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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Menlo Park, California


Accountemps seeks a Payroll Administrator to help process payroll with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the desire to fill a role in the Non-Profit field. To those with adept communication skills and clever problem-solving capabilities, you will find this to be the perfect opportunity for you. This position is an opportunity for career growth on a dedicated and passionate team. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Menlo Park, California and is a contract to full-time role.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Reconciling of employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • Updating payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Produce reports after compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

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

  • Handle other duties as necessary

  • Proper payroll information maintenance by collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Certify compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

  • Put together for department heads the circulation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports


  • Dependability in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills in particular

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Meet and uphold Certified Payroll detail oriented criteria

  • Comprehensive knowledge of bi-Monthly Payroll

  • Strong familiarity with account reconciliation

  • Adeptness in Full Cycle Payroll

  • Experience with month end closings

  • Foundational knowledge in Reconcile Payroll

  • Knowledge of journal entries

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Previous experience using accounting software

  • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Notable analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Data entry, document management, file creation and previous records experience required

    Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. From accounting clerks and bookeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we provide you with access to exciting career opportunities. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

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Salary: $35.63 - $38.00 / Hourly

Location: Menlo Park, CA

Date Posted: November 16, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00370-0011611751

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance