CASE STUDY: CHAPPLE SIGNS – SAGE 50 PAYROLL & PENSION PROCESSING
Chapple Signs Limited, Stowmarket
- New Sage 50 Payroll set up part way through a tax year.
- Training on payroll and pension processing
- HMRC related guidance
- Pension portal uploads.
We were asked to help Anita at Chapple Signs bring their payroll in-house during September 2016. They already had the software they needed to complete the payroll and pension processing, but needed guidance on inputting all their current workers, year-to-date tax year figures and training on how to process payroll with pensions.
As a result, they have:
- Saved money on external payroll processing fees
- A better understanding of payroll within the finance department
- Greater control over their processes
Before they brought payroll in-house, it was being processed by their external accountants. Having gained more skills in their finance department, they wanted to process it themselves and understand more about payroll. “It was a daunting prospect at first”, admits Anita, “but once you know what to do and in what order, it doesn’t take long to do a payroll run”.
We had discussions with Anita about what steps were needed to get the ball rolling, including what information she’d need from her accountants, what online accounts were required to make HMRC submissions and payroll frequencies and deadlines.
The sessions we had with Anita enabled us to both demonstrate the processing, as well as offer support and guidance as she completed the payroll in the following month.
Chapple Signs now have fully documented payroll procedures, which can be followed by any member of the finance team, greater control over their payroll and have made a saving on their accountancy fees.
“We are really pleased we made the decision to do this. Switching part way through the tax year wasn’t ideal, but the training and support from Sage Accounts Solutions made it stress free. They’ve been my comfort blanket!”