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Xero HQ Payroll is now live

Posted 3 years ago in Advisors by Nick Campbell
Posted by Nick Campbell

Xero HQ Payroll helps accountants and bookkeepers stay on top of their clients’ payroll and compliance, with a single aerial view of all payroll tasks. It makes payroll work easier, faster and more efficient, so you can spend less time hunting for information and more time supporting your clients through this difficult time.

Unlike spreadsheets, Xero HQ Payroll provides real-time visibility of payroll work. And with many businesses now working remotely, there’s never been a more important time to access a single ledger in the cloud.

The payroll details you need – all in one place

You’ll have clear visibility of actions and insights throughout the payroll process, from employee leave and timesheets entered on the Xero Me app, through to employer approvals and advisor oversight. It’s easy to organise and filter views, track out-of-the-ordinary details, and drill down into the client’s Xero Payroll organisation.

You can also:

  • Identify which clients aren’t set up for Single Touch Payroll (STP) and view the filing status of those who are
  • Quickly access employee details such as anniversaries and birthdays, in case adjustments need to be made to pay rates, leave allowances, superannuation or bonuses
  • See an overview of approved and pending timesheets to action
  • Quickly action approved and pending leave requests, and stay on top of new leave types and liabilities
  • View payroll information on screen or export it into a CSV file.

You can access Xero HQ Payroll now from the ‘Payroll’ tab in Xero HQ. From there, it’s easy to set up your Payroll clients. This Xero Central article has more details on how to set up Xero HQ Payroll.


Susan Carol Salvador Gamarra
April 9, 2020 at 10.59 am

I cannot find the Payroll option on my Xero HQ

Beeny Atherton in reply to Susan Carol Salvador Gamarra Xero
April 9, 2020 at 12.04 pm

Hi Susan, thanks so much for your message. Xero HQ Payroll is only available in Australia so that will be why you are unable to see it on your Xero HQ. ^BA

Lisa Beswick
April 9, 2020 at 6.43 pm

Hi Xero – just logged a case enquiring why can’t I see all clients only to be told that Xero HQ is in Pilot! Hmm that’s a little confusing as my Rep & fb official page doesn’t mention this & i cannot log a call thru Xero, I need to send a separate email.
A tad confused

Ed Henry
April 9, 2020 at 12.17 pm

Great feature thanks Xero.
Q. Will there be a way of removing old Unfiled pay runs from the alerts in Xero HQ Payroll? Eg early or unscheduled pay runs that were added but never filed.

Beeny Atherton in reply to Ed Henry Xero
April 9, 2020 at 4.48 pm

Hi Ed, thanks so much for your comment – we’re pleased you think Xero HQ Payroll is a great feature, we do too! I have passed your question over to our Product Team who are always looking at ways to improve Xero. Cheers!

Tereas Smith
April 9, 2020 at 6.23 pm

I have just updated the payroll HQ and now have old payroll listed as needing attention. How do we get rid of these?

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