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Robert Half Payroll Clerk in Seattle, Washington

Description Do you have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to grow in your field? One of our Professional Services clients has an opening for a Payroll Clerk who will enjoy working with the Payroll department and thrive in the position. Based in the Seattle, Washington area, this position would be needed on a permanent basis. To succeed in this role, you must be adept at data entry, timecard reconciliation, paycheck distribution, and producing statements for various departments. Working with the internal team and outside customers requires solid communication skills.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

  • Be able to create and run custom reports

  • Update data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Maintain employee confidence by delivering instruction and training to employees regarding the function of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

  • Make reports easily accessible by administer/saving them as instructed

  • Provide clerical support by filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc.

  • Contact employees via email and phone to obtain timesheet approvals Requirements - Skillful in learning new processes and systems

  • Knowledgeable in Payroll software

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience

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

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong organization skills with a sense of urgency and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks

  • Previous payroll experience

  • Strong attention to detail

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