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The end of the year can be a very hectic time for those who work in Payroll, especially without proper planning. There are several ways that you can prepare in advance for year-end and the year-begin tasks within Workday Payroll. Here is a checklist of steps that can be taken at different points throughout the year to ensure you are ready to successfully finish the payroll year.
Reporting and auditing your year-to-date payroll data is crucial to ensuring a smooth end to the year. Full Payment Submission and Employer Payment Summary are run with each payroll and will also need to be run for the last payroll in the year, with a ‘Final’ mark. A robust process of monthly FPS and EPS reconciliation helps in making sure that total figures are correct and agree to each month’s payroll totals. It is recommended to always run:
On top of that the first submission should be run in test mode. The live submission should only be made when no errors are returned from HMRC gateway.
There are several tasks that you think of at year-end, however, they can be completed at any time, in preparation. The list below outlines the regular maintenance activities you will want to perform in your tenant.
The tasks below can only be done after your payroll processing has been completed for the last pay period of the year. These must be completed prior to running your first pay calculation for the first pay period of the new year.
Legal End of Year Requirements
Make sure you include P60s in your Year End project plan to ensure they are submitted within the legal deadline. Below are some reports that will support you with the process completion:
Finally, consider which reports you could run more often. Are there maintenance activities you could do at different times of the year? You should put these tasks on your calendar to stay on top of your payroll responsibilities throughout the year.