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Robert Half Payroll/Benefits Specialist in PORTLAND, Oregon


Robert Half is looking for candidates with proficiency in Paylocity for a Payroll/Benefits Specialist role with a highly esteemed non-profit organization. To those with adept communication skills and clever problem-solving capabilities, you will find this to be the perfect opportunity for you. Multi-state payroll processing, benefits administration, and experience with compliance audit are the three key responsibilities for the role.

This is a long-term contract / temporary role for a Portland organization, but the client is open to a fully remote candidate nationwide who has 3-5 years of payroll/benefits experience.

What You’ll Do:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Process and issue multi-state employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.

  • Administer benefits including supporting open enrollment and fielding inquiries from new hires.

  • Address any compliance audits or issues.

  • Compute wages and deductions.

  • Review time sheets, wage computation and other information to detect and/or reconcile payroll discrepancies.

  • Compile employee time and payroll data from time sheets and other records.

  • Process monthly/quarterly payables and reports

  • Maintain employee payroll files

  • Report Worker’s Comp claims in a timely manner

  • Sort, index, scan, copy and file documents both in hard copy and digital format

Our Ideal Candidate: Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or associate degree is preferred but not required

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in payroll/benefits and/or certifications in payroll/benefits

  • Experience and/or certification in Paylocity

  • Experience in timecard reconciliation; benefit invoice reconciliation; open enrollment; onboarding; retirement reporting; quarterly reporting: unemployment, multiple worksite; federal/state tax withholdings; worker’s compensation and audits; W2 processing, completion of government surveys and benefit enrollments; I-9 completion; garnishments; family medical leave; manual checks; 1094/1095-C; taxable fringe benefits; social security verification and payroll payables

Please apply online now or contact Jake Ovgard at 503.222.9778 for immediate consideration.


Key Functions: Multi-state Payroll, Benefits Administration, Paylocity, Compliance Assessments

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to handle confidential documents with discretion

  • Time management skills to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Highly organized with outstanding attention to detail

  • Accurate typing and data entry skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions

  • Willing to learn new skills and processes

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrates dedication and personal responsibility

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