Payroll Management for Your Start-Up

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As an entrepreneur, starting a business might be challenging but with the right guidance and assistance you can definitely turn your start-up into a success. One of the first things to keep in mind is to have your accounting and payroll management under control so that you can manage your employees can keep accurate records.


Accounting control is extremely important since this will allow you to keep accurate records and remain compliant with the various laws and guidelines that govern your business. A big part of your business’ accounting success is your payroll system. This is important for many reasons; not only do your employees need to be paid on time but they also need to receive the correct salary, with the right deductions being made.

Deductions to your payroll system can include taxes as well as other benefits like medical aid or pension. This needs to be worked out individual for every employee, which is why it is so important to have profession payroll software to manage your business’ payroll processes. Another benefit of payroll software is that you will benefit from accurate reports that are available to you at any time.

Professional Payroll Systems

As a business owner you can also choose to outsource your payroll management to a professional accounting team that can take care of everything on your behalf. They know how to help you set up your system and also manage it on a regular basis. Not only is this a great way to stay organised but it is also the perfect way to ensure that your business stays compliant. There are always things you need to know when working out your profits and losses, print out statements and compare management accounts. Your team can take care of everything on your behalf which is definitely a benefit.

Accurate Reporting

Reports are extremely important when it comes to managing any business. You need to have access to accurate reports throughout the year so that you can make important business decisions, especially when it comes to making financial decisions that involve expenses. With accurate payroll management you will be able to know what your employee expenses are as well as the amount of employee tax you pay over to SARS or your local tax authority. This is very important for any business.

Payroll management can be a great benefit for business owners as this will allow you to manage your payroll system, schedule payments in advance and keep accurate records on your employees and deductions made. By outsourcing this to a professional team you can benefit from having the support of a qualified accountant, allowing you to focus on other areas of your business that requires your attention.

Colin Smith & Co. has been in business since 1979 and provides professional payroll management for small and medium-sized business in South Africa.