Robert Half International Payroll in Des Moines, Iowa

If you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Accountemps may have the Payroll Administrator position for you. If you're looking for work as a Payroll Administrator, and want to join a forward thinking team, this innovative company is looking for someone to perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. Don't wait call us today to become part of an enthusiastic team and thriving culture and take the right steps toward advancing your career.

Key responsibilities

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

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

  • Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

  • Track payroll record changes by entering updates in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities as needed

  • Compile all information in reference to summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages for reports

  • Promote employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and keeping information confidential

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

  • Detail all payroll liabilities by establishing employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payment

  • Handle payroll discrepancies through information collection and analysis

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

  • Draft relevant year-end reports, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly ones, for department heads

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

  • Experience with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Understanding of internal controls

  • Expertise in federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • ADP Workforce Now experience preferred

  • Microsoft Excel experience

  • Garnishments payroll experience

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience desired

  • Multi-state payroll experience preferred

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888.670.5403 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

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