If there’s one thing you
want to get right…

It’s paying your people

A payroll service that takes the pressure off you

  • Peace of mind
  • Simple pricing
  • Onboarding
  • Global payroll
  • No lock ins

If payroll is giving you a headache, you’re not alone. It’s a true time sap – one of those things you need to get right yet it takes you away from building your business.

You can remove the payroll burden. Join the hundreds of Australian-based startups and fast-growing businesses who use our outsourced payroll service, and free yourself up to work with your team (rather than wrangle their pay).

Our outsourced payroll service includes basic and more advanced options, such as employee onboarding and global payroll. Take a look below and remember, no lock ins. Ever.


  • Monthly payroll
  • Quarterly super
  • STP lodgements
  • Annual processing
  • Employee queries + departures

$10-$17 per person/month


  • Initial Employment Hero set up
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Simple and complex payroll onboarding option

$25-$50 per new employee

Global payroll

  • Payroll set up offshore as required
  • Monthly processing
  • All compliance obligations
  • Employee queries + departures

Monthly price per country

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More detail on our payroll services and how they can help you

Outsourced payroll service

Sleep well knowing we’re handling your payroll, including:

  • Setting up each new employee in the payroll system
  • Handling employee departures, including leave payouts
  •  Processing superannuation quarterly
  • Covering PAYG on BAS/IAS
  • End-of-year payroll processing of group certificates, including preparing and lodging your employer payment summary to the ATO
  • Managing payroll queries from your team


Our monthly payroll service has a $200 set up fee and the following monthly pricing:

  • $17/employee/month for up to 5 employees
  • $15/employee/month for 6-10 employees
  • $14/employee/month for 11-20 employees
  • $12/employee/month for 21-30 employees
  • $10/employee/month for 30+ employees

Fortnightly payroll processing is an additional $2/employee/mth above our monthly payroll processing fee, and weekly is an additional $4/employee/mth above our monthly processing fee.

Please note: You will need to make sure your company is registered and completes your annual workers compensation obligations and any other insurance obligations. Or we can do it for you for $200/state for registration and $10/state/month for lodgements.

Also, don’t forget about payroll tax. When you reach the tax threshold for your state, we can help you register for it and meet your monthly reporting obligations. We'll discuss our fee with you first, always.

Let's talk

Employee onboarding

Once you’re at a certain size or when you’re scaling up and hiring quickly, the employee onboarding process and experience become more important.

We know and recommend Employment Hero for this. It includes an applicant tracking system, sending/receiving offer letters, identity checks, right to work and company policy acceptance, payroll set up and employee welcome.


Depending on your needs:

  • Our initial set up fee ranges from $300 to $750 (one-off)
  • Employee onboarding ranges from $25–$50 per new starter depending on the complexity of your process

You will also need the Employment Hero platform to run the process. Their pricing starts at $7/month, which includes paperless onboarding, standard contracts and policies to start you off plus a range of employee benefits.

There are a lot of possibilities here, and we work with startups and SMEs who use various options, so it’s best to talk through your particular needs.


Global payroll management

Expanding overseas is exciting and nerve wracking. It’s also a whole lot more “interesting” from a payroll perspective and this is not something you want to wrap your head around when there’s so much else to do.

We’re here to help. Several of our Australian-based clients have expanded overseas and we’ve helped with all their accounting obligations, including payroll.

We run payroll in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US and the UK. Every country has a different system and different obligations. Talk to us about your expansion plans and we’ll explain your outsourced payroll service options.


The word on the street…

… is that we’re great! You can take our word for it but it’s probably better coming from our clients.

“Outsourcing our accounting has allowed us to get on with everything else, like building our factory! The R&D Tax Incentive has also been very important. ”

Debbie and Lucas Van der Walt



“The team has helped me focus on what’s important - product and customers. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders.”

Mandeep Sodhi

Founder & CEO


Darren Wolchyn Smart Paddock

“R&D tax is an annual critical source of funding for us and we’ve used Standard Ledger since the beginning. It’s also been crucial to have the R&D finance option.”

Darren Wolchyn

CEO and Founder

Smart Paddock

“Standard Ledger’s knowledge has been awesome - how to raise money and how to make startups make financial sense. ”

Jock Lawrence



“It just made sense to hand my bookkeeping over to people I trust. It frees up my brain space.”

Shannon Gilleland


Pronto Bottle

“Standard Ledger has been instrumental in helping us formulate our structures and financial models. ”

Shane Thatcher



“Working with Remco and Mike has transformed my knowledge and enabled us to grow safely. ”

Charlie Hamer


Public Sector Network

“With Standard Ledger as our virtual CFO, we achieved an exit beyond what we’d ever hoped. ”

Kerin Haddon

Managing Director

Moorabbin Bin Hire

“Having Standard Ledger’s CFO support has been extremely valuable in accessing funding. ”

Richard Kavanagh


Piiq Digital

“We’re a startup, and these guys 'get it' and just get stuff done. They are making the complicated simple. ”

Michelle Nazarri



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