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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Illinois


Robert Half is seeking a Payroll Administrator who can process payroll and is proficient with Microsoft Office applications to fill a role with a company in the Manufacturing 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. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in Glendale Heights, Illinois as a long-term contract-to-full time role.

What you get to do every single day

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

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

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

  • Provide assistance as necessary for all internal and external audits related to payroll

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

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

  • Compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages as part of report preparation

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • 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

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

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

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


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

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

  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Knowledge of payroll for under 100 employees

  • Payroll Tax Reporting experience preferred

  • Experience with Process Payroll

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ADP Online

  • Deep understanding of Payroll Functions

  • Payroll experience

  • General familiarity with Microsoft Excel

  • Adeptness in Reconcile Payroll

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

  • Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Prior experience using accounting software

  • CPP designation preferred

  • Expertise in federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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