Payroll Clerk - ANZSCO 551311

Description
Prepares payroll and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.
Skill Level
4
Alternative Titles
  • Pay Clerk
  • Payroll Officer
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 5513 Payroll Clerks

Description
prepare payrolls and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.
Tasks
  • creating files for new employees to record payroll data
  • maintaining and updating files for existing employees to record information such as employee contact details, leave taken, overtime, promotions, transfers, tax deductions, health insurance payments and superannuation
  • preparing payroll data from time sheets and other payroll and personnel records
  • processing payment of wages and salaries
  • issuing and recording adjustments to employees' pay
  • interpreting industrial awards
  • providing information to employees and managers about payroll matters such as tax issues, benefits and deductions
  • finalising files and arrangements when employees retire, resign or transfer
  • may be involved in maintaining superannuation and other deduction and contribution records
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
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