Dext Precision has four payroll checks to help teams manage their Xero Payroll data. Below are 5 steps to getting your checks set up in your Precision account.
- Employee Payroll Entitlements
- Employee Annual Leave Incorrect Status
- Employee Superannuation Fund
- Employee Superannuation Type
Payroll features when enabled can be found in a new entry in the Insights section of the Precision side bar and click on EnablePayroll Integration.
Enabling Two-Step Authentication
To enable Two-step authentication
- Within Precision select Your Settings > Security > Dext Platform user settings and select Enable. Follows the steps for Prepare in the below article to complete the setup.
- Within Prepare follow the steps at How-to-turn-on-two-step-authentication-for-your-account
You can control which staff members are able to see the Payroll checks. This setting is located under Payroll Visibility which can be accessed by selecting Configuration > Visibility with the client, where the options are either:
- Whole Team
- Specific Users
- Xero Users Only
Once enabled the following four (4) checks will be available:
This check highlights where a junior employee (under 21) is about to have a birthday as they may be entitled to a mandatory pay increase.
A pay increase will be required for Junior employees covered by an award. The purpose of this check is to ensure that employees aren’t underpaid, and the employer remains compliant with their obligations.
Australian employees with an annual leave type of “Annual Leave” in Xero should be configured as “Paid Out”. This check will show a list of employees that have a discrepancy between their Leave Type and Payout Type. For each discrepancy found, the employee will be listed showing their Leave Type and Payout Type along with a link to the payroll section in Xero to help users quickly address the issue.
*The “View in Xero” link will take users to the Employee list, not directly to the Employee due to Xero functionality.
This check highlights employees that have not had a Superannuation Fund Membership set within their Employment details. Superannuation is a requirement in Australia. Where an employee has not nominated a fund, the employer can pay it directly to the government (this is quite limited).
For each employee, this payroll check displays the method used to calculate superannuation. To ensure that employers are meeting their Superannuation payroll obligations, it is important to understand that the correct calculation type is being used for the Superannuation Guarantee.