Payroll Specialist

Accountemps is seeking a Payroll Specialist who can process payroll and is proficient 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. Located in Jamestown, California, the Payroll Specialists is a temporary-to-fulltime role.
Your responsibilities in this role
- Calculate employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments to establish payroll liabilities
- Produce reports after compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages
- Handle other duties as necessary
- Continue employee confidence in payroll operations by keeping sensitive information confidential
- Follow established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations and report changes as necessary
- Managing payroll information by keeping proper records for collecting, calculating, and entering data
- Manage and review, including verify, source documents
- Prepare for department heads relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports
- Collect and analyze information including resolving payroll discrepancies
- Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, certify company compliance
- Payroll record maintenance by tracking changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers
- Deliver assistance to payroll with internal and external audits
- Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities
- Take charge of all questions and requests related to payroll
Looking for a dynamic challenging Payroll opportunity at a well-established organization? Than send your resume to!
- 5+ years of relevant experience in payroll
- Prior experience working with accounting software
- Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"
- Certified Payroll Professional will be given preference
- Previous experience handling high volume payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.
- Well-informed in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen
- Accurate, swift, data entry abilities
- Practical knowledge of QuickBooks
- General familiarity with Microsoft Office
- Adeptness in 10 Key Accounting
- Demonstrated knowledge of navigating basic office equipment and protocols
- Financial reporting experience
- Expertise in payroll
- Proficiency in benefits payroll
- Auditing experience preferred
- Microsoft Excel experience highly preferred
- Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience desired
- Expertise in federal and state payroll regulations and requirements
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.
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.
All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.
? 2017 Accountemps. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
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