Payroll Specialist job description template

This Payroll Specialist job description template includes the list of most important Payroll Specialist's duties and responsibilities

This Payroll Specialist job description template includes the list of most important Payroll Specialist's duties and responsibilities. It is customizable and ready to post to job boards. Use it to save time, attract qualified candidates and hire best employees.

Payroll Specialist job description template

Payroll Specialist job profile

Payroll Specialist is a human resources professional responsible for managing of the payroll process.

In order to attract Payroll Specialist that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Payroll Specialist job description.

Payroll Specialist job description

Are you an aspiring, hard working Payroll Specialist looking for an opportunity to advance your career?

If you are intelligent, talented, and forward-thinking person looking for a job that combines competitive pay with good culture, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for a qualified Payroll Specialist to join our Human resources dream team and help us upgrade our payroll process.

Payroll Specialist duties and responsibilities

  • Collect information on working hours of each employee
  • Determine the right payroll amount by calculating overtime, bonuses etc. 
  • Prepare payroll payments and ensure payroll funding is in place
  • Ask for confirmation of suggested payments from senior management 
  • Handle and process and execute payments and paychecks
  • Prepare and process statements of payment 
  • Prepare and execute taxes and payment of employee benefits
  • Answer employees' questions about payroll 
  • Compile key operational payroll metrics & dashboards
  • Prepare periodic payroll reconciliation and submit reports to the payroll manager for review

Payroll Specialist requirements and qualifications

  • Previous working experience as a Payroll Specialist for (x) year(s)
  • BSc/BA in accounting/business or similar relevant field
  • In-depth knowledge of general accounting principles and payroll best practices
  • Hands on experience with relevant software (e.g. Kronos, Payforce) and databases
  • Great attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Computer savvy with working knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Payforce)
  • Exquisite math and numerical skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Aptitude in problem-solving

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