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Duties and Responsibilities of a Payroll Administrator 

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A Payroll Administrator collects and reviews timekeeping information and issues paychecks that are complete and correct. In the process of creating paychecks, a Payroll Administrator performs withholdings, including wage garnishments, voluntary contributions to benefits programmes and taxes. These withholdings are indicated on each paycheck so that an employee can check its accuracy.

Payroll Administrators usually work full time in an office setting. They also work standard business hours and can work in almost every industry.

Payroll Administrator skills and qualifications

A successful Payroll Administrator candidate will various prerequisite skills and qualifications to perform their duties effectively, these include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • In-depth understanding of human resources and labour rules and regulations
  • Attention to detail and strong numeracy skills
  • Working knowledge of payroll software
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Interpersonal skills

Payroll Administrator Duties:

  • Maintain records of employees’ wages, taxes, and benefits
  • Obtain, prepare, and issue wage statements
  • Maintain and update employee records, including personal and job data
  • Maintain payroll financial records
  • Establish, maintain, and enforce payroll policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality of payroll information
  • Maintain all records for state and federal tax compliance

Payroll Administrator Responsibilities:

  • Review payroll records to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations, and ensure that workers receive all applicable compensation and benefits
  • Process new hire paperwork, including W-2s, W-4s, and other appropriate tax forms
  • Research and resolve payroll-related problems
  • Assist with benefits administration
  • Maintain employee records, including personal information, training records, and emergency contact information
  • Conduct exit interviews
  • Maintain accurate employee data, including job classifications, compensation, and benefits
  • Work closely with Human Resources Department to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing and tax reporting
  • Create detailed reports as needed

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