Payroll Specialist

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Payroll Specialists gather employee data, measure compensation, plan paychecks, and process employee payments. They maintain correct records of payroll documentation and expenses, prepare and distribute income statements, respond to payroll-related inquiries, and conduct balance of accounts and payroll reconciliations.

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JOSIE LANE

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Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.

 

Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • BA/ BSc in accounting/ business or any other relevant field

  • MA/ MSc in accounting 

What you need to get started

  • Hands-on experience with some software such as Payforce, Kronos and Microsoft Office is a must.

  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in payroll.

Soft Skills

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in business or accounting preferred.

  • Proven experience in a payroll position in a fast-paced environment required.

  • Strong knowledge of tax and wage laws.

  • Good understanding of the common fiscal procedures.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Office applications.

  • Exceptional multitasking and organizational skills.

  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Physically able to work seated in front of a computer for long hours at a time.

Technical Skills

  • Computer skills 

  • A clear understanding of budgetary activities.

  • Resolving the queries of the employees regarding the salary

  • Calculating benefits, wages, commissions, tax deductions etc.