Payroll Administrator

The payroll administrator does much more than just process paychecks. His or her job responsibilities include calculating taxes and making sure they're withheld accordingly. They may also ensure that all employees are working hours and receiving wages according to current legislation. Typically they calculate the pay of those working on commission as well as those that receive bonuses and other forms of payment above and beyond their salary or wages.

The payroll administrator may oversee the entire payroll department, including payroll clerks and payroll managers. He or she may perform audits of the payroll department or of individuals in the payroll department.

A payroll administrator may also work on teams with other departments to achieve the objectives of a company, such as being able to trim payroll costs or to lower one's tax liability. A payroll administrator may be part of an outside company that is hired to handle the payroll of several businesses.