1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    PAYROLL CLERKS prepare payrolls and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.

    Indicative 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

      551311 Payroll Clerk


    Alternative Titles:
      Pay Clerk
      Payroll Officer

    Prepares payroll and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.

    Skill Level: 4

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