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Robert Half Payroll Specialist in READING, Pennsylvania

Description There is a Payroll Administrator role at Robert Half, for candidates with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. To those with adept communication skills and clever problem-solving capabilities, you will find this to be the perfect opportunity for you. This dedicated and passionate team is excited to offer you this incredible opportunity. The Payroll Administrator provides a long-term role from its Reading, Pennsylvania location.

Major responsibilities

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Organize and compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages in order to draft relevant reports

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Continue employee confidence in payroll operations by keeping sensitive information confidential

  • Proper payroll information maintenance by collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Offer proper review and verification of source documents

  • Report changes where necessary after maintaining payroll operations via company policies and procedures

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies via information collection and analysis

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

  • Put together for department heads the circulation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports

  • Deliver assistance to payroll with internal and external audits

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

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

    If interested, please send resume on a word document to Jim.Kirk@Roberthalf com - Payroll record maintenance by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers Requirements - Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

    • Mastery of internal controls

    • Extraordinary analytical, quantitative and social skills

    • Well-informed in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

    • Kronos Timekeeping System experience required

    • Proficiency in ADP Financial Services

    • Solid understanding of payroll

    • Prior experience working with collections/accounting software

    • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

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

    • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

    • Certified Payroll detail oriented designation preferred

    • Dependability in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills in particular

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