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Robert Half Payroll Administrator in North Andover, Massachusetts


Robert Half is working for the following new job opportunity...

Job Title: Payroll Administrator

Location: North Andover, MA

Company Overview:

Our client is a leading research company based in North Andover, MA. They are seeking a Payroll Administrator to join their dynamic team.

Job Description:

The Payroll Administrator will be responsible for accurately processing payroll for employees, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and providing support to the HR department as needed. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process bi-weekly or monthly payroll for employees accurately and in a timely manner using payroll software (e.g., ADP, Paychex).

  • Verify timekeeping records and attendance of employees for accuracy and completeness.

  • Calculate and process payroll deductions including taxes, garnishments, benefits, and other withholdings.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations.

  • Prepare and distribute payroll reports to management as needed.

  • Address payroll-related inquiries from employees in a professional and timely manner.

  • Collaborate with HR department to ensure accurate employee data and resolve any discrepancies.

  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of payroll policies and procedures.

  • Stay updated on changes in payroll regulations and best practices.


  • ADP software experience

  • Proven experience as a payroll administrator or similar role.

  • Strong understanding of payroll processes, regulations, and compliance requirements.

  • Proficiency in using payroll software and MS Office Suite (particularly Excel).

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry.

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

If interested and qualified please apply to this listing, or email Bill.Nichols@roberthalf. Thanks!

Requirements - FPC or CPP required

  • Payroll tax experience

  • Expertise in multi-state payroll

  • Experience with compliance

  • Payroll systems for 100-500 employees experience

  • ADP - Payroll experience

    • Experience working with an HRIS system and high proficiency with spreadsheets is required
  • 5+ years of payroll experience

    • Experience processing liens, garnishments, and various withholdings

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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