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..
I would say the biggest issue is that there are actual rules unrelated to company policy. Just because my boss is very impressed with him/her self, does not mean that IRS or DOL is.
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.