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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in Portsmouth, Virginia

Description There is a recent opening for a Payroll Administrator with a company that has partnered with Robert Half. You will contribute to the timely and accurate payroll production for employees as the Payroll Administrator. For this role, it is crucial to have the ability to communicate effectively and deliver strong internal customer service while working in a deadline-driven environment. We have a strong career growth opportunity available in this challenging Payroll Administrator position with an industry leader. This permanent employment opportunity is based in the Portsmouth, Virginia area. Apply today and learn more about this exciting role.


  • Manage data entered by others in the payroll software to include, but not limited to salary/wage increases, benefit deductions, employee termination dates, and employee leaves of absence under FMLA or other unpaid leave

  • Inquire fringe benefit reporting, pay practices related to FLSA, and other payroll areas to determine how those practices apply to advise management

  • Team up with Human Resources, Information Technology, and other internal business partners to ensure security protocols for pay systems

  • Establish timely processing of payroll in accordance with labor regulations and standard accounting principles

  • Operate regular payroll reporting as required and assist with financial audits related to pay records and associated general ledger

  • Accommodate staff with fringe benefits, pay related issues, general questions related to payroll, PTO accruals, and wage deductions

  • Accommodate current payroll tax requirements and relevant laws associated with the processing of employee wage data, including payroll taxes, employee federal and state income and social security taxes and other required reporting

  • Administer quarterly and year-end payroll reports

  • Formulate systems and protocols to direct the collection, calculation and entering of pay data

  • Supervise voluntary deductions, as well as wage garnishments, pay levies, and other involuntary court-ordered payments in a timely manner, including reporting to the necessary authorities Requirements - Knowledge in an HRIS system and high proficiency with spreadsheets

  • Foundational knowledge in Garnishment Calculations

  • Proven knowledge of Employee Timesheets

  • Strong familiarity with account reconciliation

  • Experience with Process Payroll

  • Union reports experience desired

  • Union Dues experience

    • FPC or CPP required
  • 3+ years of payroll experience

    • Successful track record in various withholdings, processing liens, and garnishments

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