Posted on: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Author: Quintin

You’ve just implemented MYOB Exo Payroll. You’ve used other payroll systems before. You’ve been processing payrolls for years, so you know how to do payroll. You’ve even implemented other payroll systems before.

A Critical System

As you would know, each payroll system has its own workflow and procedures that must be followed. Granted, all payroll systems are governed by legislation and are required to comply with changes in employment law. However, each payroll system has its own way in which these requirements are presented and, to some extent, interpreted. Having a clear understanding of how your payroll software manages employees’ pay, entitlements and reporting, is critical in any business. Not only does it have an impact on the business, but it has a direct impact on your employees.

Investing in Training

Imagine a farmer buying new harvesting equipment. He could simply let his staff use the equipment as they see fit, but he would run the risk of damaging the equipment, damaging the crops, and potentially affecting his harvest. Alternatively, he could ensure that his staff is well-trained to operate the equipment correctly. This removes the risks.  A farmer’s staff may know how to harvest crops, but they need to be trained on how to use the harvesting equipment correctly. Similarly, you may be familiar with payroll processes and feel confident in using a new payroll system. Invariably, errors will occur if system-specific processes are not followed, or vital steps are missed.

Training Courses

Here at Kilimanjaro Consulting we want to ensure that you and your staff are skilled at using your payroll system, eliminating   unnecessary errors and ensuring you get the most from the system. For this reason, we run regular courses on MYOB Exo Payroll in our Sydney and Melbourne training centres.

The first course in our 3-course series on MYOB Exo Payroll helps you get the most important process right – paying your staff. The Payroll Processing sessions takes you through setting up a new employee, ensuring they will be paid correctly and receive the correct leave entitlements. We also take you through the process of processing a payroll, including processing leave taken and the steps for processing termination pays. We teach you how to produce reports and also export the payroll journals to MYOB Exo Business.

The second course in the series, System Maintenance, flows naturally from the first course. When your system is implemented, the Allowances, Deductions and Superannuation Funds you use are already set up. At some point, you may need to make changes to these, or set up new ones. This session will teach you how to set these up so employees receive the correct payments/entitlements. We normally recommend attending both these sessions consecutively.

Setting up Employees

Tired of setting up diary reminders for employees’ birthdays or their annual reviews?

Setting up employees is time consuming because you have to specify common options every time a new employee is set up in the system? Unsure if a new employee is receiving the correct leave entitlements, or need to create new leave entitlement rules? Not sure how to produce that statistical report for management without having to spend hours collating information from different reports?

These are all topics covered in the third course in the series – Advanced Payroll Administration. If you’ve used MYOB Exo Payroll for a while and want to get more out of the system, this course is for you. This course teaches you some of the advanced features that are not usually part of your initial implementation.

Clients that have attended these courses found them invaluable in getting the most out of their MYOB Exo Payroll.

Here’s what some of our past attendees have said about our courses:

“… [trainer] was excellent and very thorough.” – Linda

“…Very clear and well presented.” – Iain

“…Useful session, especially during the new implementation…” – Vishal

Looking for more information about these courses and what they cover?

Visit the Kilimanjaro Consulting website and navigate to the Support & Training section.

Still unsure whether these courses are for you?

Give our training team a call today on 1300 857 464 to discuss your training needs.