Payroll can be complicated for a lot of new business owners as it requires you to be well versed in a variety of areas such as law, technology, accounting, and more. Having a professional consultant who is experienced can help you organize your business, help you stay compliant and on point with your employees.

Here are some useful tips:

Be on top of your YTD payroll:

Year-to-date payroll can help you analyze your costs and ensure you are on a budget and are tracking your biggest expense.

It will also allow you to see if you have room for another employee or if you need to do some cost-cutting to stay in business. It captures not only your full-time employees’ incomes but also keeps track of any contract work you might outsource.

What else should you track?

Many businesses have faced challenges this year due to layoffs or hiring through the pandemic.

It is important to know how payroll is affected by terminations, severance pays, overtime and changes in minimum wages.

As a business owner, you have to burden to ensure all your employees are paid fairly and accurately and on time. With the workplace changing and more people are working remotely, these changes also bring additional learning curve for managing payroll. 

Any good news?

Yes! The good news is that with technological advances, managing payroll is much easier and much more secure. It is also becoming cost efficient as many of the processes are becoming paperless.

There are many software choices that already have inputs for all the tracking you must do and ensure that your taxes, records, and deductions are properly tracked without much additional effort from you. 

At Piligrim Accounting we have been helping, training and managing payroll for many of our clients. 

We are happy to help with any questions you might have, as well as your accounting, tax and payroll needs.

Piligrim Accounting Inc. – (416) 514-1741 or info@piligrim-accounting.com

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