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What is the best way to go about getting a job in payroll?

I wish to get an accounting degree but I plan on getting another degree tooo start my own business, but I want a job doing payroll for companies or restaurants in meantime while obtaining my degree hopefully. I am looking for ideas to possibly make myself stand out and more likely to get hired. #accounting #financial-accounting #payroll

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Emma’s Answer

Hi There!

Getting a job in Payroll is an excellent way to prepare yourself for your accounting degree and for the future of work. I started out as a Payroll Specialist with no specific payroll/accounting qualification (I studied languages) and have since then grown to become a Sr International Payroll Manager. Payroll gives you an excellent insight into the way a business is run as you work with all departments. In particular for someone wanting to be an accountant, Payroll will allow you to prepare month end journals, do balance sheet reconciliations, manage cashflow and potentially get involved in planning.

I would recommend getting your foot in the door with an entry level payroll job - either Payroll Admin, Payroll Assistant or Payroll Specialist roles that are available all over the world.

Good luck!
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Pradeep’s Answer

Please follow the link, this would help you in setting up a new payroll system in a company.


https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/managing-business-finances-accounting/10-steps-setting-payroll-system


Note: This link would help in starting a new payroll business. However, to start a career wait for the course to be completed and then start the career.

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Rose’s Answer

A payroll job would be a great way to jump start your career while earning your degree. Search for entry level jobs like "payroll assistant" and "payroll clerk." All that is required is attention to detail and 10-key/data entry skills. Once you're in the job, you will learn about disability insurance, tax withholding, garnishment, W-2 creation, and more. This is a great area of knowledge for an entrepreneur.

Thank you comment icon I started out as a payroll clerk, and the skills that I picked up are very valuable! I learned a lot about balancing, auditing, taxes, FMLA, PTO, Federal and State Labor Laws, and much more. Very good recommendation! David Walbroehl, aPHR
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Mohamed’s Answer

Whether you have one employee or 50, setting up a payroll system not only streamlines your ability to stay on top of your legal and regulatory responsibilities as an employer, but it can also save you time and help protect you from incurring costly Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalties


There are 10 steps to help you set up a payroll system for your small business.


Please follow the link, this would help you in setting up a new payroll system in a company.


https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/managing-business-finances-accounting/10-steps-setting-payroll-system


Note: This link would help in starting a new payroll business. However, to start a career wait for the course to be completed and then start the career.

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Felix’s Answer

Hi Brittanie,

I think it is an excellent choice in pursuing accounting. Payroll is just part of the equation but a very important one as it help workers to pay their bills and putting food on the table for the family. It is great to learn how payroll process is being done in a company but depending on the software that the company use, certain processes, legal and compliance handling will be different from company to company. Going to study while in a related job will be beneficial to both as you start to learn and work on about financial account, in particularly on payroll. I will recommend try getting a payroll job in a payroll solution company like ADP, and that is where you will learn all about ADP payroll solution. - https://jobs.adp.com/locations/uk/

Good Luck!

Felix recommends the following next steps:

Visit https://jobs.adp.com/locations/uk/
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