When it comes to prioritizing competing payroll tasks and deadlines, I typically begin by identifying each task's level of urgency and importance. I also consider the potential consequences of not completing certain tasks on time. I use tools such as a calendar or spreadsheet to keep track of deadlines and ensure that I remain aware of upcoming due dates. Additionally, I communicate with my team members, managers, and other stakeholders to gather input and insights about which tasks should take priority. By taking a proactive and strategic approach to prioritization, I am able to effectively manage my workload and ensure that all payroll tasks are completed accurately and on time.