What’s a payroll audit?
A payroll audit is an analysis of a company’s payroll processes to ensure accuracy. Payroll audits examine things like the business’s active employees, pay rates, wages, and tax withholdings. You should conduct a payroll audit at least once per year to verify your process is up-to-date and legally compliant.
Generally, payroll audits are internal, meaning you or someone in your business conducts them. Performing internal audits can help you catch errors and prevent possible external audits later on.
After conducting the review, examine your payroll audit report. If necessary, make changes for future payroll processing. You may also need to retroactively make changes. For example, you might provide retroactive pay to an employee or remit more in taxes to the KRA.