Payroll clerks are responsible for issuing paychecks to employees by calculating pay and deductions. They maintain payroll information, resolve payroll discrepancies, update changes in insurance coverage and exemptions, and keep employee information confidential.
A typical day in the life of a payroll clerk might include: • Preparing reports by compiling data related to taxes, leave, deductions, nontaxable wages, and disability • Calculating employee federal and state income tax in order to determine payroll liabilities • Performing data entry tasks by using financial software and math skills • Following company policies and procedures to report on any necessary changes.
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