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Employment Hero Payroll

By Employment Hero Payroll
4.53 out of 5 stars
Automate as much of your payroll processes as you like with the power of a fully integrated payroll platform.
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Listed for
9 years
January 2015
Key functions
Accountant tools
Payroll HR


Employment Hero Payroll is a cloud-based payroll platform designed to free businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, and outsourced payroll providers from the stressors of payroll. With a one-off set up, repetitive payroll tasks can be run automatically in the background with our automated pay runs feature.

We provide businesses the tools to promote compliance, empower employees and better manage employee costs throughout the whole pay cycle.

  • Leave the math to us; Employment Hero Payroll automates calculations such as pay rates, tax and more.
  • Save hours on auditing with automatic calculations.
  • Empower employees to manage their own payment and personal information, so that you don’t have to.
  • Streamline the shift and timesheet to pay run process, so you can have confidence in compliance.
  • Run multiple pay runs in the background at the same time and enjoy greater control by choosing specific dates to automate tasks.
  • Build and send reports on a recurring basis, based on the schedule set.
  • Get support with compliance.

With our features doing the legwork for you, Employment Hero Payroll gives you more hours in the day to focus on strategic tasks that grow your business.

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Employment Hero Payroll + Xero

“The integration with Xero is another brilliant feature that sets Employment Hero Payroll apart. You set it up one time, and the journal is always posted accurately at the time that you submit the payroll. It’s seamless.”

  • Brendon Dallas, Founder and Director at PennyBooks

One-click payroll integration means that in a few minutes, information is directly synced with your Xero account. Once connected, Employment Hero Payroll will automate administrative, and transactional payroll tasks and free up valuable time for businesses.

Employment Hero Payroll’s integration with Xero enables users to import their chart of accounts and post-draft or published payroll journal entries directly into Xero after the pay run has been finalised.

Integrating Employment Hero Payroll with Xero opens up even more customisation for your business, equipping you with the power of a fully automated end-to-end payroll system and seamless accounting in the cloud. Employment Hero Payroll also fully integrates with every Xero plan, giving you even more ways to tailor your experience.

Support business growth with Employment Hero Payroll x Xero integration:

  • No limit on businesses or employees
  • Only pay for active employees
  • Automate SuperStream compliant super processing
  • Evaluate wage allocation costs against timesheets to manage employees and budget.
  • Make informed staffing decisions - easily report employee earning lines and timesheets to a location.

With Employment Hero Payroll and Xero, you can keep track of data all from within a single platform and scale as your business grows.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Gustav Bessinger
Posted 7 Feb 2024
2 out of 5 stars

Not suitable to accurately account for complexities around New Zealand leave entitlements

We were sold a complete timekeeping and payroll solutions and spent weeks implementing the system only to learn subsequently that leave wasn't accruing correctly for our staff that didn't have a fixed work pattern, so be careful if you want to use this in a business where staff work different shifts each week.
2 people found this review helpful.
Bonnie Muir
Posted 15 Aug 2023
1 out of 5 stars

Don't waste your time

Worst decision we have made. It takes an age to set up, the rostering functionalities are clunky, the app for staff to clock in/out doesn't work, and the customer service team takes days to get back to you to fix any problems. Absolute waste of money, save yourself time and money and look elsewhere.
6 people found this review helpful.
Joanne Swannell
Posted 9 Apr 2021
5 out of 5 stars


Keypay has definitely provided a streamlined way to complete payroll, few glitches but certainly 5 stars :)

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Employment Hero Payroll
Invoicesshared from Employment Hero Payroll to Xero
Accountsshared from Xero to Employment Hero Payroll
Tracking Categoriesshared from Xero to Employment Hero Payroll
Tax Ratesshared from Xero to Employment Hero Payroll
Journalsshared from Employment Hero Payroll to Xero


Accountant toolsPayroll HR



App details

By Employment Hero Payroll
Added in 2015


Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom




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(02) 8880 9282



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