Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Payroll
  • ADP Payroll
  • Payroll Administration
  • Payroll Processing
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Garnishments
  • Human Resources (HR)
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  • Accounts Payable
  • Multi-state Payroll Processing
  • Employee Relations
  • Benefits Administration
  • Accounting
  • Employee Benefits Design
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Certified Payroll Reports
  • QuickBooks
  • Onboarding
  • General Ledger
  • Microsoft Access
  • Recruiting
  • Sage Payroll
  • Payroll Services
  • Customer Service
  • Administration
  • Performance Management
  • Teaching

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Resume Skills: Payroll Systems

  • ADP Workforce Now
  • Paychex
  • Gusto
  • Sage
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • ADP
  • Quickbooks
  • SAP
  • Workday
  • Zoho Payroll
  • ADP Workforce
  • Kronos Workforce Ready
  • Sage Payroll
  • Paylocity
  • Kronos Payroll
  • Gusto Payroll
  • Patriot Payroll
  • Kronos
  • Ceridian
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Zoho Books
  • MS Excel
  • MS Dynamics
  • FreshBooks
  • Xero
  • Quicken
  • Sage 50
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Your Name
Payroll Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Payroll Administrator
Leveraged expertise in using ADP Payroll to process payroll for 500+ employees, ensuring accuracy, compliance and on-time execution
Reduced payroll discrepancies by 30% through meticulous account reconciliation and stringent audit processes
Streamlined payroll processing procedures, saving an estimated 5 hours per week and enhancing team productivity
Implemented payroll taxes regulations adeptly managing compliance and mitigating financial risk
Enhanced employee relations by addressing their payroll related queries proactively, improving employee satisfaction by 40% November 2017 - December 2019
Payroll Specialist
Managed end-to-end payroll processing for 200+ employees in multiple states, rightly interpreting state tax rules
Successfully steered a major transition to QuickBooks, which increased efficiency by 20%
Revised employee benefits design, resulting in annual cost savings of 15% and greater employee satisfaction
Google June 2014 - October 2017
Accounts Executive (Payroll)
Prepared and maintained certified payroll reports, significantly reducing instances of non-compliance by 80%
Onboarded 30+ employees annually, integrating them swiftly into the pay and benefits system
Assisted in the development and set-up of a customized Human Resources Information System (HRIS), increasing data accuracy and process efficiency by 25%
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2020
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
Part-time certification program while working at Resume Worded.
Focused on payroll management, and accounting principles.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Finance
Minors in Human Resources and Accounting
Awards: Dean's List for outstanding Finance Major (Top 10%)
Payroll Software: ADP, Paylocity, QuickBooks, Kronos Payroll, Gusto Payroll, Patriot Payroll
Accounting Software: Microsoft Excel, Sage 50, QuickBooks, FreshBooks, Zoho Books, Xero
Database Management: Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, FileMaker Pro
Cloud Computing: Microsoft Office 365, Google Cloud, OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3
Certifications: SHRM Certified Professional, Paychex Certification (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: United Way (Payroll Fundraising Committee Chair, 2016-2018)
Continuous Education: Attended 'Payroll Best Practices' workshop in 2019, 'Federal Tax Law' seminar in 2018
Awards and Honors: Received 'Employee of the Year' award at in 2019 for exemplary payroll management
Your Name
Payroll Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2021 - Present
Payroll Coordinator
Oversaw payroll administration for 300+ employees, maintaining 100% accuracy in payments and deductions
Reduced errors in garnishments by 50% through strict review and effective communication with concerned departments
Implemented efficient onboarding procedures resulting in a 30% decrease in setup time for new employees
Streamlined multi-state payroll processing through effective use of ADP Payroll software, saving 8 hours weekly 2018 - 2021
Payroll Assistant
Assisted payroll department with timely processing of remunerations, reducing late payments by 70%
Prepared and maintained records in Accounts Receivable, increasing accuracy of financial data by 30%
Utilized Human Resources software to process, monitor, and review payroll and benefits data ensuring consistency and accuracy
Amazon 2015 - 2018
Accounts Clerk (Payroll)
Supported successful payroll audits for 2 consecutive years, ensuring compliance
Managed and tracked employee benefits, ensuring accurate reflection in the General Ledger
Maintained up-to-date employee data in the HRIS system, ensuring pay and benefits were accurate and up-to-date
Resume Worded University February 2021
Certification in Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
Specialized training in payroll software, labor law, and management principles
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Majored in Accounting with a focus on payroll systems
Award: Dean's List 2013-2015 (Top 5%)
Payroll Systems: ADP, Quickbooks, SAP, Workday, Paychex, Zoho Payroll
Accounting Software: MS Excel, MS Dynamics, FreshBooks, Xero, Zoho Books, Quicken
Compliance Knowledge: SOX, FLSA, EEOC, FMLA, ACA, ERISA, HIPAA
Data Analysis Tools: Tableau, MS Power BI, SQL, MS Access, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP
Certifications: Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC), American Payroll Association (2020)
Professional Membership: Active member, American Payroll Association (since 2019)
Courses: Advanced Excel for Business (2018), Quickbooks Pro Training (2017)
Volunteering: Treasurer, Local Community Center (2017-2018)
Your Name
Assistant Payroll Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Assistant Payroll Manager
Supervised team of 5 in payroll department, achieving department targets consistently
Developed and implemented a comprehensive payroll processing system using Microsoft Access, reducing data duplication by 40%
Trained team members on latest accounting and payroll platforms, increasing efficiency by 30%
Managed complex account reconciliations resulting in 60% fewer discrepancies
Implemented rigorous audit processes, enhancing financial compliance 2016 - 2019
Senior Payroll Analyst
Evaluated and updated current payroll processes, achieving 15% efficiency gains
Managed payroll taxes for company's multi-state employees ensuring 100% compliance
Enhanced payroll data integrity through rigorous validation processes, improving accuracy by 40%
Microsoft 2013 - 2016
Payroll Analyst
Highly proficient in Quickbooks, processed payroll for 200+ employees with superior accuracy
Conducted periodic audits of Payroll and AR data, reducing late payments by 40%
Assisted in system migration to a new HRIS system, contributing to a 25% boost in data processing efficiency
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2016
Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance
Specialization in Taxation and Payroll Management
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy
Magnam cum laude, Top 5% of the class
Active Member of University's Accounting Society
Payroll Systems: ADP Workforce Now, Paychex, Gusto, Sage, QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Google Suite, Trello, Slack
Compliance & Regulations: FLSA, EEOC, ADA, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Claims
Accounting Techniques: Financial Reporting, Account Reconciliation, General Ledger, Accounts Payable/Receivable
Certifications: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), American Payroll Association (2019), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), American Institute of CPAs (2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer, Local Charity Organization (2017 - Present), Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, IRS (2014 - 2019)
Projects: Implemented successful transition to cloud-based Payroll system resulting in increased efficiency and reduced processing time
Continuous Learning: Regularly attend webinars and workshops on Payroll Best Practices and Compliance
Your Name
Payroll Clerk
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Payroll Clerk
Improved efficiency of payroll processing by 30% through the effective use of Sage 50cloud and ADP Payroll.
Administered and maintained company benefits administration contributing to an increase in employee satisfaction by 20%
Implemented new payroll administration procedures that saved the company $10,000 annually.
Carried out accurate account reconciliation resulting in decrease of errors by 60%
Streamlined data entry processes, boosting team productivity by 25%
IBM May 2018 - December 2021
Payroll Specialist
Spearheaded the migration to a new payroll system, reducing the processing time by 15%
Managed payroll processing for over 2000 employees, while maintaining 100% accuracy.
Served as the primary contact for payroll queries, demonstrating exceptional customer service.
Ensured timely and accurate processing of Account Receivables, reducing late payments by 35%. February 2015 - April 2018
Accounts Payable Clerk
Maintained and updated vendor files, improving efficiency of invoice payments by 20%
Managed bookkeeping processes, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
Expertly handled bank reconciliation, reducing errors by 45%
Resume Worded University January 2018
Master's Degree in Business Administration - Financial Accounting
Focus on Advanced Payroll Management Systems and Principles
Resume Worded Institute December 2014
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
Obtained top 5% marks, recognised for expertise in payroll systems and tax requirements
Payroll Systems: ADP Workforce, QuickBooks Payroll, Sage Payroll, Paychex, Xero
Accounting Software: Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle NetSuite, Zoho Books, Sage 50, QuickBooks
Spreadsheets & Databases: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), SQL, Google Sheets (Advanced)
Other Tools: ERP Systems (SAP), HRIS Systems, Timekeeping Systems
Certifications: Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) - American Payroll Association
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Financial Advisor - Resume Worded Foundation
Projects: Implemented a new payroll system at IBM, resulting in 20% faster processing times
Awards: Employee of the Year - IBM, 2020
Your Name
Payroll Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2022 - Present
Senior Payroll Specialist
Established a new payroll process using QuickBooks, saving the company 10 hours per week.
Handled all aspects of payroll administration for 1,500 employees, ensuring on-time salary disbursement.
Conducted regular audits of payroll data, reducing discrepancies by 60%
Delivered comprehensive customer service, resolving 90% of employee queries within 24 hours
Successfully reconciled payroll accounts, ensuring 100% accuracy in reporting
Apple June 2019 - February 2022
Accounting Assistant
Created automated invoice system, reducing the invoice process time by 25%
Balanced accounts receivable, reducing write-offs by 30%
Ensured the company adhered to accounting best practices, leading to a clean audit for three consecutive years. January 2016 - May 2019
Administrative Assistant
Organized and streamlined office administration, improving overall productivity by 20%
Handled personal administration tasks for senior management, improving their efficiency by 15%
Provided top-notch administrative assistance, ensuring smooth business operations.
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master of Business Administration - Professional Accounting
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2016
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
Awarded by the American Payroll Association (APA)
Payroll Systems: ADP Workforce, Paychex, Gusto, QuickBooks, Zoho Payroll, Wave Accounting, Microsoft Dynamics GP
Office Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Google Workspace (Expert)
Regulatory Compliance: Payroll Tax, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
Financial Skills: General Ledger, Financial Statements, Financial Reporting, Account Reconciliation, Journal Entries, Cash Flow Management
Certifications: Advanced Excel Skills for Business (Coursera, 2021)
Trainings: Effective Communication and Human Relations - Dale Carnegie Training
Awards: Excellence in Customer Service - Apple (2020)
Volunteering: Financial Counsellor - National Foundation for Credit Counseling (2016 - Present)
Your Name
Accounts Payable Clerk
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2022 - Present
Senior Accounts Payable Clerk
Introduced a new process for managing accounts payable, reducing paperwork by 40%
Managed a daily average of 100 invoices with 100% accuracy.
Coordinated and resolved all invoice disputes, decreasing late payment penalties by 30%
Optimized the use of Microsoft Access to improve data entry processes by 20%
Achieved 100% accuracy in bank reconciliations, ensuring all financial reports were accurate and timely.
Microsoft March 2019 - March 2022
Improved the bookkeeping process that led to a 20% increase in efficiency
Assisted in maintaining financial security by adhering to internal controls.
Reviewed and processed expense reports, reducing errors by 50%. December 2015 - February 2019
Data Entry Clerk
Accurately processed over 7000 data forms per month, maintaining error-free records.
Utilized expertise in QuickBooks to enhance data processing speed by 30%.
Received an award for exceptional accuracy and attention to detail in data entry tasks.
Resume Worded University August 2017
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Focus: Accounting and Financial Management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2015
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting
Cum Laude (Top 15% of class)
Activities: Accounting Society Treasurer
Accounting Software: Quickbooks, Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Macros), SAP, Oracle, Sage 50 Accounting
Financial Analysis: Budgeting, Cash Flow Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Modelling, Financial Audit
Accounting Processes: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Reconciliation, Payroll Administration, Journal Entries
Regulations & Compliance: GAAP, SOX, Tax Laws, Financial Statements, External Auditing
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - 2018
Awards: Employee of the Month - Microsoft (February 2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Finance Mentor - Resume Worded Mentorship Program
Professional Development: Attended, '2020 Annual Accounting & Finance Conference'
Your Name
Payroll Accountant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Senior Payroll Accountant
Boosted payroll processing efficiency by 45% by leveraging Sage Payroll and ADP Payroll to automate routine procedures.
Decreased payroll errors by 30% through meticulous payroll administration and account reconciliation.
Saved the company $1M in potential fines by ensuring payroll taxes compliance aligning with labor and employment law.
Implemented a new HR management system leading to a 20% improvement in personnel administration.
Enforced discretion in handling sensitive payroll and employment contracts information, resulting in zero data breaches in a span of 2 years. May 2016 - May 2019
Payroll Accountant
Performed accurate account reconciliation that improved payroll administration accuracy by 35%.
Potentiated payroll processing capacity by training a team in using Sage Products, reducing data inconsistencies by 25%.
Displayed team spirit by cooperating closely with HR Management in the development and execution of payroll services.
Walmart Jan 2014 - April 2016
Junior Accountant
Assessed and processed 800+ monthly payroll transactions with 98% accuracy.
Trained 15 new team members in internal payroll systems, contributing to a 20% increase in team efficiency.
Managed record-keeping of employment contracts using Microsoft Access, enhancing retrieval efficiency by 40%.
Resume Worded University April 2019
Master's in Accountancy
Specialized in Payroll Accounting, Taxation
Resume Worded Institute January 2014
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting
Certificates in Finance, Auditing
Dean's List 2012-2013 (Top 10%)
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Peachtree, ADP Workforce Now
MS Office: Excel (Advanced), Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
Methods & Techniques: Payroll Management, Revenue Recognition, Budgeting, Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis
Regulations: Payroll Administration Laws, Federal, State, and Local Tax Laws, GAAP Standards, ACA Requirements
Certifications: Certified Payroll Professional, Certified Public Accountant
Leadership & Volunteering: Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Volunteer Tax Prep at Community Tax Aid
Awards: Winner, Best Payroll Strategy,, 2018
Courses: Advanced Taxation Course, Resume Worded Institute, 2017
Your Name
Finance Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2017 - Present
Senior Finance Coordinator
Oversaw payroll taxes and account reconciliation leading to a 15% increase in financial transparency.
Cultivated team spirit through the implementation of new cooperative workflows, boosting team efficiency by 20%.
Employed Sage Products to automate financial processes, saving the department 10 hours weekly.
Safeguarded sensitive financial and payroll information, maintaining 100% discretion.
Reformed HR management and payroll services, leading to a 30% improvement in satisfaction among employees. Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Finance Coordinator
Managed rigorous account reconciliation activities, reducing financial inconsistencies by 25%.
Delivered reliable payroll processing while handling employment contracts for over 500 employees.
Leveraged Sage Payroll to streamline payroll operations, increasing the productivity of the accounting team by 30%.
PepsiCo March 2012 - Jan 2015
Finance Associate
Contributed to payroll management for 800+ employees, ensuring timely and accurate payments.
Aided in maintaining up-to-date records of employment contracts using Microsoft Access.
Enhanced payroll processing efficiency by 20% through the redesign of legacy systems.
Resume Worded Institute Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Concentration in Corporate Finance
Resume Worded University Sept 2008 - June 2012
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance
Relevant Coursework: Advanced Financial Management, Strategic Investment Decisions
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma (Top 10%)
Your Name
Payroll Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Senior Payroll Coordinator
Revised payroll administration protocols resulting in a 35% reduction in payroll errors.
Engaged Sage Payroll and ADP Payroll to increase payroll processing speed for a staff of 1,000 by 50%.
Oversaw meticulous labor and employment law compliance resulting in a significant reduction of potential legal disputes.
Provided leadership in HR management leading to a 20% improvement in team’s productivity.
Continually demonstrated discretion in handling sensitive information, maintaining an impeccable security record. Jan 2017 - April 2018
Payroll Coordinator
Reduced payroll errors by 30% through thorough account reconciliation and attention to detail.
Revitalized the payroll processing capacity by implementing a training program using Sage Products.
Instrumental in personnel management by fostering teamwork and improving morale.
Amazon Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Junior Payroll Assistant
Processed bi-weekly payroll for 200+ employees with an accuracy rate of 99%.
Assisted in the maintenance of employment contracts using Microsoft Access, increasing retrieval speed by 15%.
Was a key player in the team that implemented a new payroll service.
Resume Worded Institute Nov 2018
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
Comprehensive study in advanced payroll, benefits, taxation, employment laws
Resume Worded University Dec 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance
Concentration in Payroll Administration
Recipient, Academic Excellence Award for highest CGPA
Payroll Software: QuickBooks, Wave, Gusto, Zenefits, ADP, Paychex, Paylocity, Zoho Payroll
Microsoft Office Suite: Excel (Advanced), Word (Advanced), Access (Intermediate), PowerPoint (Advanced)
General Administration Skills: Data Entry, Reporting, Accounting, Time Management, Invoicing, Financial Reporting
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Basic)

How do I add skills to a Payroll Administrator resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Payroll Administrator posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Accounts Payable, Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Taxes are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Payroll and Garnishments.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as ADP Payroll, Payroll Processing and Payroll Administration - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Administration, Onboarding and Sage Payroll - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show your ability to multitask.

Since you're going to be interfacing with different teams and people, Payroll Administrator hiring managers expect you to be able to multitask, so it's a good idea to emphasize this skillset in your resume.

Emphasize your administrative skills.

Recruiters look for administrative skills on your Payroll Administrator, so highlight your experience with key administrative functions, like organizing workshops or communicating with customers and employees.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Payroll Administrator, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

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Some effective Payroll Administrator skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Payroll
  • ADP Payroll
  • Payroll Administration
  • Payroll Processing
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Garnishments
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Accounts Payable

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