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

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

Supervises: None