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Job Number: 2160001

Job Title: Payroll Specialist
Location: Sonoma
Compensation: $24-26/h

Job Summary:
High volume payroll specialist needed for an immediate opening for our client in Sonoma. This is an in office position, Monday-Friday. In this role you will take charge of all staff payroll functions including hours worked, taxes, insurance, payroll files, garnishments, payroll status change form updates and manual check requests. Ideal candidate will be able shift and prioritize tasks to meet hard deadlines while maintaining accuracy.


  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Records changes affecting net wages such as exemptions and advancement payments for each employee to update master payroll records
  • Prepares periodic reports of earnings, taxes, deductions, garnishments, and advances
  • Process accurate and timely year - end reporting when necessary

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree (A.A.) in related field, six months to one-year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel/Outlook)
  • ADP and Great Plains experience a plus.

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