Payroll Assistant Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Payroll Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a detail-oriented and organized Payroll Assistant to join our team. The Payroll Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the processing of payroll for our employees, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company policies and government regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the processing of payroll for employees
  • Ensure accuracy of payroll data and compliance with company policies and government regulations
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll and benefits
  • Maintain employee payroll records and files
  • Assist with year-end payroll processing and reporting
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years of experience in payroll processing or related field
  • Knowledge of payroll laws and regulations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment
  • May require occasional overtime

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Payroll Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Payroll Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Payroll Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Payroll Assistant job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Payroll Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Payroll Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 23 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Payroll Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Payroll Assistant role?
SMS has 100% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Payroll Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Payroll Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 100% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Payroll Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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