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Payroll Assistants, or Payroll Clerks, focus on activities that help organize data related to providing compensation to a company's employees. Duties shown on sample resumes of Payroll Assistants include resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information, and preparing reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages. Applicants who wish to work in larger firms need to show an associate's degree in accounting on their resumes, as well as a year or two of experience with a smaller company and a background in working with payroll software programs.

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1

Human Resource Associate / Payroll Assistant

Managed all payroll adjustments and time and attendance inquiries for 200+ employees in 21 unions for one company. In addition, managed the same for additional 2K+ employees with assistance of time and attendance administrators.

  • Ensured all benefits and annual job rate increases were applied and updated by unions receiving benefit payments on time and increases updated in human resources system on effective dates.
  • Reviewed and interpreted all union contract provisions for administrators and managers, ensuring time and attendance entries for payroll were accurate.
  • Provided reports to managers and time and attendance administrators, detailing earning hours for employees and ran reports they were unable to create respectively.
  • Compiled union members' payroll registers, W-2s and quarterly company tax reports as requested for audit purposes.
  • Processed over 50 verifications of employment each year which included credit agencies, rental properties, workman's compensation and wage statements for medical needs, meeting vendor requirements.
  • Ran and submitted multiple worksite quarterly reports for various companies and states, providing employee count and wages as requested by Department of Labor and required by Federal government.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Economics
2

Payroll Assistant

Reviewed approximately 350 union employees' biweekly timesheets to ensure that the information is properly recorded into the Kronos Timekeeper Central.

  • Prepared and executed biweekly payroll check requests to different Government Agencies for employees that wages are being garnish.
  • Handled and delivered biweekly Ceridian payroll reports to the accounting department.
  • Helped and assisted the accounting department in the preparation of the tax liabilities and expenses reports.
  • Kept track of biweekly pay stubs for the different department of the company.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Business Administration
3

Payroll Assistant

Provided excellent customer service by responding to Internal and external inquiries.

  • Organized and maintained a daily spread sheets of incomplete time sheets
  • Assisted with Auditing of outstanding past due incomplete time sheets.
  • Contacted Care-Givers and advised on time sheets to be State compliance.
  • Prepared and process time sheets at departmental standard.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
Adult Education
4

Senior Payroll Assistant

Provided a wide range of payroll processing services as a member of a small team.

  • Data-entered employee time, resetting pass words, and correcting all errors.
  • Ensured accurate processing of year-end W2 and W2C, validating printed and electronic
  • Processed daily tax queries and adjustments.
  • Audited all 401K feeds for correctness ahead of payroll runs.
  • Addressed and completed multiple employment verification requests daily.
  • Responded efficiently to wide range of critical inquiries for data and information including: subpoenas; immigration letters; social security and Veterans Administration wage requests; and unemployment forms.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
Business
5

Back Up to The Payroll Assistant

Assisted customers in all aspects of the party planning process, from choosing one of our classic packages to creating a personalized event

  • Registered and welcomed guests, set an energetic social tone, interacted with the children prior to the party's start and generated enthusiasm
  • Assisted with marketing strategies and handed out promotional materials
  • Supervised up to sixteen parties daily and managed upwards of fifteen employees per shift
  • Worked closely with the owner and general manager on projects including inventory assessment, employee evaluations, quarterly employee meetings, etc.
  • Was responsible for cash management, processing and tracking invoices, and employee scheduling
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
Business Communications
BA
Business Leadership
6

Payroll Assistant

Processed bi-weekly automated and manual paychecks per pay period for 2,500 employees across thirty-nine locations nationwide, using Alliance Payroll Service.

  • Coordinated the distribution of all payroll checks, remittances and W-2's to employees.
  • Resolved any payroll issues from employees, general managers and district managers efficiently and resourcefully.
  • Maintained accurate payroll files, records and handled all employee inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for recording workman's compensation and general liability claims in company database, and acted as the primary contact for any and all legal suits.
  • Supplied insurance team with employee wage and personal information needed to resolve workman's compensation claims.
  • Compiled and organized specialty books for 39 restaurants.
  • Handled special projects at any given time for the Vice President of Operations.
  • Processed company's reward card transfers electronically via Aloha Enterprise system.
  • Monitored the stores' Aloha Enterprise system to examine the use of comps and voids, reported discrepancies to the district managers for further investigation.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Communication And Mass Media
7

Laborer/payroll Assistant

Recorded and entered all employee hours into a spreadsheet for the Comptroller to review.

  • Designed and replaced over 200 kitchens with new cabinets and appliances.
  • Repaired and supported existing beams under the floors of a building.
  • Buy and transport all necessary equipment for current and future projects.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Operations And Project Management
8

Temporary Hr/payroll Assistant

Responsible for all new hires of hourly employees, including new hire orientation, gathering all necessary documentation, entering information into Powersource, ProBusiness and ADP Timesaver, requesting background checks and creating and maintaining employee files

  • Responsible for entering all employment changes (ex. promotions, demotions, merit increases, transfers) for hourly employees
  • Conducted exit interviews of all employees
  • Prepared and maintained job postings for Craigslist, Monster, CareerPlug, Proven, FitnessJobs.com, Woodlands On-Line and HCareers
  • Received resumes and reviewed for specific qualifications depending on the position
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Finance And Ba
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Payroll Assistant

Processed payroll for weekly and semi-monthly payroll schedules

  • Managed time system for 16 districts with over 1000 employees
  • Performed direct deposit entries, reversals of incorrect payments and issued same day payments
  • processed salary increases and promotions, set employees up for 401K contributions
  • Assisted with the company's acquisition of Tommy Hilfiger within the payroll department
  • Created an Excel spreadsheet to have all employees entered into an electronic paystub/W2 system
  • Received calls from employees and managers with questions regarding payroll related issues
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Human Resources
10

Payroll Assistant

Verified payroll reports to identify and correct pay rate and working hours errors

  • Performed task of adding new home care aides' profile in Charts (Payroll system)
  • Responded to queries from employees such as W-4 forms, withholdings, pay rate and tax rate
  • Assisted with the completion of payroll forms such as timesheets, W-4 forms and direct deposits
  • Confirmed home care aides' working hours, working schedules with their timesheets
  • Responsible for notifying home care aides for any timesheet and payroll problems
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Applied Science
BBA
Accounting

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