We make paying your staff easy

Payroll services are available at no charge to all Congregations and Presbyteries within the Synod.

It can be very difficult and time consuming to keep up with all the legislative requirements for Fairwork, ATO and Synod By-Laws.  We handle these types of requirements on a daily basis, and we are happy to provide assistance with Payroll queries via email or over the phone. Our full Payroll service makes your volunteer committee members’ roles easier.

We currently manage the Payroll requirements for Uniting Resources, Uniting Financial Services and Uniting Mission and Education, as well as many Congregations and Presbyteries within the Synod of NSW and the ACT.

Single Touch Payroll Reporting in effect from July 2018

Single Touch Payroll is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations. It is a mandatory reporting obligation for every employer with an actual employee headcount (not FTE) of 20 or more employees. Under Single Touch Payroll, the following payroll information must be automatically sent to the ATO from the employer’s payroll system every time they process their payroll.

For more information on this new reporting mechanism, go to our forms page or visit the Newsroom for more information.


We take on the responsibility for all Payroll processing (with the exception of PAYG payments), including:

  • calculations for ministers’ stipend packaging
  • payments for ministers to personal bank accounts and MEF accounts
  • payments for employees to personal bank accounts
  • payments to the Beneficiary Fund or Superannuation Funds
  • payments to Minister’s Support Fund and Home Endowment Fund
  • employee leave accrual calculations for Annual Leave, Personal Leave and Long Service Leave
  • minister leave accrual calculations for Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Study Leave and Long Leave
  • calculations for Termination pays.

We can also arrange for assistance with contracts and placements, through the Human Resources and Industrial Relations departments. We will handle all Payroll Year End requirements for reporting earnings to the ATO, as well as creating Payment Summaries (previously known as Group Certificates) for all employees and Ministers.

Payroll payments are processed on a monthly basis, with all payments deducted from your “working account” each month, on or before the 14th of the month.

A Payroll Processing Calendar will be provided. To ensure the integrity of your accounts and to meet KPMG audit requirements we use defined procedures for all banking transfers.

Different payroll process timings can be negotiated.