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A Career for Number Crunchers and Friendly People

Posted July 12, 2012, by Sprott Shaw College. Tags: , , ,

Payroll AdministratorAre you considering accounting as a career? You may be be surprised to learn that a considerable amount of their time is spent interacting with clients and employees. Here are some reasons why the accounting industry could be right for you:

  • Generally good work/ life balance
  • Work regular office hours
  • Varied workload
  • “Above average” projected new job openings
  • Large amount of the workforce are retiring
  • Considerable potential for advancement


Individuals that are self-managed, show initiative, and are willing to continually update their skills are the most likely candidates for promotion within this industry. Since a large portion of the current workforce is retiring, accounting professionals have been enjoying more opportunities for advancement within their organizations.

Payroll Administrators are mainly focused on employee pay and benefits, although the work can vary depending on the organization you end up working for. They maintain employee records such as attendance or overtime and use the records to calculate pay and benefit entitlements. They also prepare statements of earnings and reconcile the data entered for accuracy. Payroll Administrators provide information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans, and collective agreement terms.

Now is the best time to enter the industry and start a stable career as a Payroll Administrator, although you must get training at a post-secondary school first. Sprott Shaw offers an Accounting and Payroll Administrator Program that you can complete in 41 weeks and then you can start a rewarding career!

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