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Senior Payroll Specialist

Sacramento, CA 95826

Posted: 05/23/2024 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 1681561

Job Description

We are recruiting a Senior Payroll Specialist to join a thriving professional services company in the Sacramento area. This is a direct hire opportunity to join a rapidly growing organization that offers a generous compensation package, great leadership team, and advancement opportunities. The first three months will be 100% onsite for training. The Senior Payroll Specialist will report to the Payroll Manager and act as subject matter expert with ADP and payroll analysis. Salary: $60,000-$75,000 DOE. 

The ideal candidate must have strong technical skills in ADP Workforce Now, multi-state payroll experience, and the ability to process payroll for up to 1500 employees. 


  • Process multi-state payroll ensuring accuracy and compliance with state and federal regulations

  • Review and reconcile payroll data, including but not limited to timekeeping records, wage computation, and other information necessary for payroll processing

  • Calculate and process manual checks, adjustments, and corrections as needed

  • Stay current on federal and state payroll laws and regulations, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements

  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll-related matters in a timely and professional manner

  • Collaborate with HR and Finance teams to ensure accurate processing of payroll data and resolve any discrepancies

  • Assist with year-end payroll processes, including W-2 processing and distribution

  • Generate various payroll reports for management review and audit purposes

  • Continuously seek process improvements to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of payroll processing


  • 3-5 years of experience processing multistate payroll using ADP Workforce Now.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field preferred

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred

  • Thorough understanding of federal and state payroll regulations

  • Proficient in using payroll software (ADP) and Microsoft Excel

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with sensitive information

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

  • High level of professionalism and integrity

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