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Payroll manager Interview Questions

"When interviewing for a position as a payroll manager, be prepared to talk about tough situations that you have resolved in the past as well as you knowledge of the tools currently used in the process such as Microsoft Excel and other financial software. Payroll is a crucial part of any business and so employers will be looking for candidates who portray confidence and trustworthiness in their trade. CPP certification is a huge advantage in the hiring process as well as knowledge of payroll regulation on local, state, and federal levels."

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Have you managed the entire payroll process from start to finish?

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Yes, I have over 7 years of payroll management experience and I have mastered the entire process from back to front.

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What would you do if on your first day you came in and had 60 emails and 20 voice mails and the phone was ringing off the hook?

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Have you ever had to terminate anyone and how did you handle it?

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Everyone was kind in the interviews. They have FOX NEWS playing in the lobby while waiting for your appointment which was rather daunting. i.e. "How can I ever work for someone with a FOX NEWS brainwashed mentality. That part was the scariest of all. They make you take a basic accounting principals written exam and then a 'Personality / Culture Examination' They won't tell you but I guess I failed the culture exam because after round 3 of interviews with the CEO and Board, they loved me but after the 'Culture Exam' I didn't hear back for a month. They did low ball the pay rate during discussion. In the end, I am happy that I wasn't selected. You see, my neighbor watches FOX NEWS religiously and we get into some heated arguments... I cannot imagine keeping my mouth shut when the CEO is of the same mindset. If you really want to work for them, learn how to cheat on the personality / culture fit exam.

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How would my time be managed between the two locations?

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What kind of experience do you have with payroll?

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They asked what I knew about using very specific systems. Kept saying the person that was in the role before created a huge mess.

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Various interview questions around how I would fit with management. Did not meet with the team

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Behavioral based questions. "In your past experience, tell us about a time where you received less than positive feedback about how you handled a situation".

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How would I approach a delayed payroll filling.

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