Highgate Hotels

  • Payroll Manager

    Requisition ID
    Job Location
    US-NY-New York
    The Maxwell Hotel
  • Highgate Hotels

    Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.


    The Maxwell Hotel

    Formerly known as the W New York, this 697-room hotel has been rebranded as The Maxwell, an independent lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan along the infamous Lexington Avenue. The Maxwell's Beyond Effortless service captures the indefinable essence of New York City, and provides an approachable, unique, and utterly memorable guest experience.

    Employment Status



    The position will be responsible for managing all Payroll functions for the hotel.


    • Flexible and long hours sometimes required, especially during the last and first few days of the month.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and staff in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and staff.
    • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
    • Approach all encounters with staff and employees in a professional, attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
    • Attend all hotel required meeting and trainings.
    • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
    • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
    • Attention to detail, accuracy and data integrity are crucial in this role.


    • College courses in an associated or related field and/or related experience in a Hotel or Hospitality environment.
    • Experience working with EV5 Timesaver.
    • Experience working with ADP GL. ADP Enterprises, ADP Reporting and Timesaver experience preferred.
    • Payroll experience is preferred.
    • Must be proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office (Intermediate Excel and Basic Word).
    • Strong mathematical and analytical skills. Must have proven knowledge of federal, state and local tax laws as well as payroll tax filings.
    • Must have clear understanding FLSA requirements and calculation.


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