Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

Companies have a lot on their plate these days. Daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities vary between companies and individual employees, but the bottom line is that they’re always busy with something. And since payroll is arguably one of the most important tasks that needs to get done every month, it’s crucial that it’s done accurately, efficiently and in full compliance with federal and state laws. . Payroll is crucial to operating your business; and despite its importance, payroll is the type of job that, if done well, your employees never notice. It’s once things go awry that someone takes note and you have a major problem on your hands. Outsourcing payroll might be an expense you don’t want to incur at this time… However, there are many benefits you might not have thought of in getting someone else to handle your company’s payroll. Read on to discover the unique benefits of outsourcing your payroll:

Cost Reduction

One of the biggest arguments in favor of outsourcing payroll responsibilities within a company is the reduction of cost. Even though you’re spending money outside of your company to have payroll completed, it’s time that you (or someone else at your company) can spend doing other important tasks. It’s a simple equation of time saved equals money earned. Think about all of the time and money spent training new employees, staying up to date on industry news and changes within your own company; not to mention the nightmare of employee turnover. Forget that mess… Trust a team of experts, built to handle it all. Trust Paysmart. 

 Better Federal and State Compliance

Like we mentioned above, making errors in payroll when it comes to regulations are not what you want to be doing with your payroll. The potential costs of making big errors in compliance are not worth the risk if you have employees who are not seasoned with all of the regulations at state and federal levels. Just because you are not an expert in this area does not mean that you will not be held liable for these mistakes. Wouldn’t it be better if you put your payroll (and all of the compliance that goes with it) in the hands of professionals that are well-versed in all aspects of wage and hour laws like your friends here at Paysmart. 

 Time Savings

While this might be obvious, it’s worth noting: Outsourcing your payroll responsibilities means you’ll have more time for other important responsibilities. Payroll takes a lot of time, and it usually requires at least one employee (depending on the size of your company) solely devoted to payroll to make it happen. Imagine how much more progress that employee could make on other tasks related to your business if they’re not stuck doing payroll. By outsourcing payroll, you’re saving yourself and your employees valuable time. 

 Better Technology Access

Especially if you’re a smaller company, you might not have access to the technology to enable doing payroll to be quick and seamless. Here at Paysmart, we have a host of services that we can tailor directly to your business to ensure that you have everything you need. We can handle everything from direct deposit, taxes, time clock services and more. With the technology and knowledgeable staff it takes, we can take care of all of your needs surrounding payroll.

Customer Service

Outsourcing your payroll to a company like ours also means you’ll have access to our one-of-a-kind customer service. We’re committed to our customers here at Paysmart, and we pride ourselves on having a quick 48-hour turnaround time for answering your questions and alleviating your concerns. Our team is here to help with whatever you need, and our level of great customer service doesn’t stop after you sign on the dotted line. We’ll help you pick out the package you need and be with you every step of the way.

Why Choose Paysmart?

So why Paysmart? At the end of the day, only you can decide whether outsourcing your payroll is the best option for you. We can only present the facts and benefits of outsourcing payroll and our value to a company like yours. For reliable and customer-first services, trust us to deliver and contact us to learn more about everything we can offer you.


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Rachel McClaran, EA


As an Enrolled Agent with more than 15 years of experience, Rachel works closely with her business and individual clients to give them the tax and accounting support they need. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time on the water with her husband and their two children. Rachel is an active member of the Junior League of Greenville, Inc.

Hina Rogers

Payroll Specialist

Hina joined the Paysmart team in August 2022. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, before moving to Greenville, SC. She earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education. After college, she represented her alma mater as an enrollment counselor in the Southeast and Western states. She enjoys traveling, road trips, cooking, and quality time with her family. Hina looks forward to serving your company’s needs! 

Sharon Quantrille

Payroll Specialist

Sharon has spent several years in the accounting industry and has completed courses to hone her skills as a Payroll Specialist. Her background as an educator, professional musician, and Human Resources Generalist has contributed to her communication skills, commitment to professionalism, and organizational skills that make her a tremendous benefit to her Paysmart clients and colleagues. A graduate of Bob Jones University with a B.S. degree in Music Education, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Human Resources Generalist Certificate, Sharon spends her free time gardening, hiking, playing the piano, and spending time with her four adult children.

Haleigh Bates

Payroll Specialist

Haleigh joined our team in May of 2022 as a payroll specialist. Haleigh has over eight years of experience helping personal and small business clients with their financial needs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children, Caden, Addie, and Mason.  She likes to go hiking, spend time at the beach, and volunteer at her church in the children’s ministry. 

Courtney Rossello

Payroll Tax Manager

Courtney joined the team at Paysmart Payroll Services in September 2020.  She was raised in Simpsonville, SC, and graduated from Clemson University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a concentration in public administration.  Courtney began her payroll career in 2011 and currently works in the payroll tax department at Paysmart.  She strives to make every client feel comfortable knowing their payroll taxes and tax returns are handled accurately and efficiently.  Courtney is also a volunteer Treasurer for a local middle school in Greenville County.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with special needs children, road trips, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. 

Emily Hargrave

Senior Payroll Specialist

Emily received her bachelor’s degree in music from West Coast Baptist College. Since her college days, Emily has gained nearly 18 years of experience in office operations and project management. Emily joined Paysmart in 2017 and enjoys using her skills to support clients and the Paysmart team.

 At heart, Emily is a small-town country girl from the Midwest but is happy now to call the Upstate home, where she doesn’t have to endure harsh winters. Emily’s favorite ways to spend her free time are reading a good book, challenging herself with puzzles, and doing her best not to kill the plants in her garden.

Julie Shull

Client Success Specialist

Julie is the Client Success Specialist for Paysmart Payroll.  She joined the team as a Payroll Specialist in March of 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from NC State University and earned an MBA from Gardner-Webb University while playing on the GWU women’s tennis team. After starting her career with Wilson Sporting Goods as a Financial Analyst, she took a few years off to raise twin boys until she began working for Greenville County Schools in 2014.  Julie enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.

Brad Detandt

Payroll Administrator

A graduate of Northland International University with a BA in Counseling, Brad Detandt leads the day-to-day operations of the Paysmart team. He is eager to grow the firm’s client portfolio. He brings a diverse employment background in retail, manufacturing, nonprofit ministries, and business development, with
a specialized focus on team development and process improvement. Brad’s professional – and personal – mission is to “Be Great. Serve!” Brad enjoys spontaneous activities and weekend trips to state parks with his wife Miranda and his three children.

Stephen C. Stokes

CPA | President

Stephen has more than 14 years’ experience working with individuals and businesses to meet their tax, accounting, and payroll needs. He has been the managing partner of Paysmart Payroll Services since January 2009. He is a licensed certified public accountant in South Carolina and Georgia. Stephen is also a member of the South Carolina Association of CPAs, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. Stephen was born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Greenville, South Carolina, several years ago. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffani, and daughters, Madeline and Julianna. He is actively involved in his church and enjoys reading, sports, and other outdoor activities.