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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in San Francisco, California

Description Robert Half might have a Payroll Administrator position that's right for you, if you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Located in San Francisco, California, the Payroll Administrator is a long-term contract / temporary to hire role. Join a forward-thinking team at an innovative company as a Payroll Administrator and perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. If you want to become part of an enthusiastic team and thriving culture and take the right steps toward advancing your career, don't wait—call us today.

Key responsibilities

  • Continue implementation of established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations, reporting changes where necessary

  • Managing payroll information by keeping proper records for collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Handle specific weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for department heads

  • Handle other duties as necessary

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

  • Collect and analyze information including resolving payroll discrepancies

  • Offer assistance with internal and external audits related to payroll

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

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

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

  • Manage issues related to employee deductions and other liabilities, including reconciling

  • Exercise review and verification of source documents

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

  • Guarantee company compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines Requirements - 1+ years of relevant experience in payroll

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

  • Comprehensive knowledge of ADP Workforce Now

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Prior experience working with accounting software

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

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

  • Outstanding data entry skills

  • Certified Payroll Professional will be given preference

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