Payroll Accountant
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Payroll Accountant Job Description Template - Jobsoid

Job Overview

Our Accounting department is looking for an efficient and experienced Payroll Accountant to join us immediately. You will be responsible for maintaining and updating payroll activities in a timely manner. You will be responsible for calculating employee earnings and deductions and accordingly processing the salaries.

As a Payroll Accountant, you should have complete knowledge of accounting practices and an eye for detail. You should be able to address employee queries and resolve any payroll issues like late payments. Also, you should be aware of all laws and regulations governing tax deductions.

You will be responsible for performing and assisting in payroll audits. Besides, you should also maintain an accurate record of general ledger, accounting files, and tax documents. A proven work experience in the accounting field will be advantageous. 

If your skills and accounting knowledge matches our requirements, then get in touch with us. We would be happy to have a word with you. 


  • Calculating employee earnings and deductions

  • Preparing employee paychecks

  • Maintaining and updating accurate payroll documents

  • Updating payroll and accounting files, general ledger, and tax documents

  • Overseeing the payment of paid and unpaid leaves

  • Resolving any payroll related issues and employee queries

  • Calculating and processing holiday deductions and overtime earnings

  • Undertaking payroll audits

  • Preparing tax reports on time

  • Adhering to State and Federal regulations when carrying out payroll accounting practices

  • Regularly updating payroll systems

  • Keeping a tab on employee timesheets and leaves

  • Performing accurate tax deductions

  • Reviewing company payroll system and suggesting improvements

  • Ensuring employee salaries are transferred to respective bank accounts in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the Accounting field as a Payroll Accountant or Payroll Coordinator

  • A certificated Payroll Professional is desirable

  • Complete knowledge of accounting practices and Government regulations

  • Excellent accounting and computer skills

  • Familiarity with payroll software like OnPay, Gusto, and Xero

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Having an eye for detail

  • Good time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Good communication skills

  • Impressive analytical and problem-solving skills

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