Interview Questions
Payroll Specialist

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Payroll specialists (or payroll clerks) can be found in-house or in consultancy firms where other companies outsource their payroll. Accounting/payroll experience is preferred most of the time. A background in customer service can be useful, whether they have to deal with internal or external clients. Every payroll specialist should be good with numbers. They can’t succeed without a strong attention to detail, organizational ability, communication skills and commitment to confidentiality. Things get hectic around payroll time, so managing stress is very important.I f you don’t have time to train new hires, be on the lookout for candidates who have the kind of expertise needed in your business.

✓ How do you ensure attendance records are reported on time?
✓ An employee tells you that they received less money that agreed. How do you go about investigating this?
✓ What would be your first week’s priorities if we hired you?
✓ If an employee insisted that you tell them the salary of a coworker, how would you respond?
✓ What kind of reports should a payroll specialist prepare?
✓ What are the payroll source documents you need?
✓ What’s included in local taxes withholdings?
✓ Give me an example of a time you improved a payroll process
✓ Recall a time you found it difficult to collaborate with a colleague. How did you handle it?
✓ Was there a time you didn’t manage to provide excellent customer service? What should you had done differently?
✓ How do you maintain attention to detail when entering employee data?

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