Payroll administration makes sure a company’s payroll process runs smoothly. This means:

  • Accurately recording all hours worked
  • Paying employees correctly and on time
  • Complying with relevant tax laws and other rules

What does a payroll administrator do?

Payroll administrators assist employees who experience problems with their pay or need to make a change, whether it’s a new address or an adjustment to their withholdings. They also educate staff about their salary and benefits and any updates to the payment process.

Because payroll touches many parts of a business, payroll administrators are usually expected to liaise closely with other departments, like human resources (HR) or information technology (IT). In some cases, such as an audit, they may be required to work with federal, provincial or local authorities.