ISCO 08 Code 4313      Payroll clerks

Lead Statement
Payroll clerks collect, verify and process payroll information and compute pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • maintaining records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements, using manual or computerized systems;
  • preparing and verifying statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishments and insurance and pension plans;
  • preparing employee payments and benefit payments by cheque or electronic transfer;
  • reviewing time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies;
  • verifying attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and posting information onto designated records.

Included occupations
Example of the occupations included here:

  • Clerk, wages

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Assistant, accounting – 3314
  • Bookkeeper – 3313

(NCvB; Mei 2010)