Payroll Coordinator

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Payroll / Benefits
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Payroll Coordinator

My client just added a Controller to their growing team and due to the high growth trend they will be bringing in their union payroll in-house so they’re adding a Payroll Coordinator in the Chicagoland area. The ideal person has led the entire Payroll department of union and non-union employees. 


  • 5+ years of experience  
  • Union payroll experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related
  • Experience with CMIC is highly preferred


  • Assist in processing weekly union and non-union payroll
  • Understand/monitor the flow of information in the payroll system, ensuring that all changes are processed correctly
  • Payroll System maintenance and setting up new hires
  • Prepare all wage garnishment and wage assignment payments 
  • In charge of payroll check distribution 
  • Prepare journal entries, review and reconcile various payroll general ledger accounts, and manage various additional month-end tasks

Employment type: Full time, Direct-hire

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30-5:30 with flexibility, as needed

Compensation: Market competitive; $40K - $50K 


  • Exposure to different parts of the business
  • 50% paid healthcare and dental
  • 3% 401(k) match
  • High growth company – company has quadrupled in the last 4 years
  • Hands on position in a fast paced environment
  • Family friendly culture
  • Develop and direct contact with CFO
  • Business casual
  • You can see the architectural design products on past, current and future projects

If you are interested in this Payroll Coordinator role or other Accounting and Finance opportunities, please apply to the website or for an immediate response email your resume directly to me at