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Robert Half International Payroll Specialist in MODESTO, California


Accountemps is looking for candidates with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, for their Payroll Administrator role. This position might be the one for you if you possess dynamic and strong communication skills and problem-solving capabilities. This position is an opportunity for career growth on a dedicated and passionate team. Based in Modesto, California, the Payroll Administrator position is a short-term temporary-to-full-time opportunity.

What you get to do every day

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

  • Offer assistance with internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • Organize and compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages in order to draft relevant reports

  • Enter changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers as part of managing payroll records

  • Guarantee company compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

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

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

  • Execute relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports to circulate amongst department heads

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Ensure employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and confidential information

  • Put together summaries of employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments and employee federal and state income and social security taxes to calculate all payroll liabilities


  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Capable of managing high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Solid understanding of payroll

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience preferred

  • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

  • Expertise in federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

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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Salary: $18.21 - $25.00 / Hourly

Location: MODESTO, CA

Date Posted: February 19, 2021

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 00280-0011712552

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance