The basic role of a payroll manager is to oversee the daily payroll processes for a company and its staff. They are responsible for checking time sheets, checking the accuracy of pay computations, and making sure all necessary documents are processed on time. They also are responsible for answering any questions regarding timekeeping and payroll. This tends to be an office-based position that occurs during normal business hours.
Typically, a candidate for this position must have experience in similar positions; in addition, many companies require an associate's or bachelor's degree in finance, business, accounting, or a related field. Individuals must also be able to work without much supervision. Even though the payroll manager's duties mainly require independent work, these professionals must be able to communicate and cooperate with other members of the staff. Often, payroll managers closely work with the human resources department, accounting managers, and other positions that oversee finances.
Payroll managers need proficient knowledge in multiple organizing and office programs. They must be able to know how to use programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Dynamics; they also need familiarity with state and federal tax regulations.
Payroll Manager Tasks
- Maintain, direct and calculate the entry of data.
- Ensure accuracy and timely completion of the payroll records.
- Create audit reports to verify the accuracy of the payroll run.
- Manage the daily operations of the payroll group.