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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in PERTH AMBOY, New Jersey


Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Accountemps is looking for Payroll Administrator candidates who know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Based in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Payroll Administrator position is a short-term temporary opportunity. There is an opening for a Payroll Administrator at an innovative company in the Metal Fabrication industry, 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.

How you will make an impact

  • Able to reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities

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

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

  • Certify compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Manage other tasks as assigned

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Maintaining employee confidence and protecting payroll operations by keeping information confidential

  • Preparing relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for circulation to department heads

  • Draft reports by organizing all summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

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

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Maintaining payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Manage and review, including verify, source documents


  • Understanding of internal controls

  • Previous experience using accounting software

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

  • General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Paycom experience

  • Paycom experience required

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

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

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: $23.75 - $27.50 / Hourly


Date Posted: February 8, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 02720-0011697928

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance