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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in DENVER, Colorado

Description Robert Half is seeking a Payroll Administrator who can process payroll and is proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Applicants who offer articulate communication skills, in addition to strong problem-solving abilities, will find this to be the perfect opportunity. This dedicated and passionate team is excited to offer you this incredible opportunity. Based in Denver, Colorado, the Payroll Administrator position is a short-term contract / temporary to hire opportunity.

Key responsibilities

  • Payroll record maintenance by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

  • Collect and analyze information including resolving payroll discrepancies

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

  • Facilitate company compliance according to federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

  • Put together for department heads the circulation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports

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

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

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

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

  • Manage employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • Secure confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence Requirements - Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Previous experience handling high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

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

  • General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Prior experience using accounting software

  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

  • Full Cycle Payroll experience desired

  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Knowledgeable about internal controls

  • Meet and uphold Certified Payroll Professional criteria

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