How to manage payroll

December 27th, 2013

There are many elements of small business finance that companies need to get to grips with, but knowing how to manage payroll is perhaps one of the most fundamental.

A company that has a streamlined payroll system in place should find they are able to manage other areas of the business with greater ease - and not to mention keeping staff on side!

Why is effective payroll management so important?

Employee wages are likely to be one of the biggest expenses an organisation will face on a monthly basis, so knowing exactly what money needs to be paid and when is imperative.

Payroll is also a large responsibility that a company will face - there are many rules and regulations in place to ensure workers are paid fairly and on time.

Letting just one aspect of payroll management slip can lead to a variety of problems for a company, ranging from disgruntled employees to falling foul of the law.

Taking tax and superannuation into consideration

As already suggested, there are a host of rules and regulations that need to be followed when managing payroll - such as tax and superannuation.

Becoming acquainted with the necessary legislation is crucial for any small business owner, so taking on the expertise of someone in these areas can really pay off in the long run.

Getting super and tax wrong can have widespread implications for a company - these can be financial, reputational or even legal, so it is worth investing the time in getting payroll management right first time.

Which system works for you?

Every company is different, so there is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach to payroll management.

With new businesses in particular, it might take some time to determine which method works best - don't be afraid to try new strategies if you are afraid that something is not working properly.


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