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Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£15,600 pile of coins

Age 35

£29,640 pile of coins

Age 50

£32,760 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £18,720

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

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

Current entry requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or equivalent qualifications, and maths may be required. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available, and apprenticeships may be available in some areas.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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