Payroll Assistant Job Description

A payroll assistant is someone who is employed at a company and responsible for processing the company’s payroll.

Payroll assistants are typically responsible for checking and verifying all payroll information to ensure that it is accurate and correct.

They may also step in and handle payroll when an employee is absent.

Payroll assistants are usually in charge of handling payroll and taxes for the company.

They calculate gross pay, withholdings, federal taxes, state taxes, and social security taxes.

Payroll assistants are also known as payroll assistants and payroll clerks.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Payroll Assistant who is detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have experience processing payroll and be able to handle a high volume of data.

Payroll Assistant Duties:

  • Maintain Payroll department records and reports
  • Assist in processing payroll through ADP
  • Remain detail-oriented with payroll
  • Collect, compile, and verify employee data
  • Formulate and implement payroll strategies
  • Review personnel records
  • Report payroll information, results, and issues to senior management

Payroll Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Verify payroll tax information, review W2s and 1099s, process employee payroll, and reconcile payments
  • Process payroll transactions, prepare reports, and maintain records
  • Perform inventory and account reconciliations, and reconcile the ending bank balance
  • Properly complete and submit all forms, reports, and paperwork to internal and governmental agencies
  • Assist with filing and reporting federal and state tax documents
  • Maintain up-to-date payroll knowledge including pay period, pay dates, Federal and State withholding tax tables, and applicable local ordinances
  • Maintain confidentiality of all employee and business information
  • Work in a team environment, and cooperatively with other employees to accomplish common goals
  • Attend training, seminars, and conferences to stay up-to-date on regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or related field
  • 2+ years of payroll processing experience
  • Knowledge of federal and state tax laws
  • High proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Ability to process payroll in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to understand

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to building a team that reflects this belief. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, nationalities, religions, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages.

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