Payroll Services

Struggling with payroll submissions?

Confused about tax credits?

Need help calculating annual leave entitlements, pay deductions or BIK?

Whether you have one employee or hundreds of staff, GroForth can help you ensure that every payslip is correctly calculated and issued on time, every time. We provide reliable, efficient payroll support for sole traders, limited companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs.

Our objective is to free up your time so that you can focus on running your business. Our team is always up to date with all the latest payroll rules and Revenue regulations. This gives you peace of mind that your payroll will be managed correctly.

Payroll Services

GroForth offers a full suite of payroll services, from initial set-up to ongoing administration and support. Depending on your requirements, we can either streamline your existing process or run your entire payroll for you.

 

Our payroll services include:

 

  • Set-Up: Whether it’s your first payroll or you’re transitioning mid-year, we will ensure your set-up process runs smoothly. We only use Revenue-compliant payroll software to ensure your payroll is correct and compliant right from the outset.
  • Payroll Calculations: We deal with all aspects of payroll calculation including taxes, pensions, and BIK. Our expert team will work with you to calculate and apply redundancy and termination payments, as well as statutory benefits like maternity and sickness pay.
  • Payroll Processing: We process your payroll at a frequency that suits your business needs—weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or a combination.
  • Revenue Submissions: We communicate with Revenue on your behalf—from filing payroll submissions, to making payments and dealing with corrections.
  • Employee assistance: We provide secure, password-protected payslips, and assist with any queries your employees may have regarding their pay.
  • Annual leave management: We calculate and keep track of your employees’ annual leave entitlements.
  • Payroll process review: If your payroll is time-consuming, error prone, or you are worried that you are not keeping up to date with the latest rules and regulations, we can review your process and recommend any necessary changes.

Businesses we work with

GroForth provides payroll support for businesses across Ireland. Sectors we work with include beauty, healthcare, wellness, retail, hospitality and technology. Our clients range from sole traders to large limited companies. We also provide back office support for accounting firms.

Payroll FAQ's

Outsourcing payroll is where you use a payroll service bureau like GroForth to manage your payroll process for you. Many businesses outsource payroll to save time and achieve reliable continuity of service. Outsourcing can help you save money as by eliminating the need to have an in-house payroll administrator.

The main advantage is that outsourcing saves you time which gives you more scope to focus on running your business. Other advantages include:

  • Compliance: Payroll regulations are changing constantly— GroForth keeps up to date which gives you peace of mind that your payroll will be managed correctly.
  • Timeliness: No more stress about remembering deadlines—we work with you to ensure your employees are paid correctly and on time.
  • Expertise: Our IPASS accredited team provides advice and assistance for you and your employees on all aspects of payroll.
  • Convenience: We can run payrolls to a schedule that suits your business, and provide secure payslips via email or online self-service.
  • Consistency: Our IPASS qualified payroll professionals ensure your payroll is run correctly and on time, regardless of staff sickness/holidays.

The best way is to ask a properly qualified payroll professional to review your payroll process and recommend any necessary changes. If you would like GroForth to review your payroll, please contact us for details of our payroll review service.

If you are not familiar with the PAYE system and the various rules and regulations that apply when paying your employees,  calculating which tax, PRSI, pension, health and other deductions apply can be time consuming and stressful. For peace of mind, it is a good idea to get a qualified payroll professional to check your payroll process and recommend any necessary changes. If you would like GroForth to help, please contact us for details of our payroll review service.

The best way to check active employments and reallocate tax credits is through Revenue’s MyAccount service. If an employee is unable to create or login to their MyAccount, the employee helpline phone number for Revenue is: 01 7383636. When contacting Revenue, employees need their PPS number and their employer’s PAYE registration number.

A benefit-in-kind (BIK) is a non-cash benefit (such as a company car or subsidised accommodation) that you provide to an employee. You must deduct PAYE tax, PRSI, and USC from your employee’s pay on the value of any BIK. There are complex rules around the taxation of BIK with different rules for different types of benefit. More information can be found on the Revenue website.

All employees have a basic annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks. For permanent employees with set hours, annual leave is relatively straightforward to calculate and apply. However, if your employee is on a temporary contract or works variable hours, the calculation is more complex. Information can be found here. Holiday pay should be paid at the employee’s normal rate of pay. Most employees are also entitled to paid leave on public holidays. Instead of giving employees a paid day off you can instead give an extra day of annual leave in lieu, or an additional day’s pay.

Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

For many businesses, outsourcing payroll is a sound business decision as it achieves reliable continuity of service and can reduce the costs normally associated with this specialist function. Key benefits of outsourcing payroll include:

  • Compliance: Payroll regulations are changing constantly—we keep up to date with legislation, so you don’t have to.
  • Timeliness: No more stress about remembering deadlines—we work proactively with you to ensure your employees are paid correctly on time, every time.
  • Expertise: Our IPASS accredited team can provide accurate advice and assistance to you and your employees, on all aspects of payroll.
  • Convenience: We can run payrolls to a schedule that suits your business, and provide secure payslips via email or online self-service.
  • Consistency: Eliminate the risk of relying on a single in-house payroll specialist—we provide a team of IPASS qualified payroll professionals to ensure your payroll is run correctly and on time, regardless of staff sickness/holidays.
 
How nice would it be to have peace of mind that your payroll is up to date with revenue regulations? Contact us today to find out how GroForth can support your business. 

Testimonials

Jon Watts
Jon WattsFuture Cleaning Services
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"We are a UK based cleaning contractor that has several sites in ROI. Having won new business in Ireland we were initially very apprehensive around the operation of payroll in an overseas territory, where we had zero knowledge of statutory requirements/processes and a very limited understanding of the local labour market. Given that we operate in a sector where staff turnover can be extremely high it was business critical that we found a third party who was not only expert in the payroll function, but who were also excellent communicators and able to facilitate our existing workflows and timetables. Sarah and her team have been a pleasure to deal with and exceeded expectations. As a Board of Directors the value of knowing that our Irish payroll is in safe hands cannot be underestimated. Groforth have delivered absolute peace of mind. I cannot speak highly enough of the service we have been provided, the level of communication has always been exceptional with both our Ireland based staff and our head office function in the UK. I would highly recommend the services of Groforth"
Jeff Watson
Jeff Watsonwww.clonehouse.com
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"GroForth has been our payroll provider and bookkeeping support for the past 2.5 years. We are a heritage guest house and events facility. They have been an excellent and professional service company that has provided various support including bookkeeping support, business accounts setup, teaching and training to myself as business owner, payroll services, tax services and general accounts consultancy. Sarah, Nikki and the GroForth team have been pleasant to work with, fast, reliable and responsive to our needs as a growing business. I can heartily recommend their services"
Alex Cooney, CEO
Alex Cooney, CEOCyberSafeIreland
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"GroForth have been doing our payroll for the last four years. They have provided a consistently excellent service throughout this period. As a charity, it is really important to have a clear separation of duties and especially in relation to our financial management. GroForth provide that extra layer of accountability. We would highly recommend their service."
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