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Robert Half Payroll Clerk in Hayward, California

Description If you're looking for a challenging position at a well-known company, then this opening for a Payroll Clerk may be of interest to you. Robert Half is seeking a Payroll Clerk to join the dynamic team at one of our clients in the Service industry! In this position, you will be expected to support the Payroll department through a number of duties including data entry, reconciliation of timecards, paycheck distribution and providing statements to various departments. To be an effective part of this dynamic, fast-growing team, a candidate will need to communicate effectively with both internal team members and outside customers. This Payroll Clerk opportunity is based in the Hayward, California area and is a long-term contract / temporary to hire employment role.

Your responsibilities

  • Build a system of administering and distributing reports

  • Run and build custom reports

  • Craft and deliver training to employees on the use of proper payroll practices, including timesheet entry and online methods of accessing pay statements

  • Data entry into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Organize data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Reach out to employees via phone and email to obtain timesheet approvals

  • Conduct clerical duties such as filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc Requirements - Proven ability to quickly learn new systems

  • Reconciliations experience required

  • Foundational knowledge in Review Timesheets

  • Proficiency in Employee Timesheets

  • Microsoft Excel experience highly desired

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll

  • Prior knowledge in Payroll software

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

  • Previous payroll experience

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Highly organized, attentive, has a sense of urgency, flexible and able to deal with frequent interruptions and changing priorities

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