The Magic Pay Slip: A Payroll Career with IPASS

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There’s no day like pay day! Every week or month the magic payslip arrives to replenish the funds of almost two million employees nationwide. It is the payroll person who makes sure that we all get paid, on time and with the correct amount of deductions made from our gross pay.

Payroll is critical to the success of every business as all employees must get paid. Employers always need qualified personnel to ensure that the work is done efficiently and correctly, to keep both the employees and the Revenue happy.

What does a payroll career involve?

For a career in payroll you will need; a good head for figures; a tolerance for detail; the ability to work to strict deadlinesand the talent to work in a pressurised and changing environment.

Payroll careers are varied, challenging and demanding, but offer enormous job satisfaction. Dealing with ever changing Revenue, Social Welfare and Employment Law legislation; working to strict deadlines; being proficient in the use of IT; and dealing with a myriad of queries from employees and management alike, means that payroll careers are demanding, whether operating as a one person department, or as a member of a team in a large multinational.

The Irish Payroll Association (IPASS) is Ireland’s leading provider of Payroll and VAT training and certification. Their Payroll and VAT qualifications are accredited by QQI (Quality Qualifications Ireland) as a Higher Education Level 6 Special Purpose Award. Classes are held nationwide and by distance/online learning.

For further information contact IPASS. Call 01 408 9100 or visit www.ipass.ie



Anne Sexton

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New NUI Galway part-time BA in Community and Family Studies