I recently experienced an issue where my payroll was entered correctly, but the payroll officer made erroneous take home bank transfers to the staff. As soon as she realised her mistake, she made a second transaction to those staff members that were underpaid to ensure that they received the correct take home amount. So, everything is correct - it's just that some staff were paid for one pay week in two transactions.
Unfortunately, the MYOB live Accounts does not allow you to allocate multiple bank transfers to the one payroll transaction. I thought there must be a way, so I went onto online support to see if they could help. As it turns out there is no way and the recommendation was to redo 2 payrolls to precisely match the two net amounts remitted. I believe that this is a very poor solution. The integrity of the payroll records should be maintained. The payroll record is absolutely correct. It records the hours worked, gross, tax, super and take home pay. It's just that the take home pay was paid in 2 transactions. I should not have to fabricate 2 payroll runs to match the two bank transfers. I strongly believe that the accounting software should allow the allocation of multiple bank transfers to the one payroll transaction.
The software already allows for employees to receive pay "split" into seperate amounts within the Employee Pay setup section - but this is not the same scenario.
Additionally, some staff were overpaid. In order to adjust for this, the payroll officer paid a lesser amount (by the amount of the overpayment from the previous week) in the following weeks pay to those overpaid staff members. In this event, we have 2 payroll runs and two payments. The individual transactions for the two weeks do not match, but they do reconcile precisely to the right payment having been remitted.
I think basically what needs to be able to happen is that any payment should be able to be allocated to any outstanding payroll transactions (or part there of).
Would be interested to hear developer thoughts on this.
"Allocating multiple bank transfers to the one payroll transaction"
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