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Employment Hero Payroll

By Employment Hero
4.73 out of 5 stars
Automate manual payroll processes, ensure HMRC compliance and save time with Employment Hero Payroll’s cloud-based payroll and workforce management system.


Employment Hero Payroll (formerly KeyPay) is 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 tools to promote compliance and better manage costs. This includes employee self service, rostering, and time and attendance features that streamline processes.

Users can automatically submit all required RTI reporting, National Insurance data and PAYE to HMRC in just a click. 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.

Employment Hero Payroll + Xero

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 equips you with a fully-featured workforce management and payroll experience alongside seamless accounting in the cloud.

Reviews & ratings

4.7 out of 5 stars
30 Reviews
5 star(77%)
4 star(20%)
3 star(3%)
2 star(0%)
1 star(0%)
Joanne Swannell
5 out of 5 stars


Keypay has definitely provided a streamlined way to complete payroll, few glitches but certainly 5 stars :)
Chrissie Smith
5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love Keypay and its integration with Xero. Keypay support is brilliant when needed, but once everything is set up its an absolute breeze. Also love its capabilities when it comes to accruing and using TIL.
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Kyle Bourke
5 out of 5 stars

Great payroll system particularly for those using Australian award pay rates and conditions

KeyPay has worked so well for our business, the preloaded awards and their easy and timely evolution through legislation changed to STP and during the COVID pandemic have taken the hassle and risk out of payroll compliance.

Additional info

Shared data

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

App details

By Employment Hero
Added in 2015


Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom




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