Payroll that works for Academies

Star Payroll for Academies

For Education

When schools transfer from local authority control to independent Academy status, their business managers face some key challenges, not least:

  • Finding a fit-for-purpose payroll solution
  • Coping with complex pay structures, pensions & reporting requirements
  • Transferring key data from the local authority
  • Ensuring scalability for any future Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) status
  • Interfacing and reporting with retained Local Authority systems
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Payroll Matters

It really matters! Because more than ever success relies on attracting and keeping talented employees and in having efficient systems & processes in place. Payroll plays an important role in this as stakeholders look for:

  • Reliable and accurate payroll processing
  • Protection of highly sensitive data
  • Full compliance and risk mitigation
  • Better access to information
  • Higher productivity
  • Value for money

Star Knows Payroll

Star have been leaders and innovators in UK payroll software since the early 70s. Over this time the world of business has changed dramatically with more competition, increased legislation and the challenges created by new technology and data security. Yet our goal has remained constant: to help our clients succeed with clever payroll software that really makes the difference.

A single solution which:

  • Improves efficiency
  • Improves profitability
  • Improves staff retention and morale
  • Meets all compliance and data security requirements

Star Payroll Professional delivers - whatever your business

Whether you have 100 or 10,000 employees, process a single payroll or offer a bureau service for thousands of clients, Star Payroll Professional will deliver the tools required to streamline your payroll function and address the most demanding of reporting requirements.

Star Payroll Professional is specifically designed to provide for maximum ease of use and speed of processing yet offers all the core functionality and scalability you would expect of a comprehensive payroll software solution and much more.

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  • Pay spine management
  • Multiple contracts per employee
  • Grades and increments
  • Retrospective pay
  • Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Monthly Data Collection (MDC)
  • LGPS returns
  • Payroll journal for costing reports

A Winning Team

  • Help with goals
  • A wealth of Academy experience
  • Help with Data Migration
  • Seamless transition

"Star Payroll Professional has allowed us to cut our payroll costs in half whilst gaining much better efficiency and control over a complex payroll structure.

The system is intuitive and user friendly with lots of neat features that makes school payroll easy."

- Laurence Evans
Business Manager
The King's School
Ottery St Mary