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The experience was excellent, the process was simple and clear the whole way through, from the initial application we were fully supported by CIPP. This was our first attempt at gaining official accreditation and we were all a little apprehensive when it came to assessment day but can honestly say it was an extremely enjoyable and interesting experience. The whole team felt the day had really been worthwhile.
Head of Employee Services, NHS Trust Payroll Services
Assessment through the Payroll Assurance Scheme was undertaken to provide an external review of core processes and to assure the quality of them.  The assessment process was a welcome review and in addition to endorsing existing processes, enabled further areas for improvement to be highlighted.  Recognition gained through obtaining the PAS kitemark was seen as formal acknowledgement of high quality payroll processing which staff and customers, both internal and external find valuable.
Local Authority, Scotland

The reasons for applying for PAS accreditation were threefold –

  1. To increase the awareness within the business of the role played by payroll
  2. To give confidence to senior management that the payroll department “knows what they are doing”
  3. To re-assure myself and colleagues that the payroll processes are fit for purpose.

I think that the PAS process is a great idea which gives me re-assurance that our processes are effective.

Payroll manager, Housing Association

We believed that the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals Payroll Assurance Scheme accreditation was the best fit for our purposes.We also believe the accreditation provides our clients with the peace of mind that we have the service in place that will meet their requirements fully, as this recognizes that we have the knowledge, expertise, staff training programme, processes and procedures in place to ensure that we deliver a first class service. We also believe this accreditation provides prospective new clients looking to use our payroll service with similar peace of mind.

Obtaining the accreditation itself we felt was relatively painless and the inspection itself forms a thorough and professional review of the processes and procedures.

Payroll Operations Manager, payroll service provider

The assessment was really useful as it confirmed that we have all the right processes and procedures in place to deliver an excellent payroll service to all of our colleagues.

The focus needed to complete the accreditation is a great way of further enhancing processes, and ensuring that payroll is working in the best way possible.

I found the new accreditation process to be very slick and it is clear that the process has evolved and is really easy to follow with set criteria and guidance from CIPP

Clare Warrington MSc FCIPPdip, UK payroll compliance manager, BUPA Business Services