A payroll is the company’s list of employees, but the term has evolved to encompass a wider range of meanings within a business. In some organisations, those with payroll knowledge might even have some wider HR responsibilities, overseeing employee benefits and pay reviews.
Most of the working day will be spent dealing with numbers, so confidence with maths is important for payroll jobs. Good IT skills are also important because IT professionals within payroll will need to utilise software and programs.
Good communication skills, a level of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as clear and logical thinking are also required in order to be successful. Additionally, it is essential that the individual can work well on their own, as well as part of a larger team.