How Payroll Outsourcing works

Ascender ensures your people are paid correctly and on time, whilst giving your team more time to become a strategic part of the business.

Streamlining and automating your payroll function is the first step to provide better employee engagement. Ascender has built its business on making it easier for companies to pay their people while ensuring compliance with changing legislation. We exist to make managing routine but important tasks more efficient and effective for payroll professionals, simplifying payroll to give you more time to focus on employees.

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What are the benefits of
Outsourcing Payroll

In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, especially when you work across national borders, we keep you up-to-date with changing legislation and make sure your business is compliant.

Payroll processing services

  • Data input
  • Income and Superannuation calculations 
  • Payroll register, leave liability and costing reports
  • General ledger interface file
  • Data Security – ensuring you meet stringent privacy regulations, including Single Touch Payroll and GDPR


Compliance, lodgement and payment services

  • Generate payment summaries
  • Automatic system updates for local legislation (tax and allowances)
  • Superannuation, pension and other 3rd party payments through the clearinghouse
  • Lodge payment summaries with local government bodies
  • Submit bank and payment processing files 

Global and Local expertise

  • While enabling your people with technology, we tailor to the needs of your business and harmonise the overall management of employees across multiple countries.

Your payroll business continuity plan

Nothing is more important than making sure your employees are paid in times of crisis. Payroll is a crucial function in business continuity, and risks of late or missed payroll, contract breaches and non-compliance can spell another disaster for your challenged internal payroll department. Keep your payroll running no matter what by outsourcing your payroll to the experts.

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How can an Ascender payroll outsourcing solution help your business?

“It’s been more cost-effective for us to go to an outsourced model now that it has been implemented. It’s been a great change and that’s not only in the cost that we’re paying on a monthly basis but also in terms of my time and the time that people in the organisation are spending on payroll.”

“Ascender has the flexibility that we need for our payroll and leave management, and it’s great working with their support team.”

“We receive our monthly payroll reports from Ascender and they are always clear and we always know exactly what we are paying. Our staff can go online and see their pay slips and tax reports anytime. It is so convenient.”

Simplifying Payroll

Ascender provides the support, tools and resources required to simplify the payroll process giving you more time to focus on growing at scale.

Service Delivery Models

Choose the Payroll Outsourcing service that betters your business

Every business is different, so we have created a range of delivery models to provide you with the solution that best suits your needs.

Payroll Outsourcing models diagram

Fully Managed

No time or resources to manage payroll? We have you covered. Ascender’s complete outsourcing solution looks after every aspect of your payroll, tax, banking and reporting. And given the complexity that comes with managing payroll, especially across borders, we offer full support for your team.


Tired of data entry? Fed up of doing the same processes again and again? Let us do the heavy lifting so your teams can innovate, prepare for the future and engage with your people. We take over some payroll functions while you maintain control of the rest. We integrate our solution with your existing systems for complete integration and efficiency.


Looking to automate your payroll processes to help your internal teams? If you have resources with capacity and capability to manage your HR and payroll, we can give them access to our software. Ascender’s payroll platforms are continually updated to align with local legislation, helping you focus on the important parts of the business – your people.

Ascender’s outsourced services help manage your payroll and HR function – frees up your time to think about the bigger picture of people management and improve your employee experience

Connect with payroll experts

We partner with The Association of Payroll Specialists (TAPS), the foremost authority in Australia for payroll advice and services with world-class customer satisfaction scores representing over 6,500 payroll professionals. TAPS helps to provide specialised benefits to assists payroll people and keep them up to date with what’s happening in Australia’s payroll landscape.

We are an active member of the Payroll Service Alliance (PSA), a partnered global solution delivering best in breed Payroll and HR technology and services by in-country experts. PSA offers a single packaged service that complies with both local, in-country requirements as well as international governance regulations through optimised, pan-geographic solutions to multinational organisations.

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