A day in the life of payroll

Payroll practitioner's diary — a look at four payroll practitioners
By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Guide to Payroll|Last Updated: 07/07/2004

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ayroll is a bizarre realm to be in. It’s one of those careers few people seem to choose and even fewer outside of the payroll department’s doors know much about. But the payroll practitioner’s role is ultimately critical to the success of any organization. Canadian HR Reporter talked to payroll practitioners across the country to find out what’s happening in the world of payroll, how people got started in the job and the difficulties faced in day-to-day operations. A few common themes emerged: technology is altering the landscape at a boggling pace, and keeping up with the vast array of legislative and regulatory changes poses a big headache. Here’s a look at four payroll practitioners and their takes on the profession.

Patricia Kelly