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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in Mountlake Terrace, Washington


Partnering with one of their clients in the Government industry, Robert Half is reviewing candidates for a Payroll Administrator position. Administering the accurate and timely production of payroll for employees will be one of the main tasks of the Payroll Administrator. 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. Candidates seeking a challenging position with an industry leader and a strong career growth opportunity, might be interested in this Payroll Administration role. This F/T employment opportunity where you will be expected to work on-site.

What you get to do every single day

  • Adhere 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

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

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

  • Examine 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

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

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

  • Supervise 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

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

  • Organize quarterly and year-end payroll reports

  • Accommodate staff with fringe benefits, pay related issues, general questions related to payroll, PTO accruals, and wage deductions


  • 3+ years of payroll experience

  • Proven knowledge of 401k - RRSP Administration

  • ADP Financial Services experience desired

  • Great Plains (GPAC) experience

  • Well-founded grasp of About Time

  • Kronos Timekeeping System experience

  • Quality experience with Deductible

  • Practical knowledge of check processing

  • Knowledge of Ceridian

  • General familiarity with Benefit Functions

  • Experience with Lawon ERP

  • Experience with HRIS system and high proficiency with spreadsheets

  • FPC or CPP required

  • Successful track record in various withholdings, processing liens, and garnishments

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