Payroll Officer
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Our Accounting department is looking for a Payroll Officer to work for us on a regular basis. As part of your job duties, you will be primarily responsible for handling employee payroll-related activities. You should be able to collect employee timesheets and calculate the working hours. 

Also, you will be processing payroll payments and maintaining a receipt of the same. You will also be responsible for calculating and maintaining payroll expenses. You will be overseeing the payroll activities undertaken by the Payroll Accountant

As a Payroll Officer, you should be able to calculate tax deductions and file IT returns. Furthermore, you should ensure that you adhere to the accounting principles and regulations at all times. To excel in this job role, you should have excellent accounting skills and a keen eye for detail. Moreover, you should display reliability in handling any sensitive information. 

Send in your application if you can handle the job responsibilities. We would like to have you onboard. 

Responsibilities

  • Collecting and maintaining daily, weekly, and monthly timesheets

  • Calculating employee salaries, bonuses, and allowances

  • Preparing monthly employee salaries and reports

  • Scheduling urgent bank payments

  • Emailing or handing out payment receipts to employees

  • Maintaining a report on payroll expenses

  • Preparing and filing tax returns

  • Maintaining and updating the bank account details of employees

  • Addressing any queries from employees regarding payments, taxes, and other benefits

  • Tracking employee working hours

  • Making a note of employee deductions

  • Adhering to the state and central regulations when performing accounting practices

  • Identifying and resolving any payroll discrepancies

  • Coordinating with the HR department for any employee details

Requirements

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

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Payroll Accountant, Payroll Officer in the Accounting department

  • Familiarity with accounting principles and software like FreshBooks, NetSuite ERP, and Tipalti

  • Knowledge of State and Central accounting laws and regulations

  • Excellent mathematical skills

  • Having an excellent eye for detail

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Good time management and organizational skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Ability to handle stressful situations

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