Payroll Specialist - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
723 job postings for the occupation of Payroll Specialist in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Payroll Specialist. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Payroll Specialist Do:
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.
Common Job Activities:
- Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
- Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.
- Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.
- Compile employee time, production, and payroll data from time sheets and other records.
- Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.
- Distribute and collect timecards each pay period.
- Keep informed about changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process.
- Balance cash and payroll accounts.
- Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
- Complete, verify, and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, and unemployment and medical insurance.
- Record employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records.
- Issue and record adjustments to pay related to previous errors or retroactive increases.
- Complete time sheets showing employees' arrival and departure times.
- Keep track of leave time, such as vacation, personal, and sick leave, for employees.
- Prepare and balance period-end reports, and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.
- Post relevant work hours to client files to bill clients properly.
- Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts, and submit them to appropriate departments.
- Provide information to employees and managers on payroll matters, tax issues, benefit plans, and collective agreement provisions.
- Conduct verifications of employment.
- Train employees on organizations' timekeeping systems.
- Coordinate special programs, such as United Way campaigns, that involve payroll deductions.
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