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Payroll Specialist

Sacramento, CA 95814

Posted: 07/08/2024 Employment Type: Temp Industry: None Job Number: 1683581

Job Description

We are recruiting a Payroll Specialist for a mission driven organization who bridges the gap in housing disparity within the Sacramento area. The Payroll Specialist will provide hands-on assistance for day-to-day payroll processing and supporting financial transactions. This is a fully onsite contract opportunity with strong potential for hire. Pay: $27.11/hour

The ideal candidate will have experience with government payroll and general accounting reconciliation knowledge.


  • Assist with payroll processing operations.
  • Prepare various payroll and financial reports. 
  • Handle the timely payment of tax deposits.
  • Investigate payroll and tax-related issues.
  • Oversee the reconciliation and issuance of W-2 forms.
  • Compile and prepare detailed payroll reports.
  • Reconcile payroll accounts for financial statement accuracy.
  • Perform reconciliations for various accounts, funds, and projects.
  • Prepare and enter correcting journal entries and initial-year entries.
  • Maintain and improve payroll software systems.
  • Manage journal entries and data updates within the system.
  • Process financial related claims.
  • Coordinate the acquisition and cancellation of insurance policies.
  • Support the planning, development, and execution of internal financial and operational audits.
  • Create audit work papers for fixed assets and cash investments.
  • Monitor cash flow and perform cash management forecasting.
  • Conduct comprehensive research on complex topics (e.g., benefit taxability, litigation, reconciliation, customer service).
  • Provide backup support to primary payroll staff.


  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • 6 months-1 year experience processing payroll or supporting financial transactions.
  • Experience with government payroll or CalPERS payroll is highly preferred.
  • Proficiency with NEOGOV is a plus. 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines.

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