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Robert Half International Payroll Specialist with Engineering Firm in San Francisco, California


Accountemps is seeking a Payroll Specialist with 5+ years of progressive payroll experience for a 6-8 month assignment at a cutting edge engineering consulting firm based out of San Francisco. This Payroll Specialist will be a fundamental contributor to the firms overall payroll operations and provides significant opportunity for learning and growth!

Payroll Specialist Duties:

-Assist with the day-to-day responsibilities of the payroll department with accuracy and timeliness

-Establish and maintain employee data in payroll system including new hires, changes, terminations, etc.

-Review timesheets for approval and accuracy

-Process payroll for 455 and review payroll register for accuracy

-Oversee federal and state tax filings and payments including withholding taxes, unemployment, Social Security, Medicare, Disability and other taxes

-Maintain accruals for vacation, sick leave, and personal time accruals

-Assist with employee inquiries regarding pay, benefits and taxes as they relate to their paycheck

-Research and implement compliance with company policies, federal, state and local laws

-Ensure that all earnings and deduction set-up and taxed properly

-Generate ad-hoc reports for other departments

-Process manual termination and vacation payout checks

-Prepare and analyze various payroll reports each pay period to assure accuracy and internal controls

-Assist with Workers' Compensation and 401k audits

-Performs other duties as assigned

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  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field

  • At least two years of providing customer service with high volume processing

  • Experience working in an office environment

  • Experience with a HRIS system a plus, but not necessary

  • Experience in on-boarding process electronically with prior exposure to E-verify and I-9 processing

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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. 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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Salary: $35.00 - $40.00 / Hourly

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Posted: January 13, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00410-9502816795

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance