Payroll Clerk

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
  • Job reference:
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is looking for a Payroll Clerk to work with one of our top clients right here in Chicago, IL. The Payroll Clerk will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of all company payroll activities. This client’s office culture is reputable for their friendly team environment and progressive attitude. If you or someone you know might be interested in this Payroll Clerk job, keep reading to learn how to apply!
Prepare, enter and process all aspects of weekly payroll, including auditing, and reconciling
Compile weekly payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data from timecards
Update and maintain payroll records by entering changes in exemptions and banking institutions for direct deposit
Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
Process and track all garnishments and liens through payroll deduction following local, state, and federal requirements
Research and correct discrepancies about employee pay issues
Record, store, and analyze information in accounting software
Three years of Payroll experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is preferred
Requires strong attention to detail and ability to solve accounting related issues
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
If you are interested in this contract to hire Payroll Clerk in Chicago, IL or other accounting opportunities then click “apply” below and apply online at

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

You apply with us. We partner with you.

  • Resume Help

    We’ll make sure your resume features the skills, keywords and personality it needs to stand out.

  • Interview Prep

    Let us tell you about the company and the hiring manager, and ask you some practice questions.

  • Career coaching

    We’ll help you continually develop your skills and keep your career moving in the right direction.

  • Great benefits

    Health, dental, 401k, work-life balance. You stay focused on your job. We've got you covered.

Not the right job?

We'll help you find a better fit. Send your resume now.