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10 Quick Tips To Get The Most Out Of BrightPay

By Georgia Copley

BrightPay Connect makes managing your payroll quick and easy.

The easy to use payroll software is desktop based and has many tips and tricks to make payroll run smoothly.

Finding your payslips and keeping up to your HMRC payments has never been easier.

Table of contents:

How To Find HMRC Payments In BrightPay Connect

This a simple and easy way to manage your HMRC payments.

Firstly, log into your bright pay connect.

Now you will be in your employer dashboard from here you will need to click into your HMRC Payments tab.

This will now take you to your total amount due and your payment periods that are pending.

You can also click on a payment to view the full P30, this shows you the full breakdown of how the amounts are calculated.

How To Find Hourly Paid Staff In BrightPay Connect

To find your hourly paid staff in bright pay, first you will need to go into your employee dashboard and select payment method of hourly paid.

This will now show you all your employees who are paid hourly.

How To Find Payslips In BrightPay Connect

  • Log into your Bright pay connect account
  • Click into the tab named employees

This will now take you to all your individual employees on your payroll.

  • Now click into the employee of choice.

You will now see a notifications box and employee details box.

  • In the notifications box you will be able to click in all payslips for this employee which are active.

How To Get Payroll Summary In BrightPay Connect

Firstly, log into your Bright pay connect.

Now click into reports and into payroll summary.

You will now see a drop down to put in the month you need the payroll summary FROM and TO.

Finally, you run the report and it will appear on your screen.

How To Send Out Employee Invitations In BrightPay Connect

This is through your employee dashboard as show in example below…

Now all you ned to do is click send invitation email which will trigger the email automatically to the employees of choice.

If you cannot manually do this it could be because your employee self service options are not on. This can only be done by the admin of the account. For more information on this emailsupport@brightpay.co.uk

How To Find Document Uploads In BrightPay Connect

The documents section in bright pay is easy way to save details you may later need in there.

To upload this information firstly you will need to go into your dashboard in your Bright pay connect.

Now click into document and press ADD (this will now let you upload a document to save in this section)

How To Find Your P45 In BrightPay Connect

  • Log into your bright pay connect.
  • Click the tab Reports
  • Scroll down to find P45
  • Click into this and the document will then be available to download or print.

How To Access Your P32 In BrightPay Connect

First, you will need to login to your account and click on the tab called Reports.

Then the below will appear …

Now you will need to click into p32, and the document will appear for all employees.

How To Change Personal Details In BrightPay Connect

You can change your personal details by logging into your dashboard and clicking into the tab called employees. From here you will need to click into the employee of choice who needs their details changing.

You will now see a box called employee details. All you need to do now is click on update details and this will let you edit all details for this employee.

How To Access Your Calendar To Book Annual Leave

    • Firstly, log into your bright pay connect.
    • You will now be on your dashboard and will need to click in to calendar.
    • From here you can see all different months.
    • All you now do is click “add leave” and this will give a box of information to fill in to submit your annual leave.

What Next?

Bright pay is a quick and easy use of a payroll software. Its simple steps above to process payroll make payroll for larger clients more accessible and more manageable.

To get more advice on Bright pay Connect visithttps://www.northernaccountants.co.uk

Or call Northern Accountants on 0113 218 9552

5 Brightpay Benefits and How It Works

By Georgia Copley

Processing payroll can now be quicker and more efficient than ever before with the numerous benefits that Brightpay has to offer.

Brightpay offers easy and modern software design which makes the PAYE process more efficient for both employees and employers.

Not only that, what makes Brightpay so popular, for us at least, is that it links to our preferred bookkeeping MTD compliant platform Xero.

Another plus point to using Brightpay is that it’s fully HMRC recognised. This makes the payroll process that much quicker.

It also handles full auto-enrollment functionality that links to pension providers, which make releasing contributions as simple as clicking a button.

Continue reading to learn more about how Brightpay works and its key benefits…

How Brightpay Works?

Brightpay is a software that allows you to run your payroll easily and quickly, giving you access to regular updates from HMRC.

It also ensures that you can run all the reports that you’ll need to submit. Such as any PAYE, CIS, and other wages related figures, or third parties such as your employees, including the HMRC.

Key Benefits Of Brightpay

Some of the benefits which we’ll discuss in this article include how Brightpay integrates with other software, how easy Brightpay is to use with pension providers, the availability of HMRC tax codes via the software, and how you can claim employment allowances.

For example, some other key benefits to using Brightpay (especially within COVID) are the use and submission of coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) forms.

These forms provide you with the information needed to submit a furlough claim.

It also calculates 80% of furlough on your payroll, among other adjustments needed to deliver payroll with the everchanging government guidelines on furlough.

Keep reading to learn more Brightpay benefits…

1. App Integrations

Another great benefit to using Brightpay is that it allows for other Apps such as Xero to be directly connected within the software.

This means that all of your payments, whether that’s employment or pension etc, can be monitored and tracked live within MTD compliant software such as Xero.

Brightpay also has API integrations with a range of pension software. It also allows you to send payroll information straight from the application into your accounting software – so that you can automatically account for salary costs, pensions, and employers NI etc.

2. Direct Submissions

Direct submissions can be made to HMRC through FPS’s. This is a simple and easy use of bright pay which means amendments to HMRC can also be made.

SPP/SMP/SSP can all be submitted through EPS’s on bright pay so that nothing on your payroll gets missed.

3. Ease Of Use For Professionals And Business Owners

The payroll entry in Brightpay gives you access to making comments to the employer so you can communicate through the software. Please see the link to Bright pay connect for employers

Brightpay also has an app that can be downloaded to your mobile phone for you to have access to your payslips on the go.

There is a separate outlook for employers and employees which are easy to follow. These give you different access to each account so it can be made private so sensitive information is not shown.

4. Tax Code Availability

Being able to access your tax codes at the click of a button has made life easier for thousands of people worldwide who use Brightpay.

By having your tax codes ready to hand, at any moment, allows you to keep your payment records up to date.

For example, waiting for the HMC to update or send out tax codes in the post can cause a delay in updating employee payments. If you use Brightpay, you’ll be able to update your employees (or anyone’s) tax codes immediately as it’s connected to the HMRC.

5. Employment Allowances

The employment allowance is a relief of up to £4000 introduced by HMRC that allows employers with a PAYE scheme to offset £4000 worth of Employers NI per financial year.

In Brightpay you have the functionality to make a claim using the ‘click of a button’ feature.

Furthermore, you can also claim this in any month and the payroll software will automatically calculate when you have used all or as much of the allowance as you can.

What Next?

Now that you know some of the key benefits and features of Brightpay, what’s next?

If you’d like help getting set up using Brightpay to access payment information, update your tax codes and more, then get in touch with us here at Northern Accountants.

We’ll happily show you how Brightpay works, and even give you assisted training if required.

Alternatively, if you have any general queries or questions surrounding your accounts or business needs, contact using the below links.

What are you waiting for?

Northern Accountants (Leeds), Olympus House, 2 Howley Park Business Village, Pullan Way, Leeds, LS27 0BZ