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Robert Half Payroll Specialist in Imperial Beach, California


Robert Half is seeking a Payroll Specialist! This is a complex position, servicing clients with their payroll needs. You will be responsible for processing multiple payroll cycles on weekly basis for both hourly and salary employees.

What you get to do every single day

  • Compiles payroll data such as hours worked, salaried, commission and any deductions to be withheld from time sheets and other records in order to compensate employees accurately

  • Process 300+ associates payroll on a semi-monthly or weekly basis

  • Calculate commissions for performance paid associates

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

  • Retrieve and assess information in order to resolve payroll discrepancies

  • Manage issues related to employee deductions and other liabilities, including reconciling

  • Handle all payroll information questions and requests

  • Reviewing and verifying source documents

  • Guarantee company compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

  • Report needed changes after maintaining payroll operations according to established policies and procedures

  • Calculate employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer social security, unemployment, and worker compensation payments to establish payroll liabilities

  • Help payroll manage all internal and external audits

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

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

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


  • multi state payroll experience a must

  • previous client serving experience helpful

  • full-cycle payroll understanding

  • knowledge of state and federal payroll regulations

  • resourceful, comfortable asking questions

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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