Book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.

Tasks

  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£23,026

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk is £23,026

13,397 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 13,397. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £23,026 per year. That is about £1,919 per month or £11.81 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,058, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,107

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 13,397 people are employed in the region.

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