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Payroll Directors

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Payroll directors must have experience with payroll processes and processing. In addition to a strong competence in business, math, and finance, they must have a working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations impacting salary and payroll. Successful payroll directors are detail oriented and painstakingly careful in their analyses. They need to project trust, reliability, integrity, and honesty, as they are dealing with important finances of an organization and its employees. Experience with and knowledge of payroll software and differing payroll systems is critical. As the payroll director will oversee a department or other payroll employees, they must be able to effectively hire, supervise, manage, train, and evaluate their staff, and work as part of a team with other upper level management in the organization.

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