Randstad Payroll Specialist in Walnut Creek, California

Payroll Specialist

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  • location:Walnut Creek, CA

  • date posted:Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:406166

  • questions:650-343-5111.

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Payroll Specialist

Membership Organization

Walnut Creek, CA

Temp to perm

Pay: $35-$45/hr


Payroll Specialist will be distributing and preparing payments, benefits, taxes, and payroll deductions; calculating overtime, shift differentials, sales commissions, and bonuses; maintaining payroll records and ensuring compliance with applicable wage laws. Responds to more complex issues, escalated inquiries from employees, and checks the work of the payroll team to ensure precise execution.


  • Lead the year-end payroll process resulting in the distribution of employee annual W-2s

  • Ensure third party vendor is compliant and timely with all tax filings and employee remittances

  • Monitor changes in the law which impact payroll practices, policies, and procedures

  • Oversee execution of the day-to-day processing of payroll, which will include reviewing data used in the payroll process, review of time transactions, running payroll, auditing payroll results, correcting errors, and payroll remittances

  • Analyze payroll data and reports to ensure efficient, effective, compliant processing of payroll, taxes, and garnishments

  • Resolve complex payroll questions/problems for employees and business units

  • Identify and implement payroll related process improvements

  • Serve as the payroll department's subject matter expert for all items related to payroll in the Workday system, including downstream impacts of payroll results to third parties

  • Partner with the HRIS and Benefits teams to provide system requirements to ensure payroll changes resulting from enhancements, Workday releases, and other changes are thoroughly tested

  • Interface with business partners to ensure compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations


  • Minimum of 2 years Workday Payroll administration experience required