Payroll Jobs

A role within payroll involves ensuring timely and effective running of a company’s payroll, whilst also dealing with a range of other employee related tasks. In some businesses you may find payroll sits within HR, whilst in others it forms part of the finance team. Regardless, the role of payroll interlinks closely with both business functions.

Payroll job description and responsibilities

A role within payroll involves ensuring timely and effective running of a company’s payroll, whilst also dealing with a range of other employee related tasks. In some businesses you may find payroll sits within HR, whilst in others it forms part of the finance team. Regardless, the role of payroll interlinks closely with both business functions.

In payroll you will be responsible for payroll processing, creating and maintaining employee payroll records, wage calculations and dealing with queries.

Further day-to-day payroll tasks can include:

  • Processing company payroll
  • Gathering, calculating and inputting data
  • Maintaining payroll records via internal system
  • Wage calculations, including making deductions where required
  • Checking payroll data and identifying any discrepancies
  • Responding to employee queries relating to payroll
  • Maintain sickness and absence records in some cases
  • Maintaining compliance with all relevant payroll policies and procedures

Payroll job qualifications, experience and skills

The skills and experience required to work in payroll can include:

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of accounting and bookkeeping
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to spot errors
  • Strong administration skills
  • Good communication skills and willingness to resolve employee queries
  • Familiarity with payroll software
  • Ability to follow direction, learn fast and work to strict deadlines
  • Confidence to prioritise a busy workload and work off own initiative

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