Small Business Payroll Services
Affordable payroll processing & tax withholding in Milwaukee & Madison WI
Keep your employees happy with on-time, accurate paychecks you never have to worry about.
Payroll and other HR services are essential but often costly to small businesses and startups. Letting your bookkeeping firm handle your employee payroll preparation not only takes a huge administrative burden off your shoulders, it makes economic sense.
How our payroll services save you money:
- Eliminates the expense of having internal employees process payroll and distribute checks
- Valuable employees are free to focus on work directly benefiting the business
- Peace of mind knowing you're in legal compliance with IRS rules
The Giersch Group isn’t the nation’s largest payroll service provider, but when it comes to taking care of bookkeeping & payroll for small businesses in Wisconsin, we’ve got the big guys beat.
You’ll get training, responsive customer service (in your own time zone) and peace of mind knowing you can trust our family-owned business to take care of you. Should the need arise, you’ll have the option to take advantage of many other bookkeeping and accounting services from the same firm.
On the fence about outsourcing your payroll? Get in touch for a free, no-pressure consultation on the phone, online, or at our offices in Milwaukee, Brookfield or Madison. While we draw many of our clients from southeast Wisconsin, our services are 100% virtual and available nationwide.
What do payroll services include?
For starters, you’ll have more time and peace of mind knowing your employees’ paychecks are being processed efficiently and accurately.
We also provide:
- QuickBooks™ or other online accounting software setup and support
- Printed checks, pay stubs and direct deposit
- Attendance/time tracking and PTO accrual
- Local, state and federal payroll tax filing
- Printable W-2s
Already outsourcing your payroll? When you engage our bookkeeping services we can work with your outsourced payroll company so you have more time and energy for your business.
Our partnership with ADP
Run Powered by ADP® is a convenient, secure, cloud-based platform that makes conducting small business payroll a streamlined process. Within our partnership with ADP, we have access to exclusive resources which add value to every client engagement.
It allows us:
- Enhanced reporting capabilities with single sign-on access to all clients’ payroll data & tax forms, payroll trends and time-sensitive notifications
- To conveniently generate or schedule multi-client payroll reports
- Effortless payroll processing for our clients as often as required
- To pay employees as requested, from direct deposit, to ADPCheck™, to online pay information tools
- A way to easily map our clients’ general ledger and import pay data directly into Quickbooks or any other accounting software
- To securely send and receive documents like agency tax notices, ask questions and track the status of service requests
Payroll services for construction companies
Construction payroll can be a bear – you could be wrestling with Wisconsin prevailing wage rates, union fringe benefits, and multiple trades and tax jurisdictions. We can handle your certified payroll and construction reporting, even with multiple jobs, locations, trades, pay rate, you name it. We have years of experience helping Wisconsin contractors streamline their accounting, financial reporting and payroll.
We can help you with:
- Certified payroll
- Billable vs non-billable hours
- Payroll processing outside regular schedule
- Payroll garnishment accounting
- Deductions for employee loans
- Employee expense reimbursement
Outsourcing your construction bookkeeping and payroll to the Giersch Group gives you a comprehensive service for your accounting, payroll and financial reporting.
We understand the complex accounting and tax regulations construction companies and contractors face, and our specialized bookkeeping services for construction companies can help you and your workers get paid faster.
Payroll services for independent contractors
Working with independent contractors means keeping detailed records of all their payments to complete a 1099-MISC form at the end of the year (in other words, extra work).
Our payroll services let you easily pay your independent contractors on your schedule, whether you hire exclusively contractors or a combination of contractors and W-2 employees. We’ll even generate, prepare and file your 1099s.
Payroll Services for Restaurants
Restaurant payroll tends to be more complicated than other small businesses. There are hourly wages, gratuities, service charges, tax rules & credits, and other regulations your business needs to stay on top of to remain compliant with state and federal laws.
Our payroll services for restaurants, bars, cafes and fast casual food businesses take the administrative burden of payroll management off your shoulders so you can spend more time keeping your customers happy. We have deep experience working with franchise businesses and offer franchise payroll services along with profit-focused accounting and consulting services.
We understand the payroll needs of restaurants and other hospitality companies and make your life easier with services like compliant overtime calculations and tip sign-off reporting. This gives you written proof of your employees’ declared tips so you have peace of mind knowing you’re in compliance with government regulations.
We can also set up minimum wage alerts so you’ll always be informed when an employee’s wages and tips fail to meet minimum wage requirements. Whether you’re a restaurant owner or franchisee we know you’ll find our payroll services invaluable. Get in touch for a free initial consultation today to learn how our payroll and bookkeeping services for restaurants can help you.
Payroll Services for Trucking Companies
Our payroll services for trucking companies make life easier for company owners, truck drivers and owner operators.
In addition to our standard payroll services, we’re well versed in payroll needs specific to trucking and transportation professionals including:
- Per diem
- Comcheck advances
- Trip expenses
- Team/solo miles
- Shuttle runs
We can also help you with IFTA fuel tax reporting and regular financial reporting through our bookkeeping services for trucking companies.
Payroll services for one employee
Our bookkeeping and payroll services are flexible and affordable for small companies, even those with only a single employee.
We can also handle the accounting and payroll for household employees like a nanny, dog walker or personal assistant.
Payroll services for the self-employed
If you work for yourself, you have to follow all the laws, rules and regulations for employers, including paying the employer’s share of payroll taxes.
Deductions and payments to state and federal tax authorities must be made accurately and on time (typically at least every quarter) or you could wind up with stiff fines and penalties.
Our payroll services for the self-employed let you put your personal paychecks on autopilot so you can get back to work (and sleep like a baby knowing your tax deductions are in order).
As your business grows, you’ll be able to pay additional employees without missing a beat.
Payroll services for churches
Outsource your payroll and look forward to payday again.
Payroll for clergy and church employees isn’t like typical business payroll – there are special tax requirements, there may be a housing allowance to pay, and it seems like special regulations involving ministries are always changing.
With our service you’ll enjoy full-service payroll administration and bookkeeping tailored just for your church, at an affordable rate.
We can get you set up and trained in the right online accounting software, and teach you how to interpret your financials. In case of a payroll compliance audit, we’re there to make it easier on you.
Just give us a call or send us a message and we’ll set up a free consultation to discuss pricing, how it works and go over your questions.
Payroll services for nonprofits
Outsourcing your nonprofit payroll can save organizations plenty of money, compared to the cost of hiring a full-time HR employee or bookkeeper.
The Giersch Group helps Wisconsin nonprofits meet their accounting and HR needs affordably, so your staff can focus on your mission.
We work with charities and nonprofit organizations all the time, and understand the unique payroll requirements involved.
Outsource your nonprofit payroll and get peace of mind knowing your payroll taxes and filing are being done by the letter and up to date with the latest IRS regulation for tax-exempt organizations.
Payroll services for startups
Our payroll services for startups will help you keep your dream team happy and avoid IRS penalties for payroll errors (not to mention free up your valuable time).
No matter what type of staffing situation your new business has, we’ll handle direct deposit and tax withholdings for your W-2 and 1099 employees, do the payroll tax filing for your startup (local, state, and federal) and keep track of attendance, hours, and PTO accrual.
As your new business grows we can support you in additional ways including additional HR services, bookkeeping and financial reporting, and management consulting.
Outsourced & Onsite Payroll Services for Wisconsin
Our virtual payroll services are available for businesses in Wisconsin and anywhere in the country. Based out of our offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Brookfield, we primarily serve businesses in and around Milwaukee, Dane, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties with in-office bookkeeping services.
Milwaukee County bookkeepers serving: Downtown Milwaukee, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Glendale, Fox Point, River Hills, Brown Deer, Granville, Butler, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Greendale, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis & everywhere in between.
Dane County bookkeepers serving: Madison, Middleton, Waunakee, Windsor, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Fitchburg, Verona, Riley, Pine Bluff, Cross Plains, Springfield Corners, Black Earth, Mazomanie, Mt. Horeb, Belleville, Rutland, Stoughton, Kengosa, Deerfield, Monona & everywhere in between.
Ozaukee County bookkeepers serving: Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Lakefield, Grafton, Saukville, Port Washington, Knellsville, Newburg, Waubeka, Fredonia, Holy Cross, Belgium, Dacada & everywhere in between.
Waukesha County bookkeepers serving: Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Muskego, Big Bend, Vernon, Mukwonago, Jericho, Eagle, North Prairie, Saylesville, Genesee Depot, Ottawa, Wales, Dousman, Delafield, Oconomowoc, Monterey, Nashotah, Hartland, Merton, Town of Lisbon, Sussex, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Butler, Pewaukee & everywhere in between.
Washington County bookkeepers serving: Germantown, Hubertus, Richfield, Thompson, Ackerville, Hartford, Kirchhayn, Jackson, Cedar Creek, Slinger, Cedar Lake, St. Lawrence, Allenton, Addison, St. Anthony, Kohlsville, Wayne, Kewaskum, Boltonville, Fillmore, Cheeseville, Young America, West Bend, Nabob and everywhere in between.
Small Business Bookkeeping & Payroll Solutions from a Local Consulting Firm
Our Milwaukee bookkeeping firm has the resources to more efficiently handle your small business payroll services. From processing and printing checks to using the best payroll software and properly filing payroll taxes, we can cover every aspect of payroll administration along with your bookkeeping so you can devote your time to growing your business.
Get a free consultation for your business to learn how Giersch Group can save you money.