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Your job is to Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees’ time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Common job titles of Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
38.9% said they needed a High School Diploma.
20.67% said they needed a Some College Courses.
Complete time sheets showing employees' arrival and departure times.
Post relevant work hours to client files to bill clients properly.
Provide information to employees and managers on payroll matters, tax issues, benefit plans, and collective agreement provisions.
Record employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records.
Balance cash and payroll accounts.
Conduct verifications of employment.
Keep track of leave time, such as vacation, personal, and sick leave, for employees.
Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.
Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts, and submit them to appropriate departments.
Prepare and balance period-end reports, and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.
Complete, verify, and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits, such as pension plans, and unemployment and medical insurance.
Distribute and collect timecards each pay period.
Keep informed about changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process.
Issue and record adjustments to pay related to previous errors or retroactive increases.
Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.
Compile employee time, production, and payroll data from time sheets and other records.
Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.
Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
Train employees on organizations' timekeeping systems.
Coordinate special programs, such as United Way campaigns, that involve payroll deductions.
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Data entry software
IBM Cognos Impromptu
Microsoft Dynamics GP
NetSuite ERPAll Technologies
Oracle Fusion Applications
SAP Crystal Reports
ADP Enterprise HRMS
Asure Software HCM
Automated payroll software
Automated timekeeping software
BMH Open4 Payroll
CyberShift Workforce Management 3G Time and Attendance
EBS On Line InstaPay
Fund accounting software
Galaxy Technologies TimeStar Enterprise
Human resource management software HRMS
Human Resource MicroSystems HR Entre
Jantek Jupiter Time Attendance
Kronos Workforce Payroll
Microsoft Great Plains Personal Data Keeper
Oracle PeopleSoft Payroll for North America
PayData Advanced HR
RSM McGladrey Clear Pay
Sage Abra HRMS
SAP Americas mySAP ERP Human Capital Management HCM
Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
Virtual Software Virtual Timecard
WorkForce Software EmpCenter Time and Attendance
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.