Spherion Staffing is seeking an experienced Payroll Specialist to be responsible for all payroll-related tasks for a local Fargo client. The Payroll Specialist's responsibilities include collecting and reviewing employee information and working hours, calculating wages, preparing and processing employee payments, and maintaining accurate payroll records. Qualified applicants must have an Associate's degree, 2+ years of payroll experience and must have multi-state payroll experience.Pay $18-23/hour DOEResponsibilities:- Collect timesheet data and payroll information, entering data into payroll and administrative databases and software programs- Calculate wages, benefits, tax and other deductions, per diem for travel- Prepare and process paychecks for 100 to 150 employees and cash deposits on a weekly basis-paid every Friday- Maintain accurate records of payroll documentation and transactions- Prepare and distribute income statements- Respond to payroll-related inquiries and resolving concerns- Perform account balance and payroll reconciliations- Prepare financial reports for accounting and auditing purposes- Prepare periodic payroll reports for review by management on a quarterly basisResponsibilities:See aboveWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:Requirements:-Associates degree preferred-2+ years payroll experience-Detailed oriented individual who performs with a high degree of accuracy-Previous multi-state payroll experience-Knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws, as well as government reporting procedures, including third-party interfaces such as garnishments-Proficiency in Excel, Outlook and Word-Strong ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize-Ability to work under time constraints to ensure critical deadlines are met-May occasionally require the ability to work outside of regularly scheduled hours. Schedules may vary based on business needEducation:AssociateExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:See above To be considered, please apply online at www.spherion.com/apply If you have any questions please contact Janine Eberhart at 701-412-2894Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.