Thursday, 15 March 2012

Payroll Officer Role

Hi Platinum,

I went for an interview last week for a payroll officer role, but i was having trouble trying to explain to them how the payroll is processed in a large company.

i was telling them how to do it in myob, and they were not satisfied with my answer.
can you please give me some detailed steps, as we only covered payroll in a small company.



  1. Hi Sammy

    Thanks for your question.
    Youre right, in our level 1 training, we only covered payroll functions in companies where MYOB is used, usually small and medium. Large companies will use SAP, Oracle, Micropay and Peoplesoft. You usually wont have this experience unless you have worked for large listed organisations. If you didnt have this experience, its going to be very hard for you to get the job if thats what they require. And you need to be honest and not exaggerate your experience. However, you still should focus on the principles and procedures of the general payroll process to impress your employer with your technical skills. Sometimes, if the employer is looking for something quite specific which you dont have, then you need to be able to walk away from the role and focus your energy on the roles that you can perform well in.

    Good luck


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