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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in LISLE, Illinois


Robert Half Finance & Accounting is looking for a Payroll Specialist for a client in the western suburbs. The Payroll Specialist will report to the Manager of Accounts Payable and Payroll. The Payroll Specialist will work heavily with payroll (75%) and process some AP invoices (25%) as detailed below.

A successful candidate will be self-starter and be proficient in UltiPro or similar payroll system. AP experience in an ERP system (Oracle) is a plus.


• Perform designated daily payroll department operations

• Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and meet processing deadlines

• Analyze and process payroll data for salaried and hourly workforce, including union payrolls

• Review new hire data and ensure tax and direct deposit information is accurate and complete

• Audit PTO balances to ensure final vacation payouts are accurate for terminated employees

• Reconcile payroll register calculations prior to transmission

• Obtain approvals and maintain payroll documentation per SOX requirements

• Process off cycle payrolls following designated approval requirements

• Process multi-state payroll taxation and garnishments in accordance with state laws

• Assist communicating tax notifications to third party tax services provider and resolve issues

• Assist with year-end W2 balancing and reporting (W-2, W-2c, etc.)

• Interact routinely with payroll team, HR and benefits departments to resolve issues

• Research and email appropriate audience of issues

• Accurately process invoices in the Oracle Cloud system

• Interact with vendors or plant personnel regarding payment or material issues

• Participate in quarterly Oracle testing events

• Recommend and assist in implementation of accounting and processing improvements

• Ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned


• Strong analytical skills

• Strong communication skills, oral and written

• Strong excel skills, including vlookup and pivot tables

• Ability to research new issues and make recommendations to the payroll team


• Bachelor of Science in business related field is preferred

• Minimum of 3-5 years relevant multi-state Payroll experience and AP Experience

• Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications required

• Experience with UltiPro or similar payroll system

• Cognos Analytics or other payroll reporting experience a plus

• Working knowledge of payroll best practices and federal and state regulations

• Strong work ethic and team player

• Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material


Multi-state Payroll, Payroll - Over 500 Employees, UltiPro

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Salary: $44,000.00 - $65,000.00 / Yearly

Location: LISLE, IL

Date Posted: September 28, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01380-0011572462

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance