The employees that you are entering may have worked for you for a while or you may be changing software providers for STP.

Because of that, they might already have some balances.

If you need to enter these balances, click on the relevant employee.

Go to Opening Balances.

Enter in the balances as needed. You will need to make sure that the ‘As at’ date is correct as this will determine which financial year and pay run the opening balances will be added into.


If you set the opening balances and created a pay run but realise that you have made a mistake you can go back into opening balances, edit the amount, save and make sure to edit the pay run so that it will update with the new figures.


In the opening balances section you will have the option to add the following balances.

  • Accumulated annual and sick leave balances

  • YTD values: Ordinary time earnings, overtime, bonus/commission, director’s fee, Super salary sacrifice, tax, super guarantee employer contributions (RESC) and reimbursement

  • Paid Leave: Ancillary and defence leave, paid annual, sick and long service leaves, paid parental leave, and worker’s compensation

  • Allowances: award transport payments, Cents per kilometre, task, laundry, overtime meal, qualification, travel and accommodation, tool, and other allowances

  • Deductions: Child support garnishees and child support deductions

You can also minimise ‘Paid Leave’, ‘Allowances’, ‘Deductions’, and ‘Fringe Benefits’ by selecting the arrow next to each title

Once you’re done, click Save!

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