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Robert Half Payroll Specialist in SALEM, Oregon


Charlie Gilmur with Robert Half is seeking a Payroll Specialist for his client in Salem, OR. Do you seek opportunities that challenge you? Are you looking for employment with plenty of career advancement? A prosperous company is seeking an organized individual for a Payroll Specialist position through Robert Half. As the Payroll Specialist, your duties will consist of data entry, reconciliation of timecards, paycheck distribution, and providing statements to various departments. This vacancy is based in the Salem, Oregon area and is a permanent opportunity. Strong communications skills are fundamental to this role as the candidate will be required to work with both the internal team and external customers.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Collect and enter data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Administer reports as instructed and make them easily accessible by distributing them

  • Ensure efficient operation of the department by performing clerical duties such as filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc.

  • Produce and run custom reports

  • Maintain payroll information by contacting employees via email and phone to obtain timesheet approvals

  • Carry out other duties as assigned

  • Deliver instruction/training to employees regarding the use of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

Please contact Charlie Gilmur with Robert Half to review this position. Job Order: 03600-0012362293

Requirements - Data entry, document management, file creation and previous records experience required

  • Previous payroll experience

  • Highly organized, attentive, has a sense of urgency, flexible and able to deal with frequent interruptions and changing priorities

  • Full Cycle Payroll experience

  • Deep understanding of Multistate Payroll

  • In-house payroll experience

  • Solid understanding of QuickBooks

  • Foundational knowledge in garnishments payroll

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Eagerness to master new systems

  • Prior Payroll software experience preferred

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

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