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Robert Half International HR Payroll Specialist in Vancouver, Washington


Accountemps has a Part-Time HR/Payroll Specialist position that's right for you, if you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. The HR/Payroll Specialist opportunity will be located in Vancouver, Washington as a long-term temporary role. If you want to become part of an enthusiastic team and thriving culture, don't wait—call us today at 503.222.9778 and ask for Sarah Yarnell!

Major responsibilities

  • Understand and report necessary changes to payroll operations by maintaining established policies and procedures

  • Draft relevant year-end reports, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly ones, for department heads

  • Draft reports by organizing all summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Manage and review, including verify, source documents

  • Reconciling of employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Handle payroll record updates by keeping changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Facilitate company compliance according to federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Calculate employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments to establish payroll liabilities

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audit

  • Handle other HR duties as necessary

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information


  • Expertise with internal controls

  • Prior experience working with accounting software

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to retain complex work directions

  • Capable of managing high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • 2+ years of payroll experience

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Proficiency in Human Resources (HR) Administration

  • Proven knowledge of Compensation Surveys

  • Foundational knowledge in ADP Workforce Now

  • Well-founded grasp of Employee Opinion Surveys

  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel experience

  • Data entry, document management, file creation and previous records experience required

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

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

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Salary: $24.00 - $27.50 / Hourly

Location: Vancouver, WA

Date Posted: February 19, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 03600-0011659383

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance