How to set up new employee in Reckon desktop

shi Member Posts: 61

Could anyone help to set up a new employee in Reckon desktop?

Particularly I am not sure the leave part. The person is part time. Not sure what to enter in annual leave and sick leave. Thank you.

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  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,460 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    Hi @shi

    Set up the Leave Accrual period for Every Hour - This ensures it will calculate correctly, regardless of changes to hours worked.

    The standard Hours accrued per hour paid for a 37.5-hr week is:

    • Personal (Sick) Leave: 0.03847 (RA will change this to 0.03833 - This is just due to rounding & is fine!)

    Do the same for the other Leave tabs:

    • Holiday (Annual) Leave: 0.07692 (Again, RA will change this to 0.07694 which is fine!)
    • Long Service Leave: 0.01667 (This will vary depending on what state you're in - This is the rate for the WA entitlement)

    I set these up in my Payroll & Employee Leave default Preferences (under the Edit dropdown menu along the top toolbar > Preferences):

    That way, anytime a new Employee starts, these calcs are already there. For a Casual, if you just enter "0" as the Maximum number of hours, this will prevent any accruals occurring.

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

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