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Career and Education Opportunities for Payroll Bookkeepers

In general, payroll bookkeepers compile and post employee time and payroll data. They also may compute employees' time worked, production, and commission.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Payroll Bookkeeper career.

STATES WITH Payroll Bookkeeper OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Payroll Bookkeeper

Payroll Bookkeeper video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Payroll bookkeepers inspect time sheets and other data to uncover and reconcile payroll discrepancies. They also verify attendance and pay adjustments, and post data onto designated archives. Equally important, payroll bookkeepers have to compile employee time and payroll data from time sheets and other archives. They are often called upon to issue and record adjustments to pay pertaining to previous errors or retroactive increases. They are expected to process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions. Finally, payroll bookkeepers compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.

Every day, payroll bookkeepers are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they write clearly and communicate well.