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Payroll transactions feed into the GL and Grants module in UFS. It is essential that adjustments to pay are processed in the correct period, paying particular attention to staffing movements to minimise overpayments.

Tasks required

Final date for completion

Check all new staff contracts have been sent to HR.

Mon 5 Jul


Review the final department monthly payroll for established staff (stipends, wages, and research salaries etc.). Please refer to the CHRIS Burst Report to ensure all current payroll account codes are correct.

Mon 5 Jul


Final date for overtime claims input to Payroll.

Mon 12 Jul


Final date for input of weekly payments for the 2020/21 financial year

Mon 2 Aug


Final date for making UPS payments on the 2020/21 financial year

Thu 5 Aug


Accrue for any payroll costs that should be included in the 2020/21 financial year that will miss the deadline. If required, advice on accruals is available from the Central and Research Accounting section Helpdesk. Refer Appendix A for journal example.

Tue 31 Aug



Important dates

Final monthly payroll posting Fri 23 Jul
Final weekly payroll posting for 2019/20 Fri 6 Aug
Final date for UPS payroll posting into 2019/20 Fri 13 Aug
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Credit (July posting) Wed 25 Aug


Payroll accruals

Overtime and UPS costs etc. for the 2020/21 year should be accrued if you are aware of them, and know they will not make the above deadline dates. This does NOT apply to Grants.

In the GL, there are specific transaction codes that should be used for payroll expenses. (Refer to for specifics). The credit transaction code for an accrual is VBAK.

All Payroll payments for the July period will be charged to the financial year 2020/21

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