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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in Birmingham, Michigan

Description Requiring applicants with Microsoft Office proficiency, Robert Half seeks a Payroll Administrator for payroll processing to fill a role with a company in the Service field. In addition, if you possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, this may be the right job for you. This opportunity ensures you will be part of a dynamic team for career growth. Based in Birmingham, Michigan, the Payroll Administrator position is a short-term contract / temporary to hire opportunity.

Key responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

  • Prepare for department heads relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports

  • Produce reports after compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Manage and review, including verify, source documents

  • Reconciling of employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Exercise of proper data management by collecting, calculating, and entering payroll data

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

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

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

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines Requirements - Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Excel

  • JDE EnterpriseOne experience

  • Adeptness in VLOOKUP

  • Comprehensive knowledge of ADP Workforce Now

  • ADP - Payroll experience

  • Pivot Table experience highly desired

  • Demonstrated knowledge of general ledger

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Prior experience using accounting software

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Prior experience working with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.

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