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Gold Standard for GWA’s Payroll Team

We are proud to announce that Greaves West & Ayre’s payroll department has been awarded the Payroll Assurance Scheme accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) – the prestigious gold standard within the payroll industry.

Developed in partnership with HMRC, the much coveted award recognises our team’s commitment to compliance and maintaining best practice. It demonstrates that our payroll processes are robust and evidences good working relationships within the team and a commitment to learning and development.

GWA has a dedicated payroll team of five operating from our Haddington and Berwick-upon-Tweed offices. Between them, they are responsible for the payroll of nearly 700 businesses of every size and type. We are delighted that manager, Dianne Bradshaw, and the rest of the team have had their commitment to excellent customer service recognised.

The rigorous CIPP accreditation process examines over 60 facets of the payroll operation including processes, efficiency, compliance and staff skills and development.

A comprehensive assessor’s report emphasised how the GWA payroll department is an integral part of our firm and well-supported by the other departments, commenting: “In contrast to some accounting firms, GWA clearly regards payroll as central to their business as a whole.”

The assessor especially commended the team for their accurate and timely processing, the strength of client relationships and a largely paperless office. The team was also praised for its handling of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the quick transition to homeworking and effective handling of furlough payments.

Whether you represent a new business or one that has been trading for decades, do get in touch if you would like help with any aspect of your payroll, employment or HR issues. This CIPP accreditation provides you with additional peace of mind that you will be in good hands.

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