If you are interest in starting a payroll administrator career, IQ Academy can assist you in preparing to take on the position. Our Bookkeeping Course covers all of the basics, allowing you not only to take on the position of payroll assistant, but also working as a creditors clerk, debtors clerk and bookkeeper. The payroll administrator is tasked with making sure that payments to staff are done correctly and on time. Ensuring that everything is done accurately is of the utmost importance, and as such the job is best suited for people who are well organised and can work under the pressure of strict deadlines. You will be responsible for checking how many hours employees had worked over the course of a set period, while you will also need to calculate and complete payments – whether via cash, cheque or electronic transfer. The payroll assistant is also responsible for deducting tax and insurances, processing leave, calculating any overtime or increases and communicating with staff. They will also issue the relevant tax forms that employees may require. Often, the position also requires general administrative duties such as filing and typing. To start the Bookkeeping Course, you will need to be 16 or older as well as have completed grade 9, in addition the course can also be completed within a 3 to 6 month period, with interest free course repayment terms over a 24 month period. Get your payroll administrator career started today – talk to a consultant at IQ Academy and they will gladly provide more information.