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Payroll Clerk in Arlington, TX at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 7/26/2018

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Job Description

Our client, a Nationwide Company, is looking for an organized and accurate Payroll Clerk to join their Payroll team! The Payroll Clerk performs a wide variety of record keeping and payroll processing activities, including computing wage and overtime payments, calculating and recording payroll deductions. Performs tasks to establish and maintain employee/payroll records. Validates and audits timekeeping records for compliance with established standards. The Payroll Clerk provides departmental support functions by answering phones, data entry, distributing reports, paychecks, and W-2's.


  • Follows departmental procedures in order to accurately compensate employees and maintain employee records
  • Responsible for a wide variety of payroll activities: processing, auditing, reconciliation, record keeping, and report writing; includes computing wage and weighted overtime calculations, calculating and recording payroll deductions, paycheck advance requests, and termination pay.
  • Responsible for processing time and commission files provided by Operations via upload or manual entry into payroll software for various campaign payroll cycles; includes review of time and commission information for validity and reasonableness
  • Responsible for review and audit of timekeeping and wage records for accuracy and compliance with regulations as well as with client program expectations
  • Responsible for maintenance and audit of direct deposit and pay card information
  • Prepare and process manual check requests
  • Assist in the reconciliation of earning and deduction totals to ensure accuracy and payroll totals are as expected; assist with determination and correction of out of balance issues as needed.
  • Prepare management and ad-hoc reporting
  • Accurately process garnishment, tax levies, and child support orders and handling of agency correspondence
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers
  • Effectively pull research documentation for payroll inquiries as requested
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Meet deadlines set by Payroll Manager while maintaining accuracy and excellent quality of work
  • Demonstrates initiative and follow-up with employees
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks effectively; paying close attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs
  • Ability to effectively work with all departments
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent prioritization and organization skills to effectively meet deadlines
  • Contribute to team goals and success


  • MS Excel (must know VLOOKUPS, Pivot Table), Word, and Outlook with intermediate level skill set required
  • 2+ years' experience processing payroll
  • 3+ years administrative and/or customer service experience
  • Must have Paychex experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs
  • Ability to effectively work with all departments including all levels of management within the company
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills, both verbal and written