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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa


Robert Half is looking for Payroll Administrator candidates with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who know how to effectively problem solve and possess a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software. This Payroll Administrator opportunity is located in West Des Moines, Iowa and is a short-term contract / temporary to hire role. There is an opening for a Payroll Administrator at an innovative company, for candidates who can 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—call us today.

Your responsibilities

  • Certify compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines

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

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

  • Review source documents with necessary verification

  • Answer questions and requests related to payroll information

  • Supporting all internal and external audits related to payroll

  • Collect and analyze information including resolving payroll discrepancies

  • Execute relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports to circulate amongst department heads

  • Manage other tasks as assigned


  • Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

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

  • Knowledge of internal controls

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

  • Reliable skills in Microsoft Office with excellent Excel skills

  • Understanding of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements

  • Solid understanding of Time Cards

  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills

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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