi-weekly payroll.
    • Build strong relationships with Human Resources and review/update employee records as needed.
    • Partner with Leave of Absences team to ensure proper payments while employees are on leave.
    • Process bonuses or severance when needed.
    • Review employee federal and state income and related taxes for accurate calculation.
  • Use research skills to resolve discrepancies through collection and analysis of information within payroll system.
  • Reconcile payroll deposits, tax withholdings, wage garnishments, and voluntary deductions.
  • Create reports of employee earnings, taxes, deductions, and employers’ contribution of social security and unemployment; including other requested ad-hoc reports.
  • Maintain confidence of employee data by keeping all information confidential.
  • Provide support to firm employees regarding payroll questions.
  • Communicate effectively, professionally and accurately.
  • Ensure continuous learning in payroll best practices. Integrate new knowledge and skills into daily work and share with colleagues as appropriate.
  • Maintain current knowledge of local, state and federal practices and laws.
  • Participate in department projects and other tasks as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least 1 year of prior office support experience required. Associate degree may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, interpersonal, project management, and communication skills.
  • Solid Microsoft Suite skills (Excel) required.
  • Ability to learn and utilize specialized software, such as, UltiPro, Star, etc.
  • Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and timely completion of duties.
  • Keen sense of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as ability to follow directions/procedures required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with frequent interruptions required.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.