4313-Payroll clerks

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Payroll clerks
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Job Description: 
Payroll clerks collect, verify and process payroll information and compute pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) maintaining records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements, using manual or computerized systems
  • (b) preparing and verifying statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishments and insurance and pension plans
  • (c) preparing employee payments and benefit payments by cheque or electronic transfer
  • (d) reviewing time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies
  • (e) verifying attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and posting information onto designated records.

Example of the occupations included here:
- Wages clerk


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Accounting assistant- 3313
- Bookkeeper - 3313
- Accounts clerk - 4311
- Bookkeeping clerk- 4311

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