How to become a payroll clerk

Make sure that staff are paid correctly and on-time.

What does a payroll clerk do?

Duties and tasks

  • Archive files for resigned, retired or fired employees.
  • Correct any problems with employees payroll checks.
  • Create payroll files for new employees.
  • Factor overtime, bonuses and vacations.
  • Get the proper government forms from new employees.
  • Maintain all employees payroll records.
  • Prepare payroll through the use of employee time cards or time sheets.
  • Process payroll checks.

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