Payroll Specialist

Robert Half
Mar 03, 2018
Mar 11, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
If you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Accountemps may have the Payroll Specialist position for you. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Cheshire, Connecticut and is a long term temporary role. This forward-thinking team at an innovative company is looking for a Payroll Specialist, who will perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. There is a job opening at an success driven team and thriving culture, where you can take the right steps toward advancing your career. If you're interested, don't wait?call us today.

How you will make an impact

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

- Exercise of proper data management by collecting, calculating, and entering payroll data

- Establish payroll liabilities after calculating all employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

- Continue implementation of established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations, reporting changes where necessary

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

- Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

- Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

- Payroll record maintenance by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

- Handle payroll discrepancies through information collection and analysis

- Review source documents with necessary verification

- Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

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

- Manage other tasks as assigned

- Secure confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

- Strong familiarity with payroll

- Practical knowledge of W2 - 1099 - T4 Preparation

- General familiarity with employee relations

- Benefits payroll experience

- Background working with navigating basic office equipment and protocols

- ADP Workforce Now experience an absolute must

- Adeptness in commissions

- Experience with payroll taxes

- Good understanding of numeric data entry

- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Excel

- Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience preferred

- Multi-state payroll experience preferred

- Earlier work involving data entry

- Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

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

- Previous experience using accounting software

- 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

- Certified Payroll detail oriented will be given preference

- Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

- Knowledge of internal controls

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 once again was named first in our industry on Fortune? magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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