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Robert Half HR/Payroll Administrator in PORTLAND, Oregon


There is an opening for a HR/Payroll Administrator at Robert Half, for candidates who have proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. In addition, if you possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, this may be the right job for you. This position is an opportunity for career growth on a dedicated and passionate team. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in Portland, Oregon as a short-term contract / temporary role.

What you get to do every day

  • Draft relevant year-end reports, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly ones, for department heads

  • Offer assistance with internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Manage employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Detail all payroll liabilities by establishing employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payment

  • Offer proper review and verification of source documents

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

  • Perform other tasks as necessary

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

  • Facilitate company compliance according to federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Manage payroll information requests and questions

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

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

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

  • Manage payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information


  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation favored

  • Exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Previous experience using accounting software

  • ADP Workforce Now experience

  • Onboarding experience preferred

  • Employee Benefit Program experience

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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