Thursday, October 4th, 2012

How to Become a Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator

Becoming a payroll administrator can be a rewarding career.

The people in payroll are the ones who make sure everyone else gets paid. It’s a challenging role, but a rewarding one with good stability and earning potential.

Are you good with numbers and multitasking? Maybe this is the field for you.

Your Day-To-Day Tasks Will Include:

  • Maintaining records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements
  • Preparing and verifying statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishments and insurance and pension plans
  • Prepare employee payments
  • Processing forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, leaves, share savings, employment and medical insurance
  • Preparing T4 statements and other statements
  • Providing information to employees on payroll matters
  • Compiling statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts
  • Preparing period-end reports and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements

Where to Study:

You can get trained at schools like:

Where the Jobs Are:

There are lots of jobs available in any area. Obviously, larger companies will yield more jobs. They will also give you the chance to possibly move up into a supervisory role.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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