2 Payroll Specialist Resume Samples (+6 Tips)

Updated on: April 8, 2022

A resume is the most important part of a Payroll Specialist job application set because the information in a resume is usually the deciding factor for employers.

The content of your resume should complement the job description provided by a prospective employer.

Payroll Specialist Resume Writing Tips
  1. List your skills and potentials that might be beneficial to the prospective firm.
  2. Make a table of your core competencies.
  3. Write the key results that you have achieved and the distinctions you have got.
  4. Always use a typed resume with a legible font.
  5. Keep your resume simple and logically organized.
  6. Don’t forget to send a payroll specialist cover letter along with your resume.

The following are two sample resumes for a payroll specialist position.

Payroll Specialist Resume Sample 1

Sandra Peterson
112 CandyLane
Ohio, OH 22334
(009) 111-2222

“I always ensure the processing of payroll accurately and timely.”

Accomplished accounting professional with a strong proficiency in performing daily payroll operations. Analytic-thinker with full command on e-Time and Kronos, ADP PCPW, Payforce, and Query. Track record of maintaining and checking payroll records for accuracy. A high degree of professionalism with a proven ability to deal delicately with confidential material.

•  Processed payrolls for 100+ employees accurately and efficiently for 3 consecutive years singlehandedly.
• Enhanced efficiency of payroll process by 50% through implementation of time-effective automated processing techniques.
• Successfully completed 40 hours of FPC certification on merit.

•  Reconciliation •  Daily Payroll Operations
•  Attendance Processing •  Complaint Processing
•  Time Sheets Computation •  Garnishment Calculations
•  Payroll Auditing •  Recordkeeping
•  Task Prioritization •  Check Processing
•  Taxation •  Ad-hoc Reporting


Payroll Specialist 
AAA Company, Ohio, OH
May 2017 – Present
• Generate and maintain employee payroll as well as benefits information in the payroll system
• Reconcile and confirm the accuracy of the payroll data
• Research and resolve payroll differences and errors to ensure accuracy
• Process and issue salary through manual payroll checks, banking, and direct deposit
• Provide timesheets to clients
• Respond to payroll processing inquiries
• Troubleshoot payroll software issues
• Review, analyze, check, and correct payroll records

Payroll Assistant
University of Ohio, Ohio, OH
Aug 2011 – May 2017
• Customized payrolls on request
• Assisted the payroll specialist in compiling reports
• Computed and processed timesheets based on salary and University policy guidelines
• Resolved payroll related issues within SLA
• Maintained various checklists and project plans

Payroll Certification (FPC)
Ohio Community College, Ohio, OH – 2006

A.S., Accounting
St Peter’s High School, Ohio, OH – 2004

Excel, Word, and Access

Payroll Specialist Resume Sample 2
(Less Experience)

Andy Miller
830 Clemons Way – Midlothian, VA 22222
(000) 951-8545

Decision-maker | Problem-solver | Multi-tasker

• Over 6 months of experience as a payroll specialist
• Highly skilled in establishing payroll procedures and processing schedules
• Good knowledge of processing payrolls on a weekly, biweekly, and monthly basis
• In-depth knowledge of developing user procedures and guidelines
• Proficient in analyzing payroll, benefits, and tax procedures and reconciling all documents for consistency


Payroll Specialist 
MBS Inc. – Midlothian, VA
Jan 2022 – Present
• Introduce a successful system of payroll management while tapering off the old method slowly
• Attain Employee of the Quarter award twice
• Oversee and manage payroll procedures for employees based on a part-time and full-time basis
• Provide consultancies and train new staff to work efficiently
• Oversee all manual payroll activities
• Create, maintain and manage liaisons between different departments and with outside forces to establish and ensure a perfect and working payroll system

Payroll Associate
Compass Group – Midlothian, VA 
Sep 2021 – Jan 2022
• Assisted in analysis and particular project work related to payroll
• Helped the team in daily reporting to management on pre-emptive solutions
• Assisted in organization and improvement of results from daily and weekly queries

BSc. in Finance
Midlothian City University, Midlothian, VA – 2015

• Payroll software: Oracle, OTL, and Kronos
• Advanced Microsoft Excel
• Word, and Outlook

• Motivated and positive attitude
• Ability to speak in an assertive manner
• Multitasking
• Organization
• Demonstrated high integrity

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