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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in forest hills, New York

Description Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Robert Half is looking for Payroll Administrator candidates who know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Paychex software.This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Queens New York and is a short-term contract / temporary role. 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. If you want to become part of an success driven team and thriving culture and take the right steps toward advancing your career, don't wait—call us today.

What you get to do every single day

  • Put together summaries of employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments and employee federal and state income and social security taxes to calculate all payroll liabilities

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

  • Payroll information management via collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Take charge of all questions and requests related to payroll

  • Offer assistance with internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Report changes where necessary after maintaining payroll operations via company policies and procedures

  • Draft reports by organizing all summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Review source documents with necessary verification

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

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

  • Continue employee confidence in payroll operations by keeping sensitive information confidential

  • Handle payroll discrepancies through information collection and analysis

  • Draft relevant year-end reports, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly ones, for department heads Requirements - Expertise in federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

    • Prior experience working with collections/accounting software

    • 3+ years of payroll experience

    • Exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

    • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

    • Foundational knowledge in payroll systems for 100-500 employees

    • Prevailing Wage experience highly desired

    • Paychex experience

    • Certified Payroll experience preferred

    • Proficiency in Paychex Payroll

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

    • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

    • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

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

    • Mastery of internal controls

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