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Robert Half International Payroll Administrator in Watsonville, CA, California

Description There is a Payroll Administrator role at Accountemps, for candidates with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. This might be the right opportunity for your career if you can handle a dynamic work environment that requires strong communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Belonging to a dedicated and dynamic team, this opportunity is an excellent chance for career growth. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Watsonville, Ca, California and is a long-term temporary role.

Major responsibilities

  • Manage employee deductions and other liabilities

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

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies via information collection and analysis

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

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

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

  • Secure confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Proper payroll information maintenance by collecting, calculating, and entering data

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

  • Maintain all updates of payroll records by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information Requirements - Proficient with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • HR Payroll System experience preferred

  • Strong familiarity with Full Cycle Payroll

  • Comprehensive knowledge of benefits payroll

  • bi-Monthly Payroll experience required

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

  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • 2+ years of strong payroll experience

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

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

  • Prior experience working with accounting software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Knowledge of internal controls

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.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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