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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in San Diego, California


Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Accountemps is looking for Payroll Administrator candidates who know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in San Diego, California as a short-term temporary role. Join a forward-thinking team at an innovative company in the Non-Profit industry as a Payroll Administrator and perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. Don't wait - call us today to become part of an enthusiastic team and thriving culture and take the right steps toward advancing your career.

Key responsibilities

  • Enter changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers as part of managing payroll records

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Perform any other duties that arise in the course of normal business operations

  • Provide help with all internal and external audits of payroll

  • Reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities as needed

  • Secure confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

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

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

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

  • Review source documents with necessary verification

  • Detail all payroll liabilities by establishing employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payment

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

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

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


  • Outstanding data entry skills

  • Solid understanding of payroll

  • Command of in-house payroll

  • Payroll for over 500 employees experience

  • Prior experience working with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Prior experience using accounting software

  • Expertise in federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • 1+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Reliable skills in Microsoft Office with excellent Excel skills

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation favored

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to retain complex work directions

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Knowledge of internal controls

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.

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Salary: $24.00 - $27.00 / Hourly

Location: San Diego, CA

Date Posted: February 23, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00400-0011714978

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance