Every time you need to issue paychecks, you must start by creating a payroll run. Having a payroll run allows you to open the payroll register, which contains all the data involved in building employees’ paychecks and figuring out how the deductions and benefits need to be distributed.
To create a payroll run:
- Go to Financials Main > Payroll > Payroll Runs
- Enter the Check Date, which will be printed on physical checks and used as the effective date for direct deposits
- Check Pay Periods to Add to this payroll run. Pay attention to the pay period group names and the pay period start/end dates. Choosing the right pay periods is critical for attendance tracking, paying stipends, and generally ensuring accurate data.
After creating the payroll run, click Register and go through each tab on the left to verify and update data.