Payroll and Time Keeping Clerk – Occupation Outlook

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Nature of Work

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and maintain data relating to employee time and payroll. One of their main functions is to ensure that employees are accurately paid and paid on time.  More basic information on Payroll from wikipedia.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement

There is no special training for payroll or timekeeping clerks as they usually learn and are trained on the jog.  Employers would however, prefer to employ candidates who have at least completed high school and who exhibit good computer skills.

Payroll Certification and Study Guides –  Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC).

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