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Robert Half Payroll Clerk in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Description We are in the construction and contractor industry, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and we are currently seeking a Payroll Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing employee payroll, maintaining accurate records, and handling related administrative tasks. This role is pivotal in ensuring the smooth running of payroll operations and the accurate processing of new hires and rehires, salary adjustments, and paid time off.


• Accurately prepare and process payroll for employees

• Configure new hires and re-hires in the payroll system

• Calculate and process payroll for employee terminations

• Handle transactions and administration for our 401(k) plan

• Set up and record wage garnishment orders and payments, state and federal withholding payroll and unemployment taxes, and maintain annual limit balances and rates

• Balance employee withholding and unemployment accumulations

• Prepare W-2 information and notify employees wishing to continue W4 exempt status each year

• Complete and submit federal, state, and local tax reports and payments, unemployment reports and payments, certified payroll reports, bureau of labor statistics reports, and OCIP reports

• Setup and process prevailing wage payroll calculations when applicable

• Monitor employee records for paid time off and benefit information. Process position changes, location/field office changes, and wage changes

• Transmit payroll-related transactions to third-party vendors

• Reconcile all payroll-related general ledger accounts, including employee accounts receivable

• Process manual payroll transactions such as variable compensation payouts, special payroll bonuses, employee termination payouts, late time and corrections. Requirements

• Knowledge of Accounting Functions and Accounts Payable (AP)

• Experience with Benefit Functions and Check Processing

• Ability to work in a construction/contractor industry environment

• Experience as a Payroll Clerk or in a similar role

• Strong organizational and multitasking skills

• Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities

• High level of accuracy and attention to detail

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