just getting into this profession....wondering what is difficult and what to prepare for!
Like any profession, those announcing they are experts. Those that are do not need to say so... Second is those who say they know it all, for the same reason as item one..
Keeping up with state and local regulations can be a challenag. We report to all 50 states. You must constantly read as there is no central place which houses all the information you new for payroll and payroll tax compliance.
In my opinion, Taxes are one of the most difficult things about handling payroll.
The Payroll Source Book by the APA is a good starting point.