Day in the life of
Payroll Clerk – Gerald Mumpuku
My typical routine daily tasks as a Payroll Clerk are; enter employee time and payroll data from timesheets, review time sheets, wage computation, reconciling payroll discrepancies, keep track of all forms of employees leave, provide information to employees and managers on payroll matters, tax-related issues, benefit plans, reconcile cash and payroll accounts.
Typical cons in my case include the following; prolonged periods of sitting (this is a classic desk job, without much opportunity to move around), stress/pressure is common because of handling bulky financial and employee payment information, working as a payroll clerk is often fast-paced, with tight deadlines (payroll has to be finalized before the end of the month, so we are often under pressure to complete the cycle on time).
On the other hand, there are some good benefits of working as a payroll clerk like; good employment opportunities, challenging work, exposure to a variety of tasks good for career growth and experience, a wide variety of potential employers across various industries, strong emphasis on teamwork, gain experience performing calculations and using payroll software, knowledge of fundamental accounting principles and processes, and opportunities for career advancements.
compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.