XU Magazine - Issue 08

Payroll Add-on for Australia and NZ


We make payroll processing a breeze!

The nature of the labour market has changed significantly in the past 20 years. It has increasingly moved away from manufacturing , and other traditional segments, to the services sector. The traditional Monday to Friday working week is now a vast range of different forms of working arrangements and awards. Both sides of the Tasman have their own payroll complexities. However, it is apparent that time is a precious commodity for payroll managers and business owners. There is still the fear of getting payroll wrong and possibly upsetting your employees. Or, worse, having Fair Work knocking on your door, which could be a very costly mistake for your clients business.

Getting your payroll ‘right’ and having smooth management of your payroll is now more than ever an essential part of running a business. It can be a large and possibly expensive internal resource, unless you choose specialist payroll companies to assist you.

Back in 2000, in Wellington, New Zealand, Martin Gleeson, Company Founder and Managing Director, recognised the opportunity for SMEs to utilise the advantages of cloud based services, launching iPayroll Ltd shortly after, in October 2001. Software as a Service (SaaS) was the catch cry back then, which is today known as Cloud Computing.

Back then, Amazon and Internet Banking, as well as services such as Trade Me and eBay, were in their infancy, and Xero was not yet in existence.

iPayroll was born in the Cloud and has enjoyed phenomenal success since its startup days in Wellington, which is still HQ. Today, it has offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton, processing upwards of $1.5 billion in payrolls per annum and well over $10 billion in payrolls to date. It is proven and trusted, with many thousands of happy clients. Elaine Kirk started work at iPayroll in May 2002, after an extensive background in sales relating to the Accounting profession.

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About the author

Joanna Cruickshank (General Manager, CloudPayroll Pty Ltd) and Elaine Kirk (National Sales Manager, iPayroll Limited)