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Duties and Responsibilities of a Payroll Specialist 

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Nyongesa Sande
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Payroll specialists are responsible for making sure employees are paid accurately and on time. They manage payroll functions, including calculating employee paychecks, withholding taxes, and any other deductions, as well as maintaining accurate payroll records for businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. Those who work in the payroll field must have an eye for detail and excellent communication skills.

A payroll specialist must be knowledgeable about payroll laws and regulations, including federal and state tax laws, wage and hour laws, and employee benefits laws. Furthermore, it is essential that they have experience using payroll software and other technology tools to ensure that payroll processes are accurate and efficient. They must be both technically adept and able to communicate clearly and accurately with employees and managers about payroll processes and answer questions regarding paychecks, benefits, and taxes.

Payroll Specialist Duties:

  • Provide timely and accurate payroll services to employees
  • Track employee timesheets, pay stubs, and reporting
  • Develop and maintain accurate employee records
  • Verify that payroll and tax withholding calculations are accurate
  • Maintain employee records on file
  • Update employee records as needed
  • Establish and maintain all payroll records, reports, and procedures
  • Prepare all payroll reports, including payroll checks, W-2s, 1099s, etc.
  • Audit employee timesheets
  • Provide administrative support to the payroll department.

Payroll Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Process core payroll functions, including weekly pay runs, benefits enrollments, payroll adjustments, garnishments, and workers compensation
  • Develop systems, policies, and procedures
  • Maintain records and reports
  • Support multiple shifts
  • Discuss and resolve payroll-related issues
  • Regularly communicate with employees via email, phone, and chat
  • Keep accurate records
  • Resolve employee inquiries and problems
  • Attend and participate in monthly payroll meetings

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