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Only some pay details can be edited once you’ve recorded a pay. You can change these pay details:
employee bank account details
whether a cheque or pay slip needs to be printed or emailed.
If you need to correct other details, such as record leave or correct payment amount, you'll need to reverse or delete the pay and enter it again. Note that your user role must allow you to delete or reverse transactions.
Before you make changes, you need to set your preferences to allow transactions to be changed (see below).
How to edit a pay
To edit a a pay you’ve already recorded, locate and open the pay transaction. You can use the Find Transactions option in the Command Centre, select the employee in the Card tab and clicking the pay's blue zoom arrow (if the zoom arrow is not blue, you'll need to change your security preferences).
If your user role allows you to change preferences, you can change this option at any time.
Go to the Setup menu and select Preferences.
- Select the Security tab,
- Deselect the Transactions CAN'T be Changed; They Must be reversedoption.
Ensure the Transactions can’t be changed, they must be reversed preference is not selected in the Setup menu > Preferences > Security tab.
Redisplay the pay by clicking Find Transactions in the Command Centre, selecting the employee in the Card tab and clicking the pay's blue zoom arrow.
Go to the Edit menu and choose Delete Transaction.
Either make the adjustments on their next pay, or record a new pay for the employee using the Process Payroll Assistant (Payroll command centre > Process Payroll).
Enter the super amounts or leave hours you need to adjust as positive or negative amounts. Remember to zero out all the categories that you are not adjusting.
The end result should be $0 net pay, and the only amounts/values should be against the categories you are editing. You'll be notified that you are recording a $0 pay, and that it will be a "void" cheque. That's fine in this case.
If you've overpaid an employee you can make an adjustment on their next pay, or if they have paid back the amount, record a new pay for the employee using the Process Payroll Assistant (Payroll command centre > Process Payroll).
Enter the adjustment as a negative (-) amount in the Hours or Amount columns of the category that was overpaid. Remember to zero out all the categories that you are not adjusting. The net pay amount should be equal to the overpayment, and shown as a negative amount.
Note that when recording a pay with a negative net pay amount, the payment method is automatically changed to Cash and the linked bank account for cash payments will be used. This can't be changed.
Can't record a negative pay? Yes, however, this feature is only available in AccountRight 2011 and later.