Payroll Officers take care of an organisation’s wages and salaries — preparing payroll data from timesheets and employee records, then processing the payments.
As a Payroll Officer you’ll be creating confidential employee files, using and maintaining a computerised payroll system, ensuring employer and employee contributions to tax and other deductions are paid correctly, and calculating annual leave or severance pays. This job requires a high degree of focus as accuracy is critical.
Please note: in smaller organisations payroll officers are often expected to take on accounting duties (e.g., processing debtors and creditors).
There are 12 courses available for people who want to become a Payroll Officer.