PeninsulaWorks @ Job Train - Menlo Park (5924)
To: Employment Counselor
Date: 02/26/2021
is now hiring! 94010

Burlingame, CA, 94010


Sr. Payroll Specialist
Benefits: Candidates on temporary assignment may qualify for our competitive benefits package which includes group health, life and disability insurance and voluntary benefits such as retirement savings and holiday pay. Salary range: $38.00 to $44.00 hourly
Employment status: Temporary


Accountemps might have a Sr. Payroll Specialist position that's right for you, if you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. The Sr. Payroll Specialist provides a long-term temporary role from its Burlingame, California location. If you're looking for work as a Sr. Payroll Specialist, and want to join a forward thinking team, this innovative company in the Service industry is looking for someone to perform all functions necessary for the preparation and processing of employee payroll. If you want to become part of an enthusiastic team and thriving culture and take the right steps toward advancing your career, don't wait—email us today:

Key responsibilities

- Ensure employee confidence by protecting payroll operations and confidential information

- Collect, calculate, and enter relevant data to maintain payroll records

- Take charge of all questions and requests related to payroll

- Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

- Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

- Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

- Perform review and verification of source documents

- Continue implementation of established policies and procedures to maintain payroll operations, reporting changes where necessary

- Handle other duties as necessary

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

- Handle reconciliation of employee deductions and other relevant liabilities

- Put together for department heads the circulation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports

- Enter changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers as part of managing payroll records

- Using federal and state regulations and guidelines, ensure company compliance


- Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

- ADP Workforce Now experience

- Process Payroll experience

- Previous experience using accounting software

- Knowledgeable about internal controls

- Certified Payroll Professional will be given preference

- Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

- Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data

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

- General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

- Demonstrated ability in exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

- Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. 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 for more information.

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