‘Tis the season to be busy

December can be one of the most hectic months for payroll
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 12/01/2015

It is December and every payroll professional knows what that means. It is time to expertly juggle many balls at the same time, being careful not to drop any of them.

Not only does payroll have to make sure employees are paid their last pay of the year on time, they also have to get ready for the first pay of 2016 and for 2015 year-end reporting.

"You could potentially be working on two pay cycles at the end of the year," says Annie Chong, manager of Carswell’s Payroll Consulting Group in Toronto. "You have to
manage that properly and find time to do some quick runs to make sure that everything is set up properly for the first pay of the year," she says.