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Robert Half Payroll Analyst in SANTA CRUZ, California

Description Do you have outstanding communication skills and an interest in developing your career path? One of our clients is looking to fill an open Payroll Clerk position. It is a vital part of the Payroll department team. Located in the Santa Cruz, California area, this position is ideal for individuals seeking permanent employment. Entering data, reconciling timecards, distributing paychecks, and providing statements to various departments are among the duties of the position. Working with the internal team and outside customers requires solid communication skills.

Your responsibilities

  • Fill in data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

  • Be able to create and run custom reports

  • Retrieve reports as instructed by administering and/or distributing

  • Train and instruct employees in the proper use of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

  • Contact employees via email and phone to collect timesheet approvals

  • Ensure efficient operation of the department by performing clerical duties such as filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc. Requirements - Knowledgeable in Payroll software

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience preferred

  • Proficiency in payroll

  • Foundational knowledge in Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Solid understanding of bookkeeping

  • Attention to detail and proven ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Eagerness to master new systems

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must

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

  • Previous payroll experience

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