Duties and tasks
- Answer employee questions concerning paychecks/timesheets
- Assist with end-of-the year tax preparation and payment reconciliations
- End to end payroll processing
- Maintain and update employee records in the payroll system
- Maintain manual employee payroll records
- Speak with employees about compensation claims and assist in processing them
- Data entry and numerical calculation skills
- Demonstrated payroll processing experience
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Extreme attention to detail
- Understanding of payroll laws and processes and ability to interpret and apply this legislation effectively
Payroll Clerks work in many different settings, including large hectic offices and small quiet ones. Much of the work is done while seat at a desk, and it usual involves routine, repetitive tasks. Most payroll clerks work forty hour weeks on a typical 9-5 schedule and belong to a labour union.
Professional associations / Industry information
CPA Australia is one of the worlds largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 139,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe.
Institute of Public Accountants
The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is a professional organisation for accountants recognised for their practical, hands-on skills and a broad understanding of the total business environment.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia is the professional body representing Chartered Accountants in Australia.
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