Xero Payroll for small business

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software that connects people with the right numbers and information. For accountants and bookkeepers, Xero helps build a trusted relationship with small business clients through online collaboration. Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device!

Having your Xero file set up correctly is one of the fundamental keys to this Xero online training course. Clean, accurate data and automated functions make life easier combined with real-time data placing the user in control of your workflow and allows you to plan and track your time effectively.

Flexible Online Training

Online Learning Management System (LMS) login you can access this course anywhere you have Internet, on your phone, tablet or computer.

Training Manuals

Comprehensive manuals with step by step exercises and digital files to cement your practical skills & includes a How to Guide for End of Financial Year.

Instructional Videos

Individual chapter and section videos to assist in your learning including hints and tips from Xero and your Xero Certified Advisor, Melissa Foote.

Revision Exercises

Practical revision exercise and solutions to assist your course progress, learning comprehension and evaluate your skills, knowledge & development.

Units of Study
Getting Started

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • sign up for a Xero account
  • sign up for a trial organisation
  • access the Demo Company
  • navigate between the Demo Company & your  trial
  • access the help centre
  • understand how data is imported & exported  in bulk
  • export a CSV file out of Xero
  • import a CSV file into Xero
Payroll Legislations and Requirements

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • search for information on the Fair Work Ombudsman website
  • understand the Fair Work Act 2009
  • understand National Employment Standards (NES)
  • understand Awards and Agreements
  • prepare the necessary papers when hiring new employees
  • understand unfair dismissal
Setting Up Payroll

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • select the correct awards for your business
  • set up employees cards in Xero
  • set up payroll categories
Processing Payroll

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • create employees’ profiles
  • check employees’ timesheets
  • process pays for employees
  • correct an error in a pay run
  • pay wages using spend Money
  • run and print payroll reports
  • reconcile payroll with accounting reports
Payroll Obligations

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • process a termination payment
  • record payment of Superannuation
  • record payment of any deductions
  • run a simpler BAS/Instalment Activity Statement (IAS) for the month
  • understand Single Touch Payroll (STP)
  • record payment of PAYG Withholding to the ATO
End of Payroll Year Procedures

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • reconcile your accounts using different reports
  • finalize your Single Touch Payroll (STP)
  • make amendments if necessary
How we do the job

Our Consulting Process

01. Analyse & Create

It’s time to analyse where you’re at and where you want to be. We then identify the best way forward by creating a system and/or program that works for you.

02. Build & Scale

It’s time to get down to taking action and control at all levels of your business. We work with you to build a scaleable and easy to follow system.


03. Assure & Review

It’s time to review your new system and make sure all staff are following the new program. Allow everyone in your team to be accountable for their additions to your continuous improvement.

04. Celebrate & Rejuvenate

It’s time to celebrate your new found success and freedoms. It’s up to you….. continue to develop based upon what we’ve already taught you or sit back and enjoy that holiday and cocktail whilst your team take control. 

Going the Extra Mile

Bringing People and Business Together with Software Enhanced Strategies

Interested? Let’s work together