Payroll for construction industry

I am running Accounts Premier Contractor Edition; desktop version. This has an Employee Centre and payroll functionality. We are in the building industry, so most employees are under the Building and Construction Industry On-Site award.

Lately, most of our employees have been casual, so I can make the payroll centre that comes with Accounts Premier work with this, but I do also have to run a spreadsheet to keep a track of extra information that I can't work out how to keep track of in Accounts.

We are now looking at taking on at least one (if not more) full-time employees. With the award, this will require a lot more tracking of leave entitlements, allowances etc.

My question is: does anyone know if the payroll functionality included with Accounts Premier can be wrangled to keep track of all of these entitlements/allowances for this award? Or do I need to upgrade somehow? I know "Payroll Premier" exists, but I can't find any information about it on Reckon's site. Is it different to what is included with Accounts Premier? And do I need it? Seems odd that Reckon has a payroll product that is almost ghosted on their website.

Also, assuming I can find out which product I am meant to be using, does anyone know of a Reckon partner who has experience in setting up the payroll section (in whichever program I need) for the Building On-Site award so I am doing it correctly from the commencement of our full-timers? With STP2 coming, I need it all to be correct.



  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,191 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    You should be able to find a list of accredited trainers on this site, depending on where you are and what kind of help you need. Wish I could help, have the knowledge and experience just not accredited any more.

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,157 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    Hi Sandra

    I can help you with this if you’d like to email me direct 😊

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

    *** Reckon Accredited Partner(AP) Bookkeeper - specialising EXCLUSIVELY in Reckon Accounts / Hosted ! ***

    * Regd BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)* ICB-Certified Bookkeeper* Snr Seasonal Tax Consultant since 2003 *

    Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

    Ballajura, WA

    [email protected]

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  • Sandra_10124565
    Sandra_10124565 Member Posts: 29

    Thanks Shaz - I have sent you an email.