Outsourced Payroll Solutions

Streamline Your Payroll Processing

By using our outsourced payroll service, you can reduce your payroll overhead costs by up to 75%*. We take care of all the processing and reporting tasks for each pay run, allowing you to focus on managing your business.

Outsourced Payroll Solutions

Streamline Your Payroll Processing

By using our outsourced payroll service, you can reduce your payroll overhead costs by up to 75%*. We take care of all the processing and reporting tasks for each pay run, allowing you to focus on managing your business.

Unlimited Payroll Support

No Hidden Fees

Local Support

Compliance & Peace of Mind

Why Outsource Payroll?

Cost savings:

Outsourcing payroll can be a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. By outsourcing, businesses can eliminate the need for in-house payroll staff and related expenses such as salaries, benefits, training, and overhead costs. Outsourcing payroll also reduces the risk of costly errors and penalties related to payroll tax compliance.


Payroll processing involves complex and ever-changing regulations, including tax laws, wage laws, and benefits regulations. Outsourcing payroll to a provider that specialises in compliance can help ensure that a business stays compliant with all applicable regulations, reducing the risk of penalties and legal issues.

Access to expertise:

Outsourcing payroll can provide access to specialized expertise that may not be available in-house. Providers can offer a range of services, from basic payroll processing to more complex HR functions such as employee benefits and compliance management.

Time savings:

Payroll processing can be a time-consuming task that requires significant attention to detail. Outsourcing payroll can free up time for business owners to focus on other critical aspects of the business.

Accuracy and reliability:

Outsourcing payroll to a provider that uses the latest technology and processes can help ensure that payroll is accurate and reliable. Providers also often have robust quality control measures in place to catch any errors or discrepancies before they become significant issues.


As a business grows and its payroll needs evolve, outsourcing payroll can help ensure that payroll processing can keep up with demand. Providers can often scale their services up or down depending on the needs of the business, allowing for flexibility and agility in payroll processing.

Employment Innovations – Australia’s leading provider for outsourced payroll solutions.

At Employment Innovations, we understand that managing payroll can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially when it comes to ensuring compliance with ever-changing regulations. That’s why we’re proud to be a leading provider of outsourced payroll solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of businesses of all sizes. With our expert team of payroll professionals, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering commitment to compliance, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your payroll is in good hands.




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Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll with Employment Innovations

Local processing

End-to-end payroll processing of employee salaries (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) is delivered by locally-based payroll partners in our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices. All are experts in delivering managed payroll for businesses of every size

No hidden fees or costs

We offer transparent pricing in the form of a low annual subscription fee, based on the number of employees you have. Outsourcing your payroll to us can save you up to 75% of your payroll overhead costs.


We use the very latest payroll processing tools and software, giving you all the benefits without the cost of ownership.

An end-to-end payroll solution

Your payroll processing partner takes care of every aspect of the payroll process from penalty rates to super contributions.


Outsourcing to a specialist payroll team gives you access to expert knowledge regarding compliance and best practice procedures.

Risk management

As an outside company with our own stringent checks and balances, we remove your inhouse risk of payroll fraud and key person loss.

Productivity gains

Outsourcing the payroll process frees up your staff and allows them to focus on core business activities.

Reasons Why Australian
Businesses Outsource Payroll

Pay compliance

Australia has a complex myriad of laws governing employment at both a State & Territory and federal level that cover minimum pay rates, minimum terms and conditions, leave entitlements, public holidays, termination of employment, workers compensation, privacy, superannuation and taxation (including fringe benefits), jury duty and record keeping.

The Fair Work Act is the primary piece of legislation governing employment in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman is now targeting directors, HR professionals, payroll officers, accountants and franchisors to make them potentially liable to prosecution in the event of any contraventions of the Fair Work Act by their business or franchisees.

Outsourcing your payroll will give you access to specialised expertise to not only navigate pay compliance queries but also receive advice on best practice approaches in managing your payroll.

Better utilisation of technology

Businesses are often finding themselves subscribed to a number of different solutions for accounting, rostering, HR and payroll – or perhaps only using the basic payroll features within their existing accounting suite and therefore not gaining any additional value from product features that exist today in leading payroll and HR software systems.

Any change in technology also adds to implementation and training costs for your staff if running payroll internally – and the resistance to change is also greater.

Risk Management

Risks that need to be managed relate to security, fraud and key person loss. Payroll fraud costs businesses a lot of money and can arise in a number of different creative ways such as ghosting, inflating time or rates and redirecting funds.

Save time

Sensitive processes such as payroll management are procedures that add significant weight to a single person or team of people that already have their hands full. When you outsource payroll, it frees up your time to focus on the other responsibilities that come with running a business.

Save money

In addition to the costs associated with maintaining in-house payroll software, you also have the cost of financing in-house payroll resources (salaries and on-costs), ongoing training, administrative overheads and recruitment costs.

The latest payroll benchmarking report discovered that it costs the average business with under 200 employees $36.30 per payslip* to manage payroll in-house. Small businesses can save up to 75% of their payroll overhead costs** by outsourcing their payroll

*  Payroll Benchmarking Reports 2017 & 2018, Australian Payroll Association.
** Comparing the average cost per payslip for a fortnightly in-house payroll function for a business with less than 200 employees (Payroll Benchmarking Report 2018, Australian Payroll Association) with Employment Innovation’s outsourced payroll solution.

What are the consequences of payroll errors?

There are typically only 3 things that contribute to errors in the payroll process – people, processes and technology. Highly skilled payroll professionals are very hard to attract and retain in Australia – they are in high demand. Most payroll mistakes are made because the person processing payroll lacks knowledge, skills and training.

Symptoms of poor payroll processes and systems that need improving include:

  • Employees and managers complain of errors and delays;
  • There is a significant amount of manual work involved;
  • Information is not easily accessible, and reporting does not provide any valuable insights; and
  • Frequent off-cycle payments are being made to fix errors.


If your payroll processes display any of these symptoms, it may be time to think about outsourcing your payroll. You can complete a self-service health check using Employment Innovations resources.

How to choose the right Outsourced Payroll partner

In 2018, it is estimated that 24.7% of all Australian businesses and 37.8% of Australian SMEs with less than 200 employees are now operating under an outsourced payroll model, up from 21.3% and 28% respectively in 2017*.

Choosing the right outsourced payroll provider for your business comes down to a few critical factors:

  • Expertise;
  • Proven track record;
  • Compliance focus;
  • Technology and features;
  • Reporting capabilities;
  • Integration options;
  • Access to services that drive long term partnerships and expansion with your business.


If you’re looking to partner with a payroll service, find out more about the questions you should be asking your potential payroll partner.

Why Choose Us?

We’re Australian owned and local processing
We’ve helped local businesses for 25+ years
We’re proud to have a national network of dedicated payroll experts
Our payroll teams are supported by skilled HR and Legal practitioners
We offer a complete end-to-end payroll solution for your business

Trusted by hundreds of Australian companies to manage their payroll

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Our Promise to you

At Employment Innovations, we prioritise your needs and provide specialised services centred around Outsourced Payroll management.

Leveraging the power of technology, we constantly seek to enhance our expertise and streamline the outsourcing process to ensure maximum efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Our commitment to transparency means that you can expect open communication and regular updates throughout the payroll process.
Our business-focused advisory and support services provide valuable insights and guidance to help you optimise your business operations.
With our compliance expertise, you can rest assured that your payroll processes meet all regulatory requirements.
Outsourcing your payroll also allows you to shift your focus away from administrative tasks and toward more strategic initiatives, ultimately driving greater success for your business.
Outsourced Payroll Solutions

Our certifications are recognised Australia-wide

Across our payroll and HR staff, many are:

Certified HR Practitioners (CHRP) accreditation from AHRI

The Association For Payroll Specialists (TAPS) Members

Qualified BAS Agents

Australian HR Institute (AHRI) Members

Commonly Asked Questions about Outsourced Payroll

What is outsourced payroll?

Outsourced payroll refers to the practice of hiring an external company or service provider to handle the processing and management of payroll functions for a business. Learn more in our Expert Guide to Outsourcing Payroll

What are the benefits of outsourcing payroll?

Some of the benefits of outsourcing payroll include:

  1. reduced administrative burden;
  2. increased accuracy and compliance;
  3. access to expert knowledge and technology;
  4. cost savings;
  5. and improved data security.
How does outsourced payroll work?

Outsourced payroll typically involves the business providing necessary employee information and relevant payroll data to the payroll service provider, who then processes payroll calculations, deductions, tax withholdings, and issues pay checks or direct deposits to employees.

What services are included in outsourced payroll?

Services included in outsourced payroll can vary but commonly encompass:

  1. payroll processing;
  2. tax calculations and filings;
  3. generating pay stubs;
  4. managing employee benefits;
  5. award interpretation;
  6. deductions;
  7. handling payroll inquiries;
  8. and producing reports.
How can outsourcing payroll save time and money?

Outsourcing payroll can save time and money by eliminating the need for in-house payroll staff, reducing errors and penalties related to tax and compliance, leveraging specialized software and expertise, and streamlining payroll processes.

Can outsourced payroll be customised to fit specific business needs?

Yes, outsourced payroll services can often be customized to fit specific business needs. Providers typically offer options for tailoring payroll processing, tax compliance, reporting, and integration with other systems to meet the unique requirements of different businesses.

How do I choose the right outsourced payroll provider for my business?

To choose the right outsourced payroll provider, consider factors such as their experience and reputation in the industry, the range and quality of services offered, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, data security measures, pricing structure, customer support availability, and feedback from other clients.

Hear from some of our Outsourced Payroll clients


“Employment Innovations is on top of everything. If there are changes to the Awards or legislations I am confident the payroll team will pick them up and inform me. The platform and relationship are working well.”


“Our HR and Payroll Partners are amazing people to work with. We are blown away by how professional and responsive they are. They have saved my sanity. We thought Employment Innovations would be a good decision, but it’s been the best decision we have made. We are so happy and thankful we chose EI to partner with.”


“Employment Innovations has provided fabulous support over the years as we have grown into a service provider with a big and complicated payroll for over 1,000 employees across multiple Anglican entities. We are confident that as we grow, Employment Innovation will provide continual support.”

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