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Working As A Payroll Officer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $44,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Payroll Officer Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Duties

Financial clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep and update financial records
  • Compute bills and charges
  • Offer customer assistance
  • Carry out financial transactions

Financial clerks give administrative and clerical support in financial settings. Their specific job duties vary by specialty and by setting.

Billing and posting clerks calculate charges, develop bills, and prepare them to be mailed to customers. They review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to compute fees or charges due. They also contact customers to get or give account information.

Gaming cage workers work in casinos and other gaming establishments. The “cage” in which they work is the central depository for money and gaming chips. Gaming cage workers sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons. They count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions in order to balance books.

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll data. They verify and record attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate.

Procurement clerks compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle questions about orders. They respond to questions from customers and suppliers about the status of orders. They handle requests to change or cancel orders. They make sure that purchases arrive on schedule and that the items meet the purchaser’s specifications.

Brokerage clerks help with tasks associated with securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and other kinds of investments. Their duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks review the credit history, and get the information needed to determine the creditworthiness, of individuals or businesses applying for credit. Credit authorizers evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide, based on predetermined standards, whether to approve new credit. Credit checkers call or write credit departments of business and service establishments to get information about applicants’ credit standing.

Loan interviewers, also called loan processors or loan clerks, interview applicants and others to get and verify personal and financial information needed to complete loan applications. They also prepare the documents that go to the appraiser and are issued at the closing of a loan.

New accounts clerks interview people who want to open accounts in financial institutions. They explain the account services available to prospective customers and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts.

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks process applications for insurance policies. They also handle customers’ requests to change or cancel their existing policies. Their duties include interviewing clients and reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered. They also notify insurance agents and accounting departments of policy cancellations or changes.

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How To Become A Payroll Officer

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.

Education

Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.

Training

Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.

Advancement

Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Payroll Officer Career Paths

Payroll Officer
Payroll Administrator Office Manager Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Payroll Administrator Office Manager Accounting Manager
Assistant Controller
6 Yearsyrs
Payroll Administrator Office Manager
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accountant Tax Accountant Senior Tax Accountant
Tax Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Accountant Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Accountant Payroll Specialist Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
8 Yearsyrs
Payroll Specialist Human Resources Generalist
Benefits Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Payroll Specialist Consultant Accounting Manager
Manager, Accounting Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Administrator
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Administrator Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Consultant Controller
Assistant Director Of Finance
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Team Leader Assistant Vice President
Administration Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Account Officer Finance Analyst Assistant Controller
Comptroller
6 Yearsyrs
Account Officer Senior Accountant Accountant And Office Manager
Account Human Resources Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Officer Executive Assistant Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Benefit Specialist Benefits Manager
Benefit Director
11 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Benefit Specialist
Employee Benefits Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Consultant Benefits Manager
Compensation And Benefits Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Officer Human Resources Manager Talent Acquisition Manager
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Payroll Manager 4.7 years
Payroll Supervisor 4.7 years
Paymaster 4.2 years
Payroll Bookkeeper 4.2 years
Payroll Officer 4.0 years
Payroll Technician 3.7 years
Payroll Auditor 3.6 years
Payroll Clerk 3.3 years
Payroll Specialist 3.1 years
Payroll Analyst 3.1 years
Payroll Processor 3.0 years
Payroll Associate 3.0 years
Payroll Assistant 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Payroll Officer
Accountant 8.1%
Secretary 5.3%
Bookkeeper 4.9%
Clerk 2.5%
Top Careers After Payroll Officer
Accountant 8.7%
Cashier 5.0%
Consultant 2.7%

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Top Skills for A Payroll Officer

  1. Income Tax Returns
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Payroll System
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Lead role in implementation and stabilization of PeopleSoft HR/Payroll system.
  • Prepare and balance period-end reports, maintaining payroll general ledger accounts, and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.
  • Reconcile and prepare all payroll related bank transactions (401k; federal, state and local liabilities; direct deposits).
  • Record employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records.
  • Verify and adjust data entry completed by employee and managers in the time and attendance system Time Keeping Plus.

Payroll Officer Demographics

Gender

Female

66.2%

Male

19.1%

Unknown

14.6%
Ethnicity

White

55.2%

Hispanic or Latino

19.3%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

9.7%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.5%

French

19.2%

German

7.7%

Romanian

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

Italian

3.8%
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Payroll Officer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.1%

Kaplan University

7.5%

University of the West

7.5%

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

5.7%

Central State University

5.7%

Ashford University

5.7%

Trinity University

3.8%

University of Memphis

3.8%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.8%

University of Washington

3.8%

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus

3.8%

Johnson & Wales University

3.8%

Marist College

3.8%

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

3.8%

California State University - Fullerton

3.8%

Universidad Central de Bayamon

3.8%

National University

3.8%

Harvard University

3.8%

Coastline Community College

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%
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Majors

Accounting

28.6%

Business

27.3%

Finance

4.4%

Human Resources Management

4.4%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Psychology

4.1%

Management

3.8%

Health Care Administration

3.8%

Education

3.2%

Computer Science

2.2%

Hospitality Management

1.9%

Economics

1.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%

Business/Commerce

1.6%

Nursing

1.3%

Political Science

1.3%

Computer Information Systems

1.3%

Kinesiology

1.0%

Computer Programming

1.0%

Liberal Arts

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.3%

Other

21.1%

Masters

16.9%

Associate

13.7%

Certificate

6.7%

Diploma

4.2%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.2%
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