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Payroll Manager Interview Questions and Useful Tips
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:10:18 AM »

If you have been invited to an interview for the role of Payroll Manager then you will have a solid background in payroll and also of managing other staff. As a payroll manager you will be ultimately responsible for your staff running payroll and you performing checks on the payroll and dealing with any difficult queries and always trying to learn from any mistakes and re evaluating the best way to run the payroll each month.

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Your interviewer will be looking to see how you have done payroll before, in what kind of team and set up and how your management style is and what experience you have had of managing others.

Before going to any interview you will need to research your company well, this even applies if you are going for a promotion within the same company as your employers will want to know that you are fully aware of everything that you need to know within the business.

How good are your communication skills? How do you feel that you communicate with people who report into you? How do you deal with any staff issues and what experience have you had in this?

Payroll Manager Interview Questions

Your interviewer could ask you questions such as:
  • What amount of staff are you used to running payroll for?
  • What kind of problems have you been faced with each month?
  • What systems are you used to using and how many years experience have you got?
  • What have you been responsible for in the past and what makes you think you are ready for a management role now?
  • How would your colleagues describe you?
  • How do you organise yourself and how would you organise your team?
You may be asked industry specific questions so it is important to research the sector and company details carefully through their website and any company information that you can find including any other locations of staff to where you will be expected to do their payroll.

Good luck.


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