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Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks

Also called: Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Coordinator, Payroll Specialist

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What they do:
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
On the job, you would:
  • Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
  • Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
  • Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • accounting and economics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Time accounting software
  • Kronos Workforce Payroll
  • Kronos Workforce Timekeeper Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • Workday software Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$47,610
$30,240
$71,500
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