Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
On the Job
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks compile and record employees' time and payroll data. They may compute time worked, wages, or commission. They may prepare paychecks.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Check data for recording errors.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
- Verify employee information.
- Enter information into databases or software programs.
- Execute sales or other financial transactions.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Prepare research or technical reports.
- Record personnel information.
- Provide information to coworkers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Repeating the same physical or mental task without stopping for periods of time.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Frequent decision-making.
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