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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Ocean County, New Jersey


Requiring applicants with Microsoft Office proficiency, Accountemps seeks a Payroll Administrator for payroll processing to fill a role with a company in the Construction/Contractor field. Applicants who offer articulate communication skills, in addition to strong problem-solving abilities, will find this to be the perfect opportunity. You will be a part of a dynamic team with an opportunity for career growth. The Payroll Administrator provides a long-term temporary-to-full-time role from its Wall Township, New Jersey location.

How you will make an impact

  • Establish payroll liabilities after calculating all employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Payroll record maintenance by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Exercise of proper data management by collecting, calculating, and entering payroll data

  • Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Secure confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

  • Able to reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Follow established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations and report changes as necessary

  • Handle specific weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for department heads

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages as part of report preparation

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

  • Manage other tasks as assigned


  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Data entry experience preferred

  • Strong familiarity with garnishments payroll

  • Solid understanding of Weekly Payroll

  • Knowledge of Union Payroll

  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

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

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

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Certified Payroll detail oriented designation favored

  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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.

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Salary: $24.00 - $28.00 / Hourly

Location: Ocean County, NJ

Date Posted: February 23, 2021

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 02660-0011715797

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance