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Payroll Specialist (Contract) – Apply Now!

Vaco Staffing

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 9, 2021.

Vaco Los Angeles is working with a client who is looking for a Payroll Specialist who will be responsible time keeping records of employees’ hours worked as well as any deductions or withholdings required to comply with state and federal laws. We also need a professional who is able to work cross-departmentally with accounting to ensure the entire business runs as smoothly as possible.


  • Overseeing administration and processing of multi-state payroll on a biweekly/weekly basis
  • Record payroll data in our software system and verify all amounts prior to cutting checks
  • Alter employee tax status as needed as well as any information about withholding
  • Initiate direct deposits
  • Change employee banking records when necessary to process payments accurately
  • Record employee complaints, questions and concerns about payroll services and communicate those issues to HR manager
  • Maintain compliant policies and procedures for processing payroll checks
  • Handle incentive compensation and equity-based administration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study preferred but not required
  • 5-7 years of previous experience in a high volume payroll environment
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll processing experience
  • Knowledge of payroll compliance and tax laws across various states
  • Experience using Ceridian or other very similar HRIS/Payroll system
  • Microsoft Excel Proficiency
  • Strong attention to detail required