Payroll clerks collect, check and process payroll information and calculate the amount of pay and benefits for employees of company.
Payroll clerks collect, check and process payroll information and calculate the amount of pay and benefits for employees of company. You may work for a payroll administration company that provides payroll services for different companies. Or, you may work in the payroll department of many different types of companies and organizations.
Generally, payroll clerks use computerized and manual systems to:
This job requires:
This job requires
0 - 2
years of work experience.
As a payroll clerk, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with supervisors and co-workers. You need to communicate with employees to answer their questions about their pay and benefits and solve problems.
Now, most payroll clerks use computerized systems including accounting and spreadsheet software. Good computer skills are essential. Also, many payroll clerks are expected to also handle related human resources and other clerical work (such as answering the phone, filing, typing).
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
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Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Many college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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