How to Hire a Payroll Manager

Does your growing business need a Payroll Manager? Payroll Managers issues employee payments and compiles all payroll information for tax filings.

Here are some tips to help you find great Payroll Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $30.84 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $12.00$75.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Payroll Manager?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Payroll Manager hire can help your business:

• Manages and updates payroll information based on tax filings, insurance coverage, and savings deductions
• Determines payroll liabilities by calculating federal and state taxes
• Maintains employee confidence and protects all payroll operations

Skills to look for in a great Payroll Manager

A great Payroll Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Proficiency in accounting software such as Quickbooks
• CPA certification preferred
• Data-driven analytical skills
• Maintains extreme confidentiality
• Excellent leadership skills
• Problem-solving

Writing a Payroll Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Payroll Manager candidates. A Payroll Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Payroll Manager jobs, such as:

• Payroll Manager
• Payroll and Benefits Advisor
• Corporate Payroll Manager

Interviewing Payroll Manager candidates

Strong candidates for Payroll Manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Collecting and maintaining employee information in confidence
• Knowledge of local, state, and federal payroll tax laws and regulations
• Compiling and reconciling payroll reports

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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