payroll clerk


Payroll clerks manage the time sheets and pay checks of the employees. They make sure the information there is correct. Payroll clerks check overtime, sick days and vacation. They distribute the pay checks.

Alternative label

  • payroll officer

  • payroll technician

  • payroll bookeeper

  • payroll accounting clerk

  • payroll accounts clerk

  • payroll administrator

  • payroll and benefits clerk

  • personnel and payroll technician

  • wages clerk

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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