Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Sacramento, California
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
  • Job reference:
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is seeking a Payroll Specialist with 2 + years of experience. Our client, based in Sacramento, CA has an immediate job opening for a permanent roll at a company in the construction industry.


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  • Email your resume to for immediate consideration.
  • Responsibilities:


  • Consistently and accurately process payroll for up to 2000+ employees
  • Manage workflow and maximize efficiency
  • Audit timesheets accurately and ensure wages and benefits are correctly distributed
  • Accurately record and document all transactions
  • Research, analyze, and resolve all discrepancies, reporting to management as needed
  • Monitor all accounts for accuracy and ensure accurate taxation / garnishment is applied
  • Participate in end-of-month closing and audits
  • Conduct year-end reporting for W-2s and other year-end processes
  • Constant communication and partnership with teammates and management
  • Communicate with HR teams to make necessary changes/updates to accounts
  • Compliance with all legal and institutional requirements
  • Demonstrate respect for client privacy


  • 2 + years of payroll processing experience
  • Experience working in a multi-state payroll department (a huge plus)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), payroll software experience preferred but not required
  • Strong bookkeeping skills a plus
  • Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail, aptitude for numbers and exceptional commitment to accuracy
  • Excellent customer service and demonstrated ability to handle conflicting deadlines with ease
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Experience: 2+ years of accounting experience required


    Employment type: Full time / temp to hire (depending on experience)


    Compensation: TBD based on experience ($15 - $30 / an hour)


    Location and hours: Sacramento, CA / 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 40 hours per week (M – F)

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