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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in Okemos, Michigan

Description Robert Half is seeking a Payroll Administrator who can process payroll and is proficient with Microsoft Office applications. This dynamic work environment will be the perfect opportunity for your career, provided you demonstrate strong communication skills and adept problem-solving capabilities. This dedicated and passionate team is your next step for a career growth opportunity. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in Okemos, Michigan and is a long-term contract / contract / temporary role.

What you get to do every day

  • Secure confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

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

  • Manage and review, including verify, source documents

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

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

  • Collect and analyze information including resolving payroll discrepancies

  • Organize and compile summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages in order to draft relevant reports

  • Calculate employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments to establish payroll liabilities

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

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

  • Prepare for department heads relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports

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

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Other duties as assigned Requirements - Understanding of internal controls

  • Outstanding data entry skills

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

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Certified Payroll detail oriented designation preferred

  • Expertise in benefits payroll

  • Proficiency in union payroll

  • Solid understanding of Kronos

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.

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