Robert Half International Payroll Clerk in rancho santa margarita, California

Accountemps requires a Payroll Administrator for payroll processing and demands proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. In addition, if you possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, this may be the right job for you. This opportunity ensures you will be part of a dynamic team for career growth. The Payroll Administrator position is a temporary-to-fulltime opportunity based out of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Please contact Ryan at

Your responsibilities

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

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

  • Handle payroll discrepancies through information collection and analysis

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

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

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages as part of report preparation

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

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

  • Manage payroll information requests and questions

  • Handle specific weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for department heads

  • Provide assistance as necessary for all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Put together summaries of employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments and employee federal and state income and social security taxes to calculate all payroll liabilities

  • Accounts payable experience desired

  • Knowledge of internal controls

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

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

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Prior experience working with accounting software

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll detail oriented

  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Reliable skills in Microsoft Office with excellent Excel skills

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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