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Robert Half International Payroll Specialist in Houston, Texas


A vacancy for a Payroll Specialist has become available with a client of Robert Half Finance and Accounting in the Real Estate & Property industry. The Payroll Specialist will contribute to the production of accurate and timely payroll for employees. To succeed in this role, you should have the ability to communicate effectively and deliver strong internal customer service while working in a deadline-driven environment. Payroll Administrators seeking a challenging position with an industry leader and a strong career growth opportunity, might be interested in exploring this role. This full-time employment opportunity is based in the Houston, Texas area. Apply today!

Major responsibilities

  • Obey to current payroll tax requirements and relevant laws associated with the processing of employee wage data, including payroll taxes, employee federal and state income and social security taxes and other required reporting

  • Guarantee timely processing of payroll in accordance with labor regulations and standard accounting principles

  • Regulate quarterly and year-end payroll reports

  • Investigate pay practices related to FLSA, other payroll areas, and fringe benefit reporting to determine how those practices apply to advise management

  • Be of help to staff with PTO accruals, wage deductions, fringe benefits, general questions related to payroll, and other pay related issues

  • Conduct regular payroll reporting as required and assist with financial audits related to pay records and associated general ledger

  • Develop systems and protocols to direct the collection, calculation and entering of pay data

  • Note voluntary deductions, as well as wage garnishments, pay levies, and other involuntary court-ordered payments in a timely manner, including reporting to the necessary authorities

  • Analyze data entered by others in the payroll software to include, but not limited to salary/wage increases, benefit deductions, employee termination dates, and employee leaves of absence under FMLA or other unpaid leave

  • Pool resources with Human Resources, Information Technology, and other internal business partners to ensure security protocols for pay systems

    Requirements - Payroll Law experience

  • Deep understanding of Payroll Tax

  • Knowledge of garnishments payroll

  • Proven knowledge of Software Implementations

  • Foundational knowledge in ADP Workforce Now

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience desired

  • 5+ years of payroll experience

    • Essential to have experience working with an HRIS system and high proficiency with spreadsheets

    • Demonstrated ability in garnishments, various withholdings, and processing liens

    • FPC or CPP favored

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