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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Sacramento, California


Candidates who have experience with Microsoft Office and are ready for a challenge should apply to this Payroll Administrator position. If you have dynamic communication and problem-solving skills, Accountemps is looking for a Payroll Administrator who can process payroll effectively and efficiently. If you want to join a smart team in a fast-paced environment, contact us today to start advancing your career. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in Sacramento, California as a short-term temporary-to-full-time role.

What you get to do every single day

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

  • Produce reports after compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

  • Handle other duties as necessary

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

  • Track payroll record changes by entering updates in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

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

  • Preparing relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for circulation to department heads

  • Report needed changes after maintaining payroll operations according to established policies and procedures

  • Payroll information management via collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Able to reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies via information collection and analysis


  • Prior experience using accounting software

  • Strong analytical capabilities and discernment

  • Expertise with internal controls

  • Certified Payroll experience desired

  • Previous experience handling high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Certified Payroll detail oriented designation preferred

  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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Salary: DOE

Location: Sacramento, CA

Date Posted: February 9, 2021

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 00390-0011699017

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance