Payroll’s expanding role (On Payroll)

CPA survey shows senior management, practitioners want payroll to add more value
By Wendy McLean-Cobban
|CHRR, Report on Payroll|Last Updated: 09/07/2006

While the key responsibility of payroll professionals is to pay employees accurately and on time, they wear many hats in an organization. The results from the Canadian Payroll Association’s

Payroll Roles & Responsibilities Survey

, a survey of 1,300 payroll practitioners and 700 employers conducted in 2005, showed that only one-third (34 per cent) worked solely in the traditional payroll department. As many as 66 per cent of payroll practitioners are multi-taskers whose work takes them into payroll, accounting, IT and HR activities.