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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in ROCHESTER, New York


The strongest candidates for this Payroll Administrator position will have experience with Microsoft Office and be ready for a challenge. Robert Half is looking for a Payroll Administrator with dynamic communication and problem-solving skills who can process payroll effectively and efficiently for a company in the technology industry. You could advance your career at this smart team in a fast-paced environment. Contact us today if you're interested. Based in Rochester, New York, the Payroll Administrator position is a long-term contract / temporary opportunity.

Major responsibilities

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, ensure company compliance

  • Collect and analyze information including resolving payroll discrepancies

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

  • Handle other duties as necessary

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

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

  • Deliver assistance to payroll with internal and external audits

  • Perform review and verification of source documents

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

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

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

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

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

    Requirements - Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Earlier experience working with various types of accounting software desired

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Experience with high volume data entry

  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Certified Payroll Professional will be given preference

  • Capable of managing high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • navigating basic office equipment and protocols experience desired

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