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Robert Half Payroll Specialist in Berkeley, California


Do you have strong communication skills and a desire to advance your career? This Payroll Clerk position is with one of our established local clients. This vacancy is based in the Berkeley, California area and is a permanent opportunity. This role involves entering data, reconciling timecards, distributing paychecks, and providing statements to various departments. Communication skills are crucial to this position since you will be collaborating with the internal team and outside customers.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Administer reports as instructed and make them easily accessible by distributing them

  • Be able to create and run custom reports

  • Obtain timesheet approvals by contacting employees via email and phone

  • Ensure efficient operation of the department by performing clerical duties such as filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc.

  • Instruct and train employees in the use of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

  • Fill in data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

  • Bi-weekly Payroll processing experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Efficient in Payroll software

  • Possess strong organizational and follow-up skills

  • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

  • 2+ years of previous payroll experience

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