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What Is A Payroll Specialist?

Payroll specialists can loosely be defined as the individuals who handle the basic payroll funtions such as timekeeping and payroll processing to ensure that employees are paid timely for the hours that they work.

Essentially, payroll specialists process payroll and prepare tax information for an organization or business, but generally do not handle management issues such as developing and manaing disaster recovery, sick pay, and anti-fraud programs (which are normal the pervue of the Payroll Manager).

What Are The Duties Of A Payroll Specialist?

Payroll specialists typically are responsible for collecting and updating employee data such as deductions, benefits, and tax deductions, calculating and reporting regular and overtime wages, and making sure that pay - whether by paper checks, direct deposit, or paycard - is sent out timely.

Payroll specialists must be knowledgable on a wide variety of topics, including wage and hour laws, tax laws, and paperwork and reporting timelines and requirements, as well as how to handle issues such as handling garnishments, travel pay, status changes, multi-state taxation, unclaimed paychecks, and more that arise on a day-to-day basis.

How To Become A Payroll Specialist? What Qualifications Are Needed?

Regarding payroll specialist qualifications, the position is often an entry-level position, so lots of previous experience may be helpful, but not necessary, to landing a job.

That said, those who work in payroll often work on strict deadlines, so you should be able to work under pressure. Be aware, though, that payroll specialists often interact with employees and staff, so should have good people skills - including patience and understanding - as many employees only call the payroll department if they have a problem.

What Are The Best Payroll Specialist Or Certified Specialist Classes?

TrainingCenter's payroll specialist classes are available in online formats. Each of these online classes uses our award-winning training interface, and includes numerous examples, administrative tips, and interactive Q&As to help provide valuable insight into payroll rules, regulations, and compliance requirements. And because our payroll specialist classes are taken online, you pay less than instructor-led courses, plus have no lost time and travel.

Recommended Payroll Specialist Training Courses

To help you grow your career and handle more-advanced issues, in addition to our Training & Certification Programs, TrainingCenter offers in-depth training courses on special payroll topics such as garnishments and multi-state taxation. Read below for the various online payroll specialist training programs offered through the Payroll Training Center.

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How To Become A Payroll Specialist

Duties Of A Payroll Specialist

Payroll specialists are responsible for ensuring employees receive their paychecks as scheduled and that the amounts are accurate. They often use accounting and payroll software to track work hours, deductions, expenses, and other pay-related matters, as well as to perform calculations. They may also keep tax records and prepare financial documents.

The Benefits Of Payroll Specialist Certification

Becoming a Certified Payroll Specialist is another way you can boost your career prospects. Getting certified allows you to increase your knowledge and enhance your skills in the areas that directly affect your job function. Certification also demonstrates your commitment to the payroll profession and helps you keep abreast of the changes that impact the position.

Many employers look for certification when they are evaluating prospective payroll specialists' qualifications when hiring or promoting. Earning a professional designation gives you a competitive edge over other candidates and can help you land a higher salary.

Payroll Training Center Can Help You Get Certified

Our payroll specialist online course provides a convenient, cost-effective solution for earning the Certified Payroll Specialist designation, which is accredited by the National Association of Certified Payroll Specialists (NACPS). Our program will provide the knowledge you need to sit for and pass the Uniform Certified Payroll Specialist Examination.

The online format enables you to navigate through the material whenever your schedule allows. Complete your training at a self-directed pace from the comfort of your office, home, or wherever you have internet access. The program includes a variety of tools and resources that will help you prepare for and pass the certification exam.

About Payroll Training Center

At TrainingCenter, we've been helping busy professionals attain and renew their certifications for more than 25 years. We partner with some of the top creators of continuing education programs that help workers increase their knowledge and reach their potential. We also provide excellent service to ensure our students maximize their learning experience.

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