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Robert Half Payroll Accountant in New Brighton, Minnesota


Payroll Accountants might be interested in this position from Robert Half for an opportunity with a growing client in the Service industry. You might be the right candidate for this Payroll Accountant position if you are an experienced Accountant with an aptitude for adaptability. If you're interested in this open Payroll Accountant role, let us know by applying today! This long-term contract / temporary employment opportunity is based in the New Brighton, Minnesota area.

Your responsibilities

  • Assist the team with their payroll implementation, specifically around payroll tax.

  • Continually improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process

  • Reconcile the tax files and identify any discrepancies

  • Year-end support and documentation

  • Help train employees and support questions for the new process

  • Communicate effectively with numerous internal teams and employees

  • Assist in fixing integration issues

  • Document processes

  • Ad-hoc projects as necessary


  • Prior payroll experience

  • Well-founded grasp of Microsoft Excel

  • Practical knowledge of Procedure Documents

  • Payroll tax experience

  • General familiarity with year end closings

  • Comprehensive knowledge of account reconciliation

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • ERP system experience

  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Minimum 5-7 years of overall general accounting experience

  • BA/BS in Accounting desired

  • A strong track record of communicating, both verbally and in writing, with functional department managers

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Proficient at analyzing financial data and promptly creating accurate reports

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