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Payroll Accountant Resume

The aim of this payroll accountant resume is to make you aware of the basic ideas of writing a winning resume. A resume should provide the basic information to the employers in a quick and efficient way. A payroll accountant plays a vital role in any business organization. This can include a team of accounting professionals including payroll clerks and payroll assistants. The main job of a payroll accountant is to oversee employee wages and taxes. A payroll accountant working in a large organization takes greater responsibilities as compared to the one working in a small organization.

However, the general job duties of a payroll accountant include preparing and maintaining accounts related to payroll, overseeing and handling payroll issues, performing payroll audit for internal employees, preparing financial reports, updating financial records to the government on demand, maintaining records of audit documents, and preparing responses on finance related questions and issues.

Typically, a payroll accountant is required to hold a bachelor's degree in accounting with hands-on experience in account and finance domains. Needless to mention, a payroll accountant should be familiar with the payroll processing and accounting software.

Resume Example

Timothy Hall
600 South Michigan, Chicago
Phone: 123-021-1111

Job Objective:

Hands-on experience in handling tasks involved in auditing departmental pay authorizations along with excellent knowledge of handling accounting systems and evaluation of wages and salaries. Seeking the position of a Payroll Accountant in a renowned organization.

Professional Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll systems and processes as well as human resource benefits
  • In-depth knowledge of payroll and tax processing, account reconciliation and tax processing
  • Extensive knowledge of payroll accounting practices, financial planning and accounting principles
  • Skilled in calculating percentages and ratios with excellent knowledge of mathematics and statistics
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications including word processing and spreadsheet programs and accounting software
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work effectively with minimum supervision

Educational Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree of Science in Finance & Accounting, University of Chicago, 2010

Work History:

Organization: Renn Bank, Washington
Designation: Payroll Accountant- (2012 till date)

  • Preparing and maintaining accurate payroll records of employees
  • Preparing account balance reconciliations and producing payrolls for hourly paid employees
  • Handling monthly and quarterly closing activities and maintaining time and attendance records of employees
  • Checking and auditing timekeeping records as well as maintaining accrual records for pay with leaves
  • Data entry and preparing of payroll reports in compliance with the established standards
  • Entering records of new hires into the payroll system and performing data maintenance of employee benefits accounting
  • Posting changes in tax statuses as well as analyzing tax supporting documents submitted by the employees

Organization: Ventura Finance, Washington
Designation: Junior Payroll Accountant (2010 - 2012)

  • Preparing journal entries and retiree and executive payrolls
  • Performing month end closings, maintaining records of financial reports and reconciling payroll and benefit transaction accounts
  • Responsible for processing payrolls of 100 employees by using standard payroll and attendance systems
  • Maintaining records of insurance plans and other financial paperwork of the organization
  • Handling of all areas of payroll related tasks such as payroll accounting and annual wage reconciling
  • Responding to data requests and performing general ledger and bank reconciliation activities

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