No doubt there are people who watch for all the employers of an organization to be paid the right amount on the right day. They are payroll clerks, supervisors and managers. And their aim is to work as a team.
The main tasks of payroll clerks:
1. They have to find out how many hours each employee has worked and calculate their pay.
2. Taking into account factors such as overtime, sick pay and student loans is also what they do.
3. Moreover, clerks deduct income tax, national insurance and pension contributions.
1. They supervise the work of a payroll team.
2. Such tasks as training new members of staff, liaising with the human resources department and with HM Revenue and Customs are also duties they have to do.
1. The main task of the mangers is managing the work of a number of payroll teams.
2. Besides, they give advice on laws covering pay, working hours, tax and profits, as well as on payroll policies and business strategy.
However, payroll staff usually work 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday, spending most of their time at a desk in the office. By the way, part-time work may be available. Salaries for payroll staff may range from around £13,200 to £40,000 or more.
Moreover, a payroll clerk, supervisor or manager should be confident with numbers of calculations, have computer skills, be organized, accurate and methodical, enjoy maths and ICT, and working with people.
The work of payroll staff for large organizations includes local authorities, retail chains, manufacturers, airlines, financial institutions and hospitals. Employers may look for some GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) including English and maths. This is because there are no minimum entry requirements. That's why, many candidates have higher qualifications. By the way, training through an Apprenticeship may also be possible. Previous experience such as book-keeping will be helpful as there is no maximum age for entry.
Moreover, there will be a mix of on-the-job training and courses. Working towards qualifications such as NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Payroll Administration may also be possible.
Nevertheless, experienced payroll clerks with relevant qualifications may be promoted to supervisor and then to payroll manager.