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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Pasadena, California


Accountemps might have a Payroll Administrator position that's right for you, if you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. The Payroll Administrator provides a short-term temporary role from its Pasadena, California location. There is an opening for a Payroll Administrator at an innovative company, for candidates who can perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. There is a job opening at an enthusiastic team and thriving culture, where you can take the right steps toward advancing your career. If you're interested, don't wait—call us today.

Key responsibilities

  • Compile all information in reference to summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages for reports

  • Provide assistance as necessary for all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

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

  • Review source documents with necessary verification

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

  • Ensure employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and confidential information

  • 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

  • Certify compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Manage employee deductions and other liabilities

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

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

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


  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • 2+ years of strong payroll experience

  • Well-informed in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Prior experience working with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Prior experience working with accounting software

  • Data entry, document management, file creation and previous records experience required

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Demonstrated ability in exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Payroll Tax

  • Adeptness in benefits payroll

  • Practical knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Multistate Payroll experience preferred

  • ADP Workforce Now experience

  • Special Payroll Deductions experience

  • Excel Formulas experience highly preferred

  • Knowledge of Sage 100

  • General familiarity with Microsoft Excel

  • Strong familiarity with semi-Monthly Payrolls

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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Salary: $31.66 - $36.66 / Hourly

Location: Pasadena, CA

Date Posted: October 12, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00490-0011585243

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance