1432 Payroll clerks
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Lead statementPayroll clerks collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment. They are employed by payroll administration companies and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.
- benefits officer
- pay advisor
- pay and benefits administrator
- pay and benefits clerk
- pay clerk
- payroll clerk
- payroll officer
- salary administration officer
Payroll clerks perform some or all of the following duties:
- Maintain records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements, in Canadian and other currencies, using manual or computerized systems
- Prepare and verify statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishments and insurance and pension plans
- Prepare employee payments and benefit payments by cheque or electronic transfer
- Complete, verify and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, leaves, share savings, employment and medical insurance
- Prepare T4 statements and other statements
- Provide information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans and collective agreement provisions
- Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts
- Prepare and balance period-end reports and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Completion of college or other courses in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll administration
or Experience as a financial clerk is usually required.
- Payroll association certification may be required.
- Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.