Writing a great payroll resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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If you're looking for inspiration when it comes to drafting your own payroll resume, look no further than the samples below. These resumes will help you highlight your experience and qualifications in the most effective way possible, giving you the best chance of landing the payroll job you're after.

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Leala Sinsabaugh | (904) 250-1042 | Boulder, CO


I have over 3 years of experience in the payroll industry. I am a highly motivated individual who is always looking for new and innovative ways to streamline processes. I am very detail oriented and take pride in ensuring that all employees are paid accurately and on time. I have a strong understanding of both federal and state wage laws, as well as tax regulations. I am also proficient in using various payroll software programs.


Payroll Manager at ADP, COJun 2022 - Present

  • Managed payroll for company of 300 employees: processed semi-monthly payroll, calculated and distributed paychecks, prepared direct deposit reports.
  • Created new employee files and maintained existing personnel records.
  • Onboarded new hires: explained benefit packages and completed necessary paperwork.
  • Calculated vacation accruals and sick leave balances for all employees.
  • Processed garnishments and child support deductions from employee paychecks.
  • Answered questions from employees regarding paycheck calculations, taxes, benefits, etc.

Payroll Specialist at Gusto, COJul 2019 - May 2022

  • Reduced payroll processing time by 10%.
  • Improved accuracy of employee withholdings by 2%.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking vacation and sick leave accruals.
  • Processed semi-monthly payrolls for 500 employees.
  • Resolved 100+ payroll discrepancies each month.
  • Assisted with the preparation of quarterly tax reports.


High School Diploma at Denver East High SchoolSep 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to manage my time wisely, how to study for exams, and how to do research.


  • Payroll
  • Benefits Administration
  • Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS)
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  • Time and Attendance Tracking
  • Leave Management
  • Compensation Management

Doran Ebuen | (346) 642-9286 | Portland, ME


I have over three years of experience working in payroll. I am extremely detail-oriented and efficient, with a strong focus on accuracy and compliance. I have developed excellent time management skills and am able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines. In my previous role, I was responsible for processing bi-weekly payroll for 400+ employees, as well as managing all Garnishments and Child Support Orders. I also have experience with Benefits Administration and maintaining employee records in HRIS systems


Payroll Manager at Paychex, MEApr 2022 - Present

  • Reduced payroll processing time by two days through process improvements.
  • Cut costs associated with payroll processing by 10%.
  • Resolved 98% of employee inquiries within one day.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking vacation and sick time that saved the company $5,000 per year.
  • Negotiated a new contract with the company's health insurance provider that saved the company $10,000 per year.

Payroll Specialist at ADP, MEJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Processed payroll for 500+ employees every two weeks.
  • Ensured all new hires were entered into the system and that terminations were processed in a timely manner.
  • Completed quarterly and year-end reports for federal, state, and local governments.
  • Reconciled monthly benefit invoices to ensure accuracy.
  • Processed garnishments and child support orders in compliance with court mandates.


High School Diploma at Portland High School, Portland, MESep 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Payroll
  • Payroll taxes
  • Benefits administration
  • Employee self-service
  • Time and attendance tracking
  • Reporting and analytics