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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in LEXINGTON, Kentucky

Description If you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Accountemps may have the Payroll Administrator position for you. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the Payroll Administrator is a long-term temporary-to-full-time role. We are looking for candidates to join a forward-thinking team at an innovative company in the Retail industry as a Payroll Administrator. The role will involve performing all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. This position will let you become part of an enthusiastic team and thriving culture and take the right steps toward advancing your career. If you're interested, don't wait—call us today.

What you get to do every single day

  • Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, ensure company compliance

  • Draft reports by organizing all summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Payroll record maintenance by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

  • Maintaining employee confidence and protecting payroll operations by keeping information confidential

  • Preparing relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for circulation to department heads

  • Understand and report necessary changes to payroll operations by maintaining established policies and procedures

  • Managing payroll information by keeping proper records for collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Handle other duties as necessary

  • Able to reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Establish payroll liabilities after calculating all employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Provide help with all internal and external audits of payroll Requirements - Journal entries experience preferred

  • Knowledge of Full Cycle Payroll

  • Deep understanding of HR Payroll System

  • Solid understanding of benefits payroll

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Expertise with internal controls

  • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Proficient with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred

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

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.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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