Today was my big payroll day. The day I get timecards turned in and compile everything for paychecks. On this day, nothing else but payroll gets done.
When I started this job in January, I was doing just accounts payable (paying bills) and payroll. Now I am the Accounting Office Manager too. We have increased the number of people in our company (my department has doubled from 6 to 11 with one open position) and we have added contractors in to the mix. Not only that, but contractor payroll has just moved to weekly instead of twice a month like everyone in house.
My work load feels like it has doubled along with my department. We aren't, however, at the point where I need a new full time payroll person, so I still do it.
We have weekly team meeting and I just finished having one on one's with everyone in my department. I just finished creating job descriptions for everyone in the department and turned them in to HR. That is the part of my job that I love. The people part.
I worked 108 hours these last two weeks. (nope, salary, no overtime) Yes, I went in on both Saturdays to do some catch up. The interesting thing is even with all that time, I am still behind. I feel like I get caught up, just in time for payroll, to get behind again.
There is a pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel though. I hired a couple of new people in my department and once they are trained and take work off of another guy in the department, he will take over some "accounting" stuff that I am doing. Hallelujah!! That would be the least favorite part of my job. Bank statements. Ugh!
Don't get me wrong, I love my job. I love my department and have an awesome boss. I am just crazy busy right now.
This Saturday, I have a massage scheduled. No work for me this weekend. I think I am ready for a little relaxation.