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Payroll Clerk Job Description

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Job Overview

We are seeking a qualified Payroll Clerk to help us in all activities regarding the management of employee compensation in the company. You should be able to calculate wages, enter payroll data into records and make payments. You should possess a great understanding of the concept of confidentiality. You should have good math skills. Your main objective will be to carry out all payroll procedures (e.g. calculate pay, update payroll records, prepare payroll reports, etc.) on time and with precision.


  • Formulate and submit reports with payroll data to the supervisor.

  • Oversee compensation packages utilizing payroll programme and software.

  • Keep paper and electronic payroll records up to date by entering adjustments on pay rates, employee status changes and so forth.

  • Check timekeeping information for all employees.

  • Calculate rewards, bonuses and commissions when required.

  • Oversee and calculate expenses, taxes and other deductions.

  • Ascertain pay according to hours worked by incorporating leaves and overtime.

  • Make periodical payments conveniently either by preparing and managing checks or making direct deposits through a bank payment system.

  • Maintain records, issue statements and invoices.

  • Evaluate unemployment and severance payments.

  • Handle complaints, inquiries and questions in regards to payroll from employees and the administration.

  • Research and resolve any disparities in payroll efficiently.


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Business Administration or relevant field.

  • Proven 3+year work experience as Payroll Clerk or Payroll Manager.

  • Familiar with various accounting principles.

  • Exquisite knowledge of data collection, data entry and reporting with great attention to detail and confidentiality.

  • Computer savvy with excellent mathematical skills.

  • Working knowledge of relevant payroll softwares like Payforce, Paychex, ADP RUN etc.

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.

  • Great communication and problem-solving skills.

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Debbie Bullock, Group HR Manager at English Lakes
Debbie Bullock
English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues
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