Procountor's functions related to the payment of salaries are described on this page.
Salary and wage payment
You can pay salaries and wages through Procountor when you have selected Bank transfer and Salary payment in the Management > Company info > Bank account information view.Before selecting the payment service to use, please make sure that you have opened the services for your company’s payment accounts at your bank.You can always get up-to-date information on banking agreements from your bank.
You can pay approved salary lists by selecting Salary payment in the Payment view.
Note! You cannot queue salaries paid to outside the SEPA zone through the Salary payment view, i.e. you must have the recipient’s IBAN account number and BIC code, and the salary must be paid in euros.
The information of salary lists due for payment is displayed in the Payment view. In the view, select the bank account used for the payment and the Payment date, i.e. the debiting date of the payer’s account, and queue the salaries for payment by clicking on the Pay salary list button.The available bank accounts depend on your company’s bank account settings.You can set the Payment date to a different day than the due date of the salary slip.Only the payment date affects the payment of SEPA salaries, i.e. the due date of the salary slip has no bearing on payment.
For example, the salary will be paid to the recipient’s account on Friday 21 October if its payment date in the program is Thursday 20 October, even though the due date of the salary slip is 25 October.
The employer must pay particular attention to weekends and national holidays with regard to salary payment.If a payday falls on a weekend or national holiday, the salary must be on the recipient’s account on the previous banking day.In such cases, the payment date must then be the banking day before the date of salary payment.Finnish banks have agreed that payments are transferred to the recipients’ bank accounts on the following banking day, regardless of the recipient’s bank.
For example, if the payday falls on Saturday 12 November, the salary must be on the recipient’s account on Friday 11 November, and the due date of the payment must be set to 10 November.
After a salary list has been queued for payment, its status will change to Payment queued, and its payment can still be cancelled by clicking on the Cancel payment button in the same Payment view. Procountor delivers salary data to banks on the due dates of salary lists.
The status of the salary list will change to Payment sent to bank when Procountor has sent the salary data to the bank on the due date.The salary data can no longer be cancelled at this point.
You can view the payment information of salary lists retroactively in the Salary payment view, in which the payment dates and total paid sums of salary lists, along with the bank accounts used for their payment, are saved in the Payment transactions section.
If the payment of a salary list fails at the bank for some reason, customer service can remove the regular payment status of a salary list, after which payment transactions can be deleted from the list by clicking on the Remove payment transaction button in the Salary payment view.The button removes the payment transaction from all salary slips in the list; you do not need to individually delete the transaction from each slip.
Unlike with the payment of other receipts, no information remains of previous, cancelled and deleted payment transactions in the Salary payment view.The view contains payment transactions only when the payment of the salary list has a status of Payment queued, Payment sent to bank or Paid.
Payment schedules at banks
Banks process SEPA salary data on the due dates of salaries (debiting dates of accounts) no later than:
- Nordea, 6.30 p.m.
- Danske Bank, 6.30 p.m.
- OP-Pohjola Group, 6.00 p.m.
- Aktia, 5.30 p.m.
- Säästöpankki, 5.30 p.m.
- Local co-operative banks (POP Banks), 5.30 p.m.
- Handelsbanken, 5.30 p.m.
- Ålandsbanken, 3.30 p.m.
- LähiTapiola Bank, 3.30 p.m.
Salaries sent after the processing deadline for the current day are rejected by banks.
Note! Banks recommend that salaries be paid at least an hour in advance of the processing deadline, so that any disruptions in communications will not jeopardise the payment of salaries.When salaries are paid in good time before the deadline, this gives more time to react to any payment errors and resend corrected salary data to banks.
The Payment schedules represent information available at the time of writing and are subject to change. You can check up-to-date payment schedules from your bank or the links below:
- Handelsbanken (Click on Payments and invoices > Outgoing transactions > Data transfer and Web Services > Processing times)