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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in Federal Way, Washington

Description Robert Half seeks a Payroll Administrator to help process payroll with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the desire to fill a role in the Healthcare, Hospitals, Social Assistance field. Applicants who offer articulate communication skills, in addition to strong problem-solving abilities, will find this to be the perfect opportunity. This position is an opportunity for career growth on a dedicated and passionate team. Based in Federal Way, Washington, the Payroll Administrator position is a long-term contract / temporary opportunity.


  • Report needed changes after maintaining payroll operations according to established policies and procedures

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

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

  • Maintaining payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Reconciling of employee deductions and other liabilities

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

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

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

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

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

  • Track payroll record changes by entering updates in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers Requirements - Prior experience working with accounting software

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

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Solid understanding of payroll

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

  • General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

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