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Payroll Administration

Knowledge of and ability to establish, implement, and administer policies, procedures, and systems for confidentially calculating, preparing and distributing payrolls.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes key roles and responsibilities of the payroll administration.

Identifies major activities and services provided by a payroll system.

Documents various procedures and controls in processing payrolls.

Collects payroll reports from a payroll software system.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Calculates payroll by utilizing payroll administration systems to process data.

Administers payroll-related procedures and policies for sick leave, vacation, hires and terminations.

Resolves payroll-related problems according to organizational payroll policies.

Applies appropriate payroll systems to process payroll-related tasks.

Monitors the costs related to payroll systems maintenance in the organization.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Oversees several payroll systems and complex payroll related projects.

Advises on improvement plans for the organization's current payroll-related policies and procedures.

Coaches HR staff on the changes to local, state, and federal payroll regulations.

Directs the implementation of wage and tax reporting, minimum wage compliance, and garnishment and levy rules.

Evaluates key performance issues and considerations for payroll administration systems.

Controls yearly budgets related to the maintenance of payroll administration systems.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs organizational policies and protocols for payroll administration.

Predicts the development of new methodologies and technologies for payroll administration.

Sets standards for evaluating the effectiveness of payroll administration systems.

Provides leadership in establishing standards, processes and best practices for payroll administration.

Designs payroll-related strategies in line with HR strategies.

Develops processes to improve the efficiency of payroll-related troubleshooting.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your past experience in payroll administration.
  • What payroll-related systems have you used in the process of payroll administration?
  • What do you find particularly challenging about payroll administration?
  • How did you optimize the processes of payroll calculation for payroll administration?
  • What important factors do you need to consider in payroll administration?

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