Payroll health check

Your payroll uncovered

A company’s payroll system is critical to the successful running of the business, working behind the scenes to ensure each employee receives the correct amount of pay, at the right time. Once the system is set up, manual processes, legislative change, data protection, compliance issues can very quickly require the need for change.


i-Realise have a team of experts with both operational and practical experience that can undertake a thorough health check of payroll systems designed to support customers identifying any compliance or legislative areas of vulnerability, potential leakage, or process efficiency improvements.

Our experienced team, including both payroll and process experts, work through the health check with your team, at a schedule to work within the parameters of your existing monthly payroll cycle. An important part of the process is interviewing individuals where there is a relevant connection to the payroll service including, as an example, HR, Benefits and IT. All activities can successfully be delivered remotely and i-Realise will provide all the tools for process mapping and deliver the outputs to your business for future reference.

A detailed payroll health check provides the following:



Following the payroll health check the team provides a detailed report highlighting any risks, issues and potential solution. For example:

  • High-level process flow(s) with issues identified
  • Conceptual flow diagram that documents ‘the life of payroll’
  • List of issues with root causes identified
  • List of risks and exposure
  • Proposed areas for improvement
  • Suggested schedule of works to deliver the improvements

Example risks


Our team of consultants work with your staff to gain a solid understanding of your business infrastructure and the specifics around your payroll to be able to provide bespoke guidance on compliance, legislation and system requirements for the future.

What next?

For more information on our Payroll Health Check please contact us with your enquiry, or call us on +44 (0)20 3008 6358.

You can also check out our Payroll expertise in our Case Study section.

Book a quick call now

Whatever your change, the most costly thing you can do is wait too long to start. We’re happy to spend some time with you in a virtual session to either map a new or broken process, or uncover the key issues you need to fix.

Book an initial call to discuss your workshop requirements.

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