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. Update employee payroll records as needed

  8. Process and close periodic payrolls

  9. Print and issue paychecks

  10. Process direct deposit payments

  11. Process paycard payments

  12. Calculate and deposit payroll taxes

  13. Process employment verifications

  14. Process and issue annual W-2 forms to employees

  15. Process and distribute reports for compensation, taxes paid, garnishments, and deductions

  16. 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

Optimal Accounting for Payroll
Payroll Management