Robert Half Accountemps Payroll Specialist in Palo Alto, California

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 Administrator position for you. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Palo Alto, California and is a long term temporary-to-fulltime role. You'll be a good fit for this Payroll Administrator opportunity at an innovative company, if you're able to perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. Don't wait—call us today to take the right steps toward advancing your career as part of an success driven team with a thriving culture.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and confidential information

  • 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

  • Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

  • Handle payroll discrepancies through information collection and analysis

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

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

  • Exercise review and verification of source documents

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

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

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

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Certify compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

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

  • Take charge of all questions and requests related to payroll

  • Dependability in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills in particular

  • Payroll for over 500 employees experience

  • Multi-state payroll experience

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Certified Payroll detail oriented will be given preference

  • Mastery of internal controls

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Outstanding data entry skills

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

  • 2+ years of strong payroll experience

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.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888.670.5403 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

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