There are 3 ways that payroll builds the account number.

Costcodes

  • Wage accounts are coded to specific jobs or projects.
  • Suitable for hourly employees whose wage accounts are dependent upon where they worked during the pay period.
  • The jobs performed during the period may or may not be assigned different rates of pay, along with the account number.

Distribution Tables

  • Wage expenses consistently distributed to the same accounts using the same percentages.
  • Suitable for salary or hourly employees whose wage accounts are the same regardless of the number of hours worked.
  • Cannot be used with departmentalized earnings.

Departmentalization

  • Multiple departments, objects (GLSs), and their respective percentages are added to the employee record.
  • Suitable for salary or hourly employees whose wage accounts are the same regardless of the number of hours worked.
  • Similar to distribution tables, except they must be defined individually on each employee record for each type of earning defined (e.g., Salary departments, Hourly departments, Other departments).