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Payroll Associate

Bain Capital

Bain Capital

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024


Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $180 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.


The individual will join Bain Capital, LP in Boston as part of an established Payroll team. This position will be responsible for entering and processing payroll for over 1,000 US employees both exempt and non-exempt. They will record items in the general ledger, reconcile payroll accounts monthly and assist the Finance and Human Resources teams with ad hoc projects as needed.


  • Process multi-state bi-weekly payrolls using ADP

  • Communicate with ADP on any payroll issues

  • Prepare manual off-cycle payments

  • Enter general ledgers and reconcile payroll journal entries in Workday

  • Manage miscellaneous items for payrolls, including fringe benefits and deductions

  • Maintain employee 401k elections

  • Reconcile monthly bank statements

  • Respond to employee payroll related questions and issues

  • Assist with payroll and corporate annual audits

  • Assist with payroll related projects for HR and finance teams

  • Perform ad hoc tasks as required


  • 3-5 years of payroll experience

  • Experience with ADP, preferably WorkForce Now

  • Experience with Workday

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word)

  • Ability to operate in a complex, fast paced, multi-business unit environment

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the capacity to interact with outside parties and personnel across all levels of the firm

  • A forward-thinking, organized individual

  • A team player who is eager to learn and work with others in a dynamic environment

  • self-motivated individual that is able to take initiative

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and work under deadlines

  • Meticulous attention to detail with a focus on high quality output

  • Capacity to discretely handle highly confidential and sensitive information


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Finance or Accounting

Bain Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.