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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in NEW YORK, New York

Description This Payroll Administrator job is for someone who has experience with Microsoft Office and is ready for a challenge. If you're looking for work as a Payroll Administrator, Robert Half is looking for candidates with dynamic communication and problem-solving skills who can process payroll effectively and efficiently. You could advance your career at this smart team in a fast-paced environment. Contact us today if you're interested. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in New York, New York as a long-term contract / temporary to full-time role.


  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

  • Provide help with all internal and external audits of payroll

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

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

  • Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, certify company compliance

  • Offer proper review and verification of source documents

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

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

  • Calculate employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments and employee federal and state income and social security taxes to determine payroll liabilities

  • Continue employee confidence in payroll operations by keeping sensitive information confidential

  • Handle payroll record updates by keeping changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Continue implementation of established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations, reporting changes where necessary Requirements - General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Expertise with internal controls

  • Extraordinary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Solid understanding of Full Cycle Payroll

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

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Certified Payroll detail oriented designation favored

  • Prior experience working with collections/accounting software

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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