Payroll clerk job description

Position Description: Payroll Clerk

Basic Function: The payroll clerk position is accountable for collecting timekeeping information, incorporating a variety of deductions into a periodic payroll, and issuing pay and pay-related information to employees.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Collect and summarize timekeeping information
  2. Obtain supervisory approval of time card discrepancies
  3. Obtain overtime approvals
  4. Calculate commissions
  5. Process garnishment requests
  6. Process employee advances and paybacks
  7. Process and close periodic payrolls
  8. Print and issue paychecks
  9. Process direct deposit payments
  10. Process paycard payments
  11. Calculate and deposit payroll taxes
  12. Process employment verifications
  13. Process and issue annual W-2 forms to employees
  14. Process and distribute reports for compensation, taxes paid, garnishments, and deductions
  15. Answer questions from employees related to payroll topics

Desired Qualifications: 3+ years of payroll processing experience. Associates degree in business preferred.  Must be detail oriented.

Supervises: None

Related Courses

Payroll Management