In This Chapter
Working through your payroll checklist
Signing up new employees
Paying employees their dues, one by one by one
Chucking a sickie, heading for Bali, rostering days off, and more
Keeping a set of immaculate records (why not?)
Working with payroll, especially if you’re managing the payroll for any more than a handful of employees, is one of the more demanding roles for a bookkeeper. Not only is the bookkeeping itself very technical, but figuring out minimum pay and conditions for each employee also makes organising high school reunions look easy.
But hey, there’s an upside. A bookkeeper who’s skilled in payroll can earn more than someone who isn’t. And deciding who gets paid and who doesn’t each week is a deliciously powerful feeling (just kidding).
So in this chapter, I provide a straightforward introduction to payroll, talking up the business of taking on new employees, processing pay, calculating leave entitlements and keeping good records. ...