• Academics

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks


Median wages


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.
  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks  ; Intuit Quicken; Penta software; Sage 50 Accounting 
    Electronic mail software — Email software; IBM Notes  ; Microsoft Outlook  ; Novell GroupWise
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software  — Microsoft Dynamics GP  ; NetSuite ERP  ; Oracle PeopleSoft  ; SAP
    Human resources software — API Navigator; Human resource management software HRMS  ; Human Resource MicroSystems HR Entre; Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
    Time accounting software — Kronos Workforce Payroll; UNITIME; Virtual Software Virtual Timecard; WorkForce Software EmpCenter Time and Attendance
  • 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.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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