Payroll policy and procedure checklist

The Payroll Policy and Procedure Checklist is a comprehensive guide to ensure that a company is following all necessary rules and regulations when managing payroll. It outlines the various aspects of payroll management, from employee pay, deductions, and taxes to benefits, policies, and procedures. It also includes guidelines for handling employee inquiries, filing taxes, and maintaining records. With this checklist, businesses can ensure that all payroll operations are conducted in an efficient and compliant manner.

  • Establish and maintain payroll policies and procedures.
  • Develop and document accurate job descriptions.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local payroll laws.
  • Establish and maintain accurate payroll records.
  • Prepare and issue paychecks.
  • Prepare and submit payroll tax returns and payments.
  • Reconcile payroll accounts.
  • Develop procedures for handling payroll inquiries.
  • Develop procedures for handling payroll discrepancies.
  • Manage the payroll system, including any updates or upgrades.
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Monitor and audit employee timecards.
  • Prepare and submit reports to management as needed.
  • Establish and maintain a system for tracking employee benefits.
  • Prepare and submit year-end tax documents.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure proper processing and payment of employee deductions.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure payroll accuracy.
  • Research and resolve payroll discrepancies.
  • Review and analyze payroll data for accuracy.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often will payroll be processed?

    Payroll is typically processed on a bi-weekly or monthly basis depending on the company's payroll policy.

  • What information is required to process payroll?

    The information required to process payroll typically includes employee name, address, tax identification number, hours worked, rate of pay, deductions, and any payroll benefits offered by the company.

  • What is the process for submitting changes to payroll?

    Changes to payroll should be submitted in writing to the Payroll department in advance of the next payroll period. These changes should include the employee's name, rate of pay, any deductions and applicable taxes.