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Robert Half International Payroll Specialist in Hickory, North Carolina


If you're looking for a challenging position at a well-known company, you may be interested in this opening for a Payroll Clerk. Accountemps is seeking a Payroll Clerk to join the dynamic team at one of our clients. This position will require a variety of duties such as data entry, reconciliation of timecards, paycheck distribution and providing statements to various departments. This fast-paced and quickly expanding position will require the candidate to communicate effectively with both internal team members and outside customers. This Payroll Clerk opportunity is based in the Hickory, North Carolina area and is a short-term temporary-to-full-time employment role.

What you get to do every single day

  • File, scan, fax, and perform other clerical duties as required

  • Compile a system of administering and distributing reports

  • Organize data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Communicate with organization employees via a variety of channels to obtain approvals of timesheets

  • Administer instruction/training to employees regarding the use of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

  • Construct and run custom reports

  • Data entry into spreadsheets and the payroll system


  • Previous payroll experience

  • Payroll software experience suggested

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new systems

  • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

  • Deep understanding of garnishments payroll

  • Experience with Payroll Taxes

  • In-house payroll experience

  • Full Cycle Payroll experience desired

  • Adeptness in Process Biweekly Payroll

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Paylocity

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience preferred

  • General familiarity with benefits administration

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: $16.15 - $18.70 / Hourly

Location: Hickory, NC

Date Posted: January 11, 2021

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 03200-0011666116

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance