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Robert Half Payroll and HR Specialist in Carlsbad, California


Join a dynamic team as a Payroll and HR Specialist at a growing medical device company in Carlsbad, CA. The role will oversee and lead full-cycle, multi-state payroll for 200+ employees. The role will also ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures, as well as driving new procedures, process improvements and training. This is a hybrid role offering marketable compensation and outstanding benefits.

How you will make an impact

  • Maintain employee confidence by delivering instruction and training to employees regarding the function of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

  • Process payroll for 200+ employees in multiple states

  • Calculate commissions, overtime, and bonus

  • Assist with interim and year-end audits

  • Administration of new hires, terminations, and changes to employee records

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal payroll & labor laws


  • Proven knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Full Cycle Payroll experience desired

  • Garnishments payroll experience preferred

  • Experience with ADP, Ulti-Pro, or Paylocity

  • Multi-state payroll experience required for 200+ employees

  • Strong knowledge of CA labor law

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • 2+ years of previous payroll experience

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