Robert Half Accountemps Payroll Clerk in Fremont, California

Accountemps requires a Payroll Administrator to process payroll 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. You will be a part of a dynamic team with an opportunity for career growth. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in Fremont, California as a short term temporary-to-fulltime role.

Major responsibilities

  • Perform other tasks as necessary

  • Offer proper review and verification of source documents

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

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Detail all payroll liabilities by establishing employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payment

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

  • Preparing relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for circulation to department heads

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

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

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

  • Manage issues related to employee deductions and other liabilities, including reconciling

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll systems for 100-500 employees

  • Manual payroll experience required

  • Strong familiarity with numeric data entry

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation favored

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

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

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Knowledgeable about internal controls

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Relevant experience of 2+ years in payroll

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

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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