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How did you get your start doing payroll specialist work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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sag1182@*****.*** in Brooklyn, New York

97 months ago

what educational background is needed to obtain the position of a payroll specialist

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sarmiento139@*****.*** in Tacoma, Washington

96 months ago

sag1182@yahoo.com in Brooklyn, New York said: what educational background is needed to obtain the position of a payroll specialist

Hello, accounting can help you.....Good Luck!!!!

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sag1182@*****.*** in Brooklyn, New York

96 months ago

thanku.....also...they have different degrees in accounting do you know which one is more relevant to the career....

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dpwilliams in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

67 months ago

Having the accounting background is a tremendous plus. It helps to better understand the effects that a payroll department has in the accounting department. However, I have found that it is more important to have the ability to process payroll for larger volumed companies if you want to receive a higher rate of pay. Today, most companies are using e-time versions of payroll software. I come from a company that processed in-house and was totally manual. Employers are not willing to take into account that processing procedures performed manually requires much more attention to detail than processing electonically, not to mention more time consuming. If you are outsourcing payroll, make sure that you attend as many of their training programs as possible.

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dee in San Antonio, Texas

49 months ago

I have over 22 years in accounting as a full charge bookkeeper which include doing HR and payroll, basically if you understand the Federal payroll laws concerning overtime, hiring etc. and read and learn to understand all laws concerning hiring, terminations, garnishments, benefits, payroll taxes, you have to be currently with all the changes occurring within the last years.

usually I paid an average of about 20 employees per company. Until the last company, I started in Accounts Payable Specialist and was promoted to Payroll Supervisor with about 500 employees, this was also In-house payroll.

The object is know your State, Federal laws pertaining to all payroll, how to handle new hires and terminations, benefits etc. As long as you are willing to learn and read a lot concerning payroll. Take a few courses - basically the state will hold payroll work shops for all HR, payroll employees to keep current with new laws.

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Deborahvie in San Antonio, Texas

7 months ago

Host said: How did you get your start doing payroll specialist work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

I was already in accounting and I was given a small payroll of about 60 employees after some downsizing. Over the years as I gained experience I took on larger payrolls. You should get your CPP certification from the American Payroll Association if you are really interested in a payroll career.

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