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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in Tracy, California


Robert Half is looking for Payroll Administrator candidates with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who know how to effectively problem solve and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in Tracy, California as a short-term contract / temporary role. This forward-thinking team at an innovative company is looking for a Payroll Administrator, who will perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. This enthusiastic team has a thriving culture, where you can take the right steps toward advancing your career. If you're interested, don't wait—call us today.

Key responsibilities

  • Providing payroll information by answering questions and requests

  • Promote employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and keeping information confidential

  • Detail all payroll liabilities by establishing employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payment

  • Certify compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

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

  • Handle payroll record updates by keeping changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers

  • Review source documents with necessary verification

  • Draft relevant year-end reports, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly ones, for department heads

  • Payroll information management via collecting, calculating, and entering data

  • Perform any other duties that arise in the course of normal business operations

  • Provide help with all internal and external audits of payroll

  • Follow established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations and report changes as necessary

  • Reconcile employee deductions and other liabilities as needed

Interested? Call Ashley Catacata at 209-513-9883.


  • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Previous experience using accounting software

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in payroll

  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Capable of managing high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Command of Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

  • Accurate, swift, data entry abilities

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to retain complex work directions

  • Preference will be given to Certified Payroll Professional

  • Knowledgeable about internal controls

  • Payroll experience

  • In-house payroll experience required

  • Payroll for over 500 employees experience

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.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app (https://www.roberthalf.com/mobile) and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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