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Payroll Administrator – Legal

John Doe, III
123Main Street
Suite 1234
Anytown, USA 12345
(123) 456-7890


Legal Firm, City, ST 2004 to Present
Payroll Administrator

  • In house ADP computer payroll for over 600 interstate employees (CA, CO, DC, MD, NY, VA) processed semi-monthly.
  • Includes setting up ABA direct deposits, processing wage assignments, calculating vacation and sick accruals.
  • Print and audit checks and ReportSmith reports, heavy customer service and interface with many departments.
  • Process all payroll special requests, payroll research, interim payrolls and payroll adjustments.

Accounting Firm INC., City, ST 2000 to 2004
Payroll Supervisor

  • Computer payroll on Unix PayPlus software for over 6 clients with over 1200 interstate employees (CA, CO, LA, TX) and $1.5 million in gross payroll processed semi-monthly.
  • Includes differing payroll cycles, setting up ABA direct deposits, processing wage assignments and calculating vacation accruals.
  • Audit checks and documents, heavy customer service, printing reports, involved in quarterly and year-end tax projects, W-2 preparation and interface with different departments.
  • Work closely to the Vice President of Payroll.
  • Assisted supervision in staff of 4, department of 11 employees.
  • Handled all client special requests, payroll research, interim payrolls and payroll adjustments.

Entertainment Company, City, ST 1991 to 1999
Residuals Payment Processor

  • Received film and TV performers residual payroll including
  • checks and cast list payment schedules. Audited checks against schedules. Set up and maintained
  • performer and/or agent database files. Part of staff of eight responsible for 1.2 million checks worth
  • 188.3 million dollars processed and mailed in 1992. Guild overhauled data processing software in
  • 1992 and 1996.

Publicly Owned Company, City, ST 1989 to 1991
Payroll/Accounts Receivable and Payable

  • Handled ADP payroll processing and file maintenance for 100 active weekly employees from 500 on file. Invoiced 30 clients weekly for 1.4 million dollars in sales for 1990.
  • Prepared vouchers for timely payments to 40 vendors monthly.
  • Posted to journals and client/vendor ledgers. Handled inquiries by phone with employees, clients and vendors.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 2000 to 2002 Business School - Accounting 1, Accounting 2, Accounting 3, Computer Science 3, MS-DOS/UNIX Operating Systems, Microsoft Excel 2000 spreadsheet applications, Introduction to Investment/Finance, Child Growth and Development.

TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, 1999 to 2000 Computerized Accounting/Microsoft Office Professional
Curriculum consisted of Microsoft
Office Professional; Principles of Accounting including Peachtree for Microsoft Windows Release 3.5 and Business Mathematical Operations.


  • Presently studying for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Examination.
  • Member of the American Payroll Association.
  • Data entry (10,000 - kph numeric, 9000 - kph alpha); Unix PayPlus, ADP Payroll, Wells Fargo Payroll and ACCPAC/BPI software


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