With regard to HR and you want to work in Payroll means, you need to become well versed in the present rules of provident fund (PF) and ESI ( employees state insurance corporation) which is very very very important in any organisation. But the rules are same. You should know the calculations first on what such as in Gross Salary or in Basic, etc., etc.,
Working in Payroll is not a joke. You need to have a lot of exposure and experience in studying the workings done by your successor i.e., from your seniors. Payroll is related to finance which is the money of all the employees and it is very very case sensitive. Even a small error will turn around the entire picture. So, please don't be in an urgency and try to learn from the base as a junior to a payroll master and the process involved in the payroll. First it starts from the monthly attendance and ends in net salary computation after coming across various deductions for each and every employee. So again I am saying don't be in a hurry, wait and learn with a sharp eye on it and then you take up the burden on your head or shoulder. As I am the HR Manager who does this payroll job on a regular basis I knew all the in & out of it.
16th April 2015 From India, Madras