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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in TONAWANDA, New York

Description Candidates who have experience with Microsoft Office and are ready for a challenge should apply to this Payroll Administrator position. If you want to work with a company in the Energy/Natural Resources industry, Robert Half is looking for a Payroll Administrator with dynamic communication and problem-solving skills who can process payroll effectively and efficiently. You could advance your career at this smart team in a fast-paced environment. Contact us today if you're interested. Based in Tonawanda, New York, the Payroll Administrator position is a long-term contract / temporary opportunity.

Your responsibilities

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

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

  • Updating payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Deliver assistance to payroll with internal and external audits

  • Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, certify company compliance

  • Reconciling of employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

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

  • Report needed changes after maintaining payroll operations according to established policies and procedures

  • Exercise review and verification of source documents

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Put together for department heads the circulation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports Requirements - Previous experience handling high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Multi-state payroll experience highly desired

  • ADP Workforce Now experience

  • Microsoft Excel experience

  • Comprehension of Weekly Payroll

  • Adeptness in Multistate Payroll

  • Solid understanding of Automated Payroll

  • Command of Certified Payroll

  • Practical knowledge of multi-state payroll

  • Union payroll experience highly valued

  • Background working with Payroll Tax Reporting

  • Previous experience working with Reconcile Payroll

  • General familiarity with payroll systems for 100-500 employees

  • Earlier work involving Process Bi-weekly Payroll

  • Good understanding of Process Payroll

  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll

  • Union payroll experience highly preferred

  • Outstanding data entry skills

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Meet and uphold Certified Payroll Professional criteria

  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

  • Prior experience using accounting software

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

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