Keeping employees happy starts with timely and accurate payroll. Let us take care of it for you.
Payroll taxes are expensive enough;
processing fees should not cost you an arm and a leg.
We will take care of you!
Remember, we are business owners ourselves. The first time we hired an employee, we knew we were taking on a huge responsibility, but we knew that to grow we would need help. It was the moment when Backyard Bookkeeper became a true business, not just a job we had created for our selves.
When our first team member joined us, we were lucky because we already knew how to navigate all the rules and forms to file, so running payroll was easy for us. Yes, you read that right, there are a lot of rules to follow! Payroll taxes are nonnegotiable. If you don’t file or pay your income tax, it might take the IRS a couple years to catch up with you. But if you don’t file or pay your payroll tax, it will only take them a couple months to start looking for you, and you will have to pay stiff penalties and interest to resolve your outstanding balance.
We love what we do, and our payroll specialists enjoy navigating the ins and outs of federal and state payroll regulations. Read below to learn why our service is the best in the market.
Get to know your payroll team!
Jess is our Operations and Hr manager and Tech Support expert, but honestly, she is our superhero. She likes doing things well and making sure everyone she is with feels happier when they leave. Her background includes teaching technology, running an office, bookkeeping, and protecting the world from evil one joyful moment at a time.
Her passions include extreme sports, building and fixing stuff, making music, playing everywhere she is, and learning.
Rachel’s love for numbers and solving problems started in her high school accounting class. That class pushed her to pursue bookkeeping for small businesses, of which she has several years’ experience. Rachel’s motivation comes from calendars, schedules, rules, and routines, which makes payroll processes her favorite.
Outside the office, Rachel loves hiking, baking, and going on vacation. She is a mom to six incredible kids. She would love to always be in the mountains or on the beach. Her favorite days are when she can spend time with her husband watching her kids perform in sports and other activities.
Jessica’s payroll career began as an owner and office administrator of a construction company. Along with 10+ years of customer service experience, she not only enjoys working with others but also working with finances. She finds peace in organizing, scheduling, and focusing on the details.
Outside of work, you may find her off-roading or camping alongside her husband and their 2 kids. She also loves to read, craft, and bake.
Julie is an expert bookkeeper and accountant. Since the founding of Backyard Bookkeeper in 2008, she has worked with over 500 different companies in a wide variety of industries, including construction, nonprofit, health care, consulting, retail sales, online sales, legal, entertainment, real estate, and many more. Her latest interest is bookkeeping for businesses that involve cryptocurrency and digital assets like NFTs.
Julie also does most of the actual number crunching for the business and would rather play on Quickbooks than Facebook. She has a weakness for superhero movies, Rachmaninov, and chocolate, and loves reading in her spare time.
As the CEO, Alex is the glue that holds the company together. Responsible for marketing, client relations, and business development, she ensures that Backyard Bookkeeper offers consistent, reliable, and friendly service to all its clients.
Alex has been working most of her life and has a knack for knowing what people need. She keeps our bookkeepers in line when they party too hard. Alex loves Coke, Tom Cruise, and Mini Coopers, and won’t eat anything she can see onions in.
Krysta’s bookkeeping career started as she worked for a property management firm to put herself through college. It was there that she developed a love for business and put her strong foundation of math skills to work! Krysta has held a variety of positions in accounting and finance from Salt Lake to Washington DC. She has loved being able to work in different industries, but loves the core principles of her work. We are so grateful to have her a part of our payroll team! Krysta brings her bookkeeping and payroll skills, and by combining them leverages a tremendous amount of knowledge to the benefit of her clients.
Outside of work you will find her chasing her four kids and chauffeuring them to soccer and basketball games. When she actually gets time to herself, she is training for a race or unwinding by practicing calligraphy.
Julie (aka Juls) fell into the payroll field over 15 years ago by chance and never looked back. She is a “numbers nerd” and loves all things number related. She was a math olympiad in elementary and has had the love of math and numbers since then. Although Payroll is her passion, she also enjoys spreadsheets, accounting, bookkeeping, benefits administration, and especially reconciliations and audits.
Outside the office, Juls can usually be found with her husband riding their side-by-side machine or camping when the weather is nice. She has 4 kids, 4 grandkids, 3 Boxers, a Bearded dragon and lots of Salt Water fish. She was born and raised in Utah and hates the snow but refuses to live anywhere else since the beauty of the state is breathtaking almost anywhere you go.
Payroll services to suit your needs
Backyard Payroll LLC, sister company to Backyard Bookkeeper LLC, now offers two easy and affordable payroll processing options for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are looking for regular payroll support or just need help with an isolated issue, we are here to help.
Our team is your team.
Our payroll services
Organizing payroll, tracking payments, and settling taxes can be a lot to juggle. At Backyard Payroll, getting started is easy, then all we need from you each month are employee hours. We can take care of everything else.
With each of our payroll service plans, we include:
- Delivery of direct deposit paychecks
- Calculation of hard-copy paychecks
- Planning for and submission of state and federal taxes
- Organization and delivery of end-of-year tax information
- Management of payments to employee retirement accounts
- Arrangement of deductions and reimbursements
This option is best suited for clients who prefer flexibility in paying paychecks and who don’t need help planning for payroll taxes.
- Check payments on a varying schedule.
- State and Federal tax planning while keeping payments flexible.
- Quick two-day lead time to generate payments.
- Low monthly rate is ideal for small businesses.
- Offers you greater control of your money at any given time.
Simple, Pay As You Go Payroll
This service is best for businesses who prefer to get their payroll taxes out of the way at the same time they pay employees. With more automation, it is a great choice for businesses who just need to keep things simple.
- Paycheck delivery on a regular schedule.
- State and Federal tax planning.
- Tax payments with every paycheck, ensuring that you never fall short.
- Automated approach helps simplify payroll for busy businesses.
- Employee portal allows employees to update their own payment and tax withholding preferences.