How to Become a Payroll Officer

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What do I need to study to become a Payroll Officer?

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Definition of Payroll Officer

Payroll Officers are primarily responsible for ensuring that a company’s employees are paid correctly and on time. They collect and process timesheets, manage databases and maintain records of staff wages, overtime, and leave.



Taking into account deductions such as tax and superannuation; the Payroll Officer calculates, prepares and distributes wages, bonuses and commissions. When new employees are hired, the Payroll Officer ensures all the relevant information is supplied, in order to correctly determine the pay for each person. It is up to the Payroll Officer to update the employee database and, when an employee leaves, ascertain payout figures and entitlements.



Beyond paying wages, the Payroll Officer is typically also tasked with monitoring government legislation relating to tax and payment standards, advising management of relevant changes and ensuring that the company is in compliance.

Career Outlook for Payroll Officer

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.