Payroll Administrator

Robert Half

If you’re looking for work where you will process payroll, and you have proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, you will be interested in the opening at Robert Half for a Payroll Administrator. 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. This dedicated and passionate team is your next step for a career growth opportunity. The Payroll Administrator provides a long-term contract / temporary role from its Albany, Oregon location.

What you get to do every day

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies
  • Compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages as part of report preparation
  • Track payroll record changes by entering updates in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers
  • Calculate employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments to establish payroll liabilities
  • Reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities as needed
  • Offer assistance with internal and external audits related to payroll
  • Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, certify company compliance
  • Handle other duties as necessary
  • Exercise of proper data management by collecting, calculating, and entering payroll data
  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests
  • Manage and review, including verify, source documents
  • Execute relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports to circulate amongst department heads
  • Promote employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and keeping information confidential
  • Continue implementation of established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations, reporting changes where necessary


  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen
  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements
  • Experience with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.
  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll
  • Prior experience using accounting software
  • Experience with high volume data entry
  • General familiarity with Oracle NetSuite Technologies
  • Foundational knowledge in in-house payroll
  • Payroll Law experience highly desired
  • Well-founded grasp of Abila MIP
  • Expertise in Full Cycle Payroll
  • Strong familiarity with payroll systems for 100-500 employees
  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll management
  • Proven knowledge of Payroll software
  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills
  • Certified Payroll Professional will be given preference
  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills
  • Expertise with internal controls

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