A payroll administrator works in a support role to for the payment of wages to personnel.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Calculate time sheets/records
- Assess deductions and additions to salary entitlements
- Prepare banking requirements for the timely payment of wages and superannuation
- Interpret and analyze industrial awards and salary information and remain aware of changes to benefit entitlements
- Maintain internal wages and superannuation records
- Prepare forecasts and budgets for salaries and wages for management reporting
- Ensure all payroll transactions are processed timely
- Review paperwork and import files received from Human Resources
- Prepare submissions for 401K contributions
- Reconcile medical, dependent care and transit reimbursement accounts with third party administrators monthly
- Provide all information and materials requested for all payroll related audits
- Oversee and prepare payroll records for tax purposes
What education and training is required?
Although it is not required, an associates or undergraduate degree in accounting or business/agricultural business would be beneficial to a payroll administrator.
To pursue a career as a payroll administrator:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, personal finance, business courses, computer courses and mathematics.
Where can I work?
All types of agricultural employer’s employ payroll administrators. The role is more common in medium and larger companies.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a payroll administrator will be good over the next five years.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations
- American Accounting Association
- National Society of Accountants