A Payroll Clerk processes wage and salary payments for employees in both large and small businesses. You’ll collect information from timesheets or electronic sign-in systems to determine payments and you’ll have to calculate things like overtime, shift allowances, superannuation contributions and tax deductions. Payroll Clerks need to maintain employee records and may have to respond to enquiries about employee payments.
Payroll Clerks need to be able to follow correct procedures to ensure all staff are paid correctly. You’ll need to have good attention to detail and be skilled in a range of administrative tasks. Payroll Clerks will usually use electronic payment systems so you’ll have to be able to work with technology. You’ll need a strong understanding of current industrial awards relating to your workplace.
There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Payroll Clerk.