About Thankyou Payroll

About Thankyou Payroll

In 2009 founders Hugh Davidson and Kate Stevens-West set out to change the Payroll Industry in Aotearoa. Thankyou Payroll is an organisation, and a payroll system, designed to make a difference. 

Thankyou Payroll is a triple bottom line organisation – we look after people, planet and profit. As a purpose driven enterprise we make decisions every day that consider the social, environmental and business impact.

Thankyou Payroll started – like most businesses – in a shed.
Thankyou Payroll started – like most businesses – in a shed.

An important part of the Thankyou Payroll whānau is the Thankyou Charitable Trust (NZ Registered Charity CC50391). In the 2019/20 financial year the Trust distributed $55,400 – to 39 recipients – in New Zealand. This was generously donated by our customers (using our unique payroll giving system) and Thankyou Payroll. 

Thankyou Charitable Trust Pot Luck Dinner in Wellington 2018.
Thankyou Charitable Trust Pot Luck Dinner in Wellington 2018.

Our Payroll system and software is free for charities so every week we run payroll for thousands of employees at registered New Zealand Charities. Our team also walks the talk spending volunteer days helping community groups.

Climate Positive – Certified by Ekos.

As part of our commitment to the environment we’re certified – by Ekos International – carbon positive (we offset 20% more carbon than we consume). Also, our team is always looking for ways to help restore the planet from responsible transport choices, planting trees and participating in international climate events. Thankyou Payroll is part of the Climate Leaders Coalition and an active member of the Sustainable Business Network.

Thankyou Payroll is registered with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) as a PAYE Intermediary. That means our team has the skills and systems to help you with your tax filing. We work with the IRD to help you spend less time on paperwork and more time on your other important jobs. 

Read our NZ Payroll Guide to learn more about everything payroll.

You still have to organise your timesheets and pay-runs and deposit the pay, but you can call our customer success team if you need help or have any questions around leave, paying employees, or our payroll system. We recommend you use an accountant or bookkeeper to help you with your business – if you’d like us to introduce you to someone in your area please contact our partners team.

Our Customers

As well as thousands of charities, we run pays – every week – for thousands of New Zealand businesses. We know how complicated running pay can be so our team is trained to help businesses of all sizes meet their PAYE obligations with the Inland Revenue Department.

I must say that the customer service at ThankYou Payroll is the best I have ever experienced – second to none – I’m blown away by your service.

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We’ll take care of your payroll filing and give you back your time so you can get on with your important jobs. 

We take the pain out of payroll.

Our Partners

We’re grateful for a network of partners around New Zealand that help us to help their clients – we’re talking about all the bookkeeper, accountants, tax agents and business advisers that recommend or run pay with our system. 

If you’d like to apply to be a Thankyou Payroll Partner organisation please contact our Partners Team – partners@thankyoupayroll.co.nz

Our Board

Over the last decade we’ve built up a stellar board to support and advise our CEO Christina Bellis. Our board covers a diverse skill base to help govern Thankyou Payroll as we grow over the next decade and beyond. 

Desiree Williams, our chair, leads a diverse group of people with complementary skills in governance and strategy across multiple industries. The board has experience with both non-profit and traditional companies.

Our Team

Our Customer Success Team works from both our Dunedin and Wellington offices and several team members work remotely so they can balance family life and work life all while reducing unnecessary commuting. We always connect online via slack, zoom, email and the phone. You can contact the team during work hours on the phone 0800 895 146, or via email help@thankyoupayroll.co.nz

The Thankyou Payroll Team on Retreat 2019.
The Thankyou Payroll Team on Retreat 2019.
Top Row – Caro, Kayrn
Middle Row – Lesleigh, Monita, Becky, Christina
Front Row – Mike, Leandro, Andy, Tom, Janie, Catarina, Silvana, Megan, Patrik, Saima, Brendan, Bjorn, Heather.

The design team works closely with the development team, continually improving the Payroll System. Our design and development process has grown over the years, as has the development team. We’re constantly testing new improvements and making the current product even better. 

Wellington is home for the management and marketing team who help our amazing team help businesses pay their people all over New Zealand. 

The team at Thankyou Payroll on Zoom.
The team at Thankyou Payroll on Zoom.

You can find everyone – no matter where they are – at our standup meeting every morning.

Pixie keeping an eye on the Thankyou Payroll Team.
Pixie keeping an eye on the Thankyou Payroll Team.

No team profile, for Thankyou Payroll, is complete without mentioning our four legged friends. In every office, at any time, you’ll meet several dogs. 

At Thankyou Payroll dogs occasionally outnumber humans. You can read more about How Working with Dogs can make your Life more Awesome on our blog.

Work at Thankyou Payroll

We’re growing and we’re always looking for smart people that like to get things done and make a difference. If you’re interested in working at Thankyou Payroll please complete this form and we’ll be in touch.