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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Fountain Valley, California


Accountemps 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 Irvine, California, the Payroll Administrator position is a long-term temporary opportunity.

Your responsibilities in this role:

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Ensure employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and confidential information

  • Proper payroll information maintenance by collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Manage employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Guarantee company compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

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

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

  • Handle specific weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for department heads

  • Manage payroll information requests and questions

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

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • Understand and report necessary changes to payroll operations by maintaining established policies and procedures

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



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

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Prior experience working with collections/accounting software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Full Cycle Payroll experience desired

Accountemps’ process 

Once we know that you're interested, an Accountemps recruiter will review your resume and contact you to better understand your skills and tell you more about the opportunity. We will meet qualified candidates immediately to get you in front of the employer(s) - we will move quickly!

Not ready to apply, but want more information? Contact Kevin Su at

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

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Salary: $25.00 - $30.00 / Hourly

Location: Fountain Valley, CA

Date Posted: January 11, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00350-9502814267

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance