Certified Payroll Specialist

San Luis Obispo

Hourly rate: $22+ DOE


Local company is looking for an experienced Certified Payroll Specialist to join their team!

This is a full-time M-F position.


This is a temp-to-hire opportunity and would include PTO, 401K and health benefits once hired by client company.


Job Duties include:

  • Compile and enter payroll data such as hours worked, job classification and pay rate on a weekly basis
  • Compute wages, garnishments and deductions
  • Process and post weekly Prevailing Wage Certified payroll
  • Maintain and organize payroll records in compliance with retention policies
  • Process weekly payroll liabilities, 401(k) reporting, monthly payroll reports
  • Enter and maintain employee data in payroll system, new hires, terminations, etc.
  • Reporting to the Department of Labor all payroll on public works projects as required
  • Administration of, and reporting of, all fringes withheld as well as remitting to the appropriate agencies/trusts the amounts due
  • Prepare labor reporting by running job cost reports for management on a weekly basis
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Prior experience processing payroll
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of honesty and integrity in the confidentiality of all things related to payroll
  • Knowledge of federal and state policies related to payroll
  • Proficient in MS Office programs
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

San Luis Personnel Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, registered domestic partner status, ancestry, genetics, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status, status as a disabled or other protected veteran or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.



3220 S. Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401