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Robert Half Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Highland, New York


If you want to work as part of a dynamic, fast-growing team, Robert Half's new Payroll Clerk opening might be right for you! In this role, your primary responsibilities will consist of providing support to the Payroll department in a variety of duties, including data entry, reconciliation of timecards, paycheck distribution and providing statements to various departments. This position would suit an individual with excellent communication skills who will be expected to effectively interact between teams, such as the internal team and outside customers. Are you looking for a position that offers plenty of career growth opportunity and allows you to work with an industry leader? This Payroll Clerk position may be for you! A Payroll Clerk opportunity, based in the Highland, New York area, has become available on a long-term contract basis.

Key responsibilities

  • Build and run custom reports

  • Correspond with employees via email and phone to garner approvals on timesheets

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

  • Data entry into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Build a system of administering and distributing reports

  • Update data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Conduct clerical duties such as filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc.

    Requirements - Previous payroll experience

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Payroll software experience is a plus

  • Reconciliations experience highly preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of auditing

  • Experience with taxes

  • Proficiency in Monthly Basis

  • Payroll experience required

  • Comprehension of Bookkeeping Functions

  • Terminations experience desired

  • Background working with scanning

  • Adeptness in scheduling

  • Placement experience preferred

  • Invoice experience

  • Payment Processing experience

  • Prior experience with authorizations

  • Human Resources (HR) Administration experience

  • Practical knowledge of Hiring Processes

  • Schedule Interviews experience highly desired

  • Earlier work involving Onboarding

  • General familiarity with Benefit Functions

  • Hands-on experience with labeling

  • Previous experience working with filing

  • Comprehensive knowledge of training

  • Expertise in Health Care

  • Foundational knowledge in Wages

  • Payroll Functions experience highly valued

  • Good understanding of Revenue Accounting

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must

  • Experience with high volume data entry

  • Ability to easily learn new systems

  • Great attention to detail

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