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76 Payroll Assistant Questions And Answers

3⟩ Tell us how do you feel about working nights and weekends?

If the need be, I am perfectly fine with working on odd timings. There have been multiple situations at work where I worked overtime and on weekends when the work load was greater than usual. What kept me putting my best of abilities was the appreciation that I received for my extra efforts at work.


4⟩ Tell me a brief overview of your professional career as a Payroll Assistant?

After graduating from University of California with a BBA Degree, my first full time job was at Marshall & Swift Boeckh as a Book-keeping Executive. I worked there for a year and then I was offered a better opportunity as a Payroll Assistant at Enova Financial, where I have been working for the past two years. Other than this, I have also done three internships during my degree of which one was focused on ‘compensation and benefits’ function processes of Barclay’s Bank and the other two were related to payroll management at Delaware North Companies and University of California.


7⟩ Tell me why do you want to work as a payroll clerk?

This question is difficult. You can hardly find something motivating about this job… However, you should not say an employer that you just want to have any sort of administrative/accounting job, and that’s why you apply for this one. As a good applicant, you can mention that you like math, that you are very detail oriented and prefer routine jobs. That’s the reason why payroll clerk is a good choice for you.


8⟩ Explain me the use of forms W2, W4, and 941?

W2 is a summary record given to employee showing their earnings taxes paid and any other deductions, W4 is what the employee fills out letting the payroll department know how many depending they are claiming, 941 is the report filled out each quarter and year end showing everything paid and deducted through payroll.


13⟩ Explain me typical IRS Forms Such as Form W-2 and W-4?

Payroll administrators process payroll tax information. IRS forms W-2 and W-4 provide employers with the information needed to withhold income taxes from employees' wages. Familiarity with these forms ensure the candidate understands how to properly prepare these documents.


14⟩ Tell me what do you think are the major responsibilities of a Payroll Assistant?

The major duties of this professional comprises:

• Accurately completing payroll processing tasks, reconciliations and related reports on time

• Responding to inquiries related to payroll processes and procedures in an effective manner

• Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information accurately

• Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures and reporting changes made or required

• Maintaining employees’ confidence and keeping payroll operations and information confidential

• Properly maintaining all payroll records and reports including annual and quarterly filings

• Resolving payroll issues and efficiently communicating with all parties involved


17⟩ Tell me how would you define payroll? Also outline the routine steps part of a basic payroll processing protocol?

Payroll can be defined as a list with names of all employees of a company along with their payable wage amounts. Payroll processing includes filling up of W-4 forms by all employees, creating a payroll records system, calculating applicable deductions, determining the suitable payment methods and making deposits.