Robert Half Corporation Jobs

Job Information

Robert Half Payroll Administrator in COHOES, New York


Anyone who is ready for a challenge and has experience with Microsoft Office will be interested in this Payroll Administrator position. If you can process payroll effectively and efficiently, Robert Half is looking for a Payroll Administrator with dynamic communication and problem-solving skills. Contact us today if you're looking to advance your career with a smart team in a fast-paced environment. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Cohoes, New York and is a short-term contract / temporary to hire role.

Major responsibilities

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

  • Execute relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports to circulate amongst department heads

  • Manage and review, including verify, source documents

  • Perform other tasks as necessary

  • Establish payroll liabilities after calculating all employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Able to reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

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

  • Follow established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations and report changes as necessary

  • Deliver assistance to payroll with internal and external audits

  • Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, ensure company compliance

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

  • Preparing reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

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!


  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

  • Dependability in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills in particular

  • Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data

  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Kronos experience

  • Human Resources (HR) Administration experience

  • Benefits payroll experience preferred

  • Strong familiarity with Full Cycle Payroll

  • Prior experience working with collections/accounting software

  • Understanding of internal controls

  • Capable of managing high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Meet and uphold Certified Payroll Professional criteria

  • Well-informed in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

© 2022 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking “Apply Now,” you’re agreeing to Robert Half’s Terms of Use ( .