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Payroll administration makes sure a company’s payroll process runs smoothly. To achieve this objective, payroll administrators must accurately record all hours worked, pay employees correctly and on time, and comply with relevant tax laws and other rules.

What does a payroll administrator do?

Payroll administrators assist employees who experience problems with their pay or need to make a change, whether it’s a new address or an adjustment to their withholdings. They also educate staff about their salary and benefits and any updates to the payment process.

Because payroll touches many parts of a business, payroll administrators are usually expected to liaise closely with other departments, like human resources (HR) or information technology (IT). In some cases, such as an audit, they may be required to work with federal, state or local authorities.

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