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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Description There is an excellent Payroll Administrator job opportunity open with Robert Half, for candidates who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, know how to effectively problem solve, and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. The Payroll Administrator opportunity will be located in Hartford, Connecticut as a long-term contract / temporary role. We are looking for candidates to join a forward-thinking team at an innovative company as a Payroll Administrator. The role will involve performing 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—call us today.

Major responsibilities

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

  • Establish payroll liabilities after calculating all employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments

  • Handle specific weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for department heads

  • Offer proper review and verification of source documents

  • Provide help with all internal and external audits of payroll

  • Protect confidential payroll operation information and maintain employee confidence

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

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

  • Report changes where necessary after maintaining payroll operations via company policies and procedures

  • Managing payroll information by keeping proper records for collecting, calculating, and entering data

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

  • Handle payroll discrepancies through information collection and analysis

  • Reconciling of employee deductions and other liabilities

  • Handle other duties as necessary Requirements - Proficient with high volume multi-state payroll, billing, licensing, AP, etc.

  • Data entry, document management, file creation and previous records experience required

  • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

  • Earlier experience working with various types of accounting software desired

  • General proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years in payroll

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred

  • In-house payroll experience

  • Microsoft Excel experience required

  • Foundational knowledge in account reconciliation

  • Deep understanding of payroll systems for 100-500 employees

  • Expertise with internal controls

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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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 for more information.

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