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Robert Half Payroll Specialist in SEATTLE, Washington

Description Do you have excellent communication skills and an interest in developing your career? One of our clients is seeking a Payroll Clerk to support the Payroll department and become an integral part of the team. This permanent position is a terrific opportunity and is based in the Seattle, Washington area. Entering data, reconciling timecards, distributing paychecks, and providing statements to various departments are among the duties of the position. A strong level of communication is critical for effective collaboration with both the internal team and outside customers.

What you get to do every day

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

  • Compile data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Ensure reports are distributed as instructed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

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

  • 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.

  • Produce and run custom reports Requirements - Payroll software experience is a plus

  • Skillful in learning new processes and systems

  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing

  • Canadian Payroll experience

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience desired

  • Multi-state payroll experience required

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Previous payroll experience

  • Great attention to detail

  • Outstanding data entry skills

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