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Robert Half Payroll/HR Administrator in Albany, New York


If you can process payroll and have proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Robert Half has a Payroll Administrator opening you might be interested in. This dynamic work environment will be the perfect opportunity for your career, provided you demonstrate strong communication skills and adept problem-solving capabilities. This dedicated and passionate team is your next step for a career growth opportunity. The Payroll Administrator position is a long-term contract / temporary opportunity based out of Albany, New York.

What you get to do every single day

  • Maintaining employee confidence and protecting payroll operations by keeping information confidential

  • Draft reports by organizing all summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities as needed

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Draft relevant year-end reports, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly ones, for department heads

  • Calculate employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments and employee federal and state income and social security taxes to determine payroll liabilities

  • Payroll information management via collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • Maintain all updates of payroll records by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Understand and report necessary changes to payroll operations by maintaining established policies and procedures

  • Manage payroll information requests and questions

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Joe Macaluso or Kevin Aucoin with Robert Half Contract talent to discuss this role further. We look forward to hearing from you with your interest!


  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Experience with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Previous experience using accounting software

  • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Foundational knowledge in benefits administration

  • Well-founded grasp of Terminations

  • Proven knowledge of Hiring Processes

  • ADP Online experience preferred

  • Onboarding experience highly desired

  • Proficiency in benefits payroll

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll systems for 100-500 employees

  • General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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