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Robert Half Payroll Analyst in Pleasanton, California


Gene Kim of Robert Half is currently working with a technology client seeking a Payroll Analyst. Are you ready to join a world class Finance and Accounting organization? This is a challenging role for someone who is able to manage the daily payroll activities for US and Canadian employees. In this role, you will generate monthly/quarterly reports, as well as other misc. reports pertaining to payroll and benefits. This is a key position which reports to the Senior Payroll Manager. Are you a dynamic Payroll Analyst with excellent communication, proven leadership, and are deadline driven? Then this may be the role for you!

Key Responsibilities:

· Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating and entering data

· Own the preparation and processing of US and Canadian payroll, including validation of all inputs, generation of W-2s and T4’s

· Maintain non-exempt payroll time reporting system

· Prepare schedules to support workers compensation audits, 401K audits and other surveys/reports requiring employee payroll data

· Reconcile earnings and tax data per pay period or monthly, for quarter end analysis

· Maintain payroll metrics

· Update contribution reports for 401k and ESPP for reconciliation

· Prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, and taxable or non-taxable wages

· Responds to SSA or other federal, state, and local agencies

· Generate and balance payroll journal entries and load to GL

· Maintain employee PTO reporting system internationally for salary employees, reconcile and include such data in each payroll

· Maintain compliance with all federal, state and local payroll tax laws

· Maintain compliance with accounting policies, procedures and SOX controls for payroll

· Respond to employee inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters

· Assist with external audits by providing supporting records and documentation


· Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred; CPP designation a plus

· 5+ years payroll experience with a 500+ employee company

· Strong knowledge of internal controls, SOX documentation and control testing experience a plus

· Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required in Excel, Word and Outlook

· Deep understanding of applicable Federal, State, and local payroll and related tax laws, regulations, and statutes

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