Payroll Officer Jobs

Payroll Officer jobs perform a vital function by ensuring that employees are paid on time and that their payslips are accurate. If inaccuracies occur, such as monetary errors or incorrect amounts of holiday pay, Payroll Officer jobs research and correct the records.

In addition Payroll Officer jobs may perform various other clerical tasks. Automated timekeeping systems that allow employees to enter the number of hours they have worked directly into a computer have eliminated much of the data entry and review by timekeepers and have elevated the job of payroll clerk. In offices that have not automated this function, however, payroll officers still perform many of the traditional job functions.

Payroll Officer jobs screen timecards for calculating, coding, or other errors. Payroll Officer jobs compute pay by subtracting allotments, including income taxes and contributions to retirement, insurance, and savings plans from gross earnings. Increasingly, computers are performing these calculations and alerting payroll clerks to problems or errors in the data.

In small organizations or for new employees whose records are not yet entered into a computer system, clerks may perform the necessary calculations manually. In some small offices, clerks or other employees in the accounting department process payroll.

Payroll Officer jobs record changes in employees' addresses; close out files when workers retire, resign, or transfer and advise employees on income tax withholding and other mandatory deductions. Payroll Officer jobs also issue and record adjustments to workers' pay due to previous errors or retroactive increases. Payroll clerks need to follow changes in tax and deduction laws, so they are aware of the most recent revisions. Finally, Payroll Officer jobs prepare and post earnings statements for employees'

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