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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Vancouver, Washington


Accountemps is working with a company in the Food & Food Processing industry to find a Payroll Administrator who can process payroll and use Kronos applications. In addition, if you possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, this may be the right job for you! This position is an opportunity for career growth on a dedicated and passionate team. The Payroll Administrator provides a long-term temporary role from its Vancouver, Washington location. If you are interested and immediately available, please call Sarah Yarnell at 503.222.9778 or apply online now!

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Full-cycle payroll for a group of around 400 employees including garnishments, union payroll, timekeeping, and more

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

  • Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

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

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Execute relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports to circulate amongst department heads

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

  • Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents and assisting with collective bargaining agreements

  • Preparing reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

  • Maintaining payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data


  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

  • Experience with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Full Cycle Payroll experience

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience required

  • Proven knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • Garnishment Calculations experience highly desired

  • Payroll Tax experience preferred

  • Strong familiarity with union payroll

  • Extraordinary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Experienced in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Mastery of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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Salary: $20.00 - $23.00 / Hourly

Location: Vancouver, WA

Date Posted: November 19, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 03600-0011624665

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance