Payroll Management

payroll

What is the significance of payroll management?

Payroll management is an essential component of every organization since it improves employee engagement and regulatory compliance. Employers may face wage claims and costly penalties if they do not have an effective and correct method of paying employees, depositing and submitting taxes, and preserving records.

What are some payroll management methods?

Employers have various payroll management solutions to select from, depending on their budget and desired level of participation, including:

  •  Outsourcing

Employers who want to offload payroll completely frequently  enter into a co-employment agreement with a professional employer organization (PEO) like KKCO East Africa LLP . In such cases, the provider or PEO may handle all elements of payroll administration, including tax payments, reporting, and compliance. They will be able to keep some influence over the process.

 

  • Spreadsheets  (manual payroll administration).

Employers with a few employees may prefer to manage payroll manually, using spreadsheets. However, the potential cost reductions are generally overshadowed by the drawbacks. Manual DIY procedures raise the likelihood of costly errors and divert time away from tasks that promote corporate success.

  • Payroll administration software

By automating labor-intensive procedures, high-quality payroll software saves time and reduces administrative costs. Employers may depend on it to reliably compute gross salaries, deductions, and net pay while retaining some control over the process

What stages of the payroll management process are there?

 

Regardless of how businesses choose to manage payroll, the process is often divided into three stages:

Pre-payroll

Employers collect relevant data for the pay period based on defined company policies and regulatory requirements, such as non-exempt employee hours worked, exception time (vacation, sick, jury duty, etc.), and employee adjustments, such as new hires, separations, salary increases, or changes to benefit deductions and tax withholdings. This data is then validated and utilized to execute payroll.

 

Calculations

Employers determine net pay by taking the entire gross pay earned by each employee during the pay period and deducting taxes and deductions. They also accumulate tax liabilities for the same time period.

Post-payroll

Employers reconcile their payroll, deposit their taxes by
the appointed due date and process any related payments, such as wage
withholding orders. Additionally, they compensate their employees, along with a
pay stub or wage statement, which is required in most jurisdictions.

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