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Robert Half Payroll Clerk in Greenville, South Carolina


Our client is seeking an entry-level Payroll Specialist to join their team. The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for the prompt and accurate processing of payrolls for various small to mid-sized businesses. This role includes assisting clients with the new employee onboarding process, ensuring all documentation is received and accurately processed, and setting up employee profiles in the payroll software, including personal information, tax deductions, garnishments, levies, and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports and executes activities related to the disbursement of payroll for employees of assigned payroll clients, including running payroll and submitting payments via ACH/ARP, check, or pay cards.

  • Interacts with clients daily to obtain updated payroll data, including salary adjustments, garnishments, special payments, tax allocations, and employee deductions.

  • Manages workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely, demonstrating strong multi-tasking skills.

  • Reviews and reconciles payrolls prior to transmission to clients, validating confirmed reports.

  • Provides a high level of customer service to ensure a high client retention rate.

  • Responds promptly to client inquiries or payroll-related issues or questions.

  • Collects, reviews, and initiates void or stop payments, and payment reissuance as requested.

  • Researches and resolves client/system problems, documenting special requests in the company database to track progress to resolution.

  • Provides back-up support to other payroll team members as needed.

  • Collaborates with HR, Benefits, and Finance/Tax/Accounting teams to resolve payroll-related questions.

  • Ensures client and/or employee data changes are updated in the payroll software.

  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with clients, agencies, and coworkers.


Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities)

  • High School Diploma required; Associate's degree (A.A) or equivalent in accounting or another business-related field is strongly preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in multi-state or multi-location payroll processing

  • Strong understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws

  • Proficiency in MS Office, data entry, and office equipment

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