DON’T LET UNORGANIZED PAYROLL PROCESSES STAND IN YOUR WAY.
Written by Maggie Gavigan
As a payroll professional, you settle for nothing less than perfection. You put in long hours to ensure that the payroll ship is running smoothly at all times. It’s exhausting, to say the least, but it’s nothing that a little rest and relaxation can’t fix, right? Wrong. A single week off often means several weeks of playing catch up post-vacation, and with all the added stress upon returning to the office, you’re forced to ask yourself if taking time off is even worth it. At RJ Reliance, we have a solution that will alleviate your pain and have you on your way to the stress-free vacation of your dreams.
Payroll employees carry a big weight on their shoulders. They must ensure that all employees are paid accurately on time every time. One slip-up can lead to disgruntled employees, risk, non-compliance, and tax penalties. The best way to ensure that excellence is maintained every payroll period is by documenting important and critical procedures. Process documentation allows payroll processes to run smoothly, even when the professionals are out of the office. These documents serve as a sort of payroll “cheat sheet” so that payroll employees can head into their vacation with the peace of mind that people will still get paid despite their absence. While it may seem like an obvious solution, process documentation can make all the difference when considering how to combat common payroll hiccups.
While payroll is a complicated process that takes years of experience to master, without adequate work-life balance, you run the risk of burning out. What happens if your payroll professional burns out or leaves the company? Is your company prepared to pick up right where they left off? By taking the time to craft highly detailed process documents, payroll employees can take that much needed time off knowing that even anyone on their team, from intern to executive, has the information necessary to fill in for them.
The harsh reality is that 33% of small businesses face penalties because of simple and avoidable payroll tax mistakes. Payroll professionals are human too and mistakes are bound to be made, but organizing and documenting payroll processes can help your company catch these mistakes early.
RJ Reliance will shadow your team and ensure that your payroll processes are documented concisely and accurately. With over 100 years of collaborative payroll experience, there is no question you can ask that we can’t answer. Present us with any problem. We’ve likely solved it before. We have been in your position; we have felt your pain. With our level of expertise, we will ensure that you reduce risk, maintain compliance, and achieve 100% payroll accuracy 100% of the time. RJR is sure to leave your payroll system better than we found it.