Assistant Payroll Clerk by chrstphr


									ASSISTANT PAYROLL CLERK DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is clerical work involving responsibility for providing assistance and support in all aspects of payroll data and records processing. The work requires a high degree of accuracy and organization, and ability to work under pressure of deadlines. Because the work involves access to personal information which is protected under federal laws, rules & regulations, a high degree of confidentiality must be maintained. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed procedures under direct supervision of a payroll manager or higher level finance administrator. Supervision may be exercised over beginning level accounting or clerical personnel. Performs related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only) Operates computer using specialized payroll software; Assists with coordinating and entering payroll information, including adjustments and revisions in payroll rates or deductions; Proves gross payroll totals for each pay period, after calculations and changes relative to gross wage data, pay, new hire information, deductions, etc., have been computed and changes entered; Prints reports to fulfill informational requests for NYS Retirement, Social Security, Federal Withholding, State Withholding, Hospitalization, Group Insurance, CSEA, NYS Department of Labor Report, CNA Report, Credit Union, etc.; Assists with preparing salary information for Workers' Compensation and Disability Forms; Performs related clerical functions such as filing, answering phones, incidental typing, etc.; Performs a variety of related activities as required. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of arithmetic as it pertains to the payroll process; good knowledge of record keeping practices particularly as they apply to payroll operation; working knowledge of the operation of a computer and computer spreadsheets; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to write legibly; numerical aptitude and facility; high degree of accuracy; clerical aptitude. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma, and four (4) years of clerical experience, two (2) years of which must have been in payroll work and one (1) year of which must have involved the operation of a computer in the payroll process. 11/07; 1/09 S1-2 Competitive Class

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