How do I produce a pay variance report?

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Within Cintra iQ, you can check your payroll using the Pay Variance Report to compare the PayDeductions and Net Pay from the current period against the previous period, highlighting any variances and possible reasons for the variance. For instance, you can check anyone within the payroll who has gone up or down in Net Pay by 20%. You can then export the data into a spreadsheet. 
This report is a very detailed version of the altered pay report, there are a number of subtle differences. All pay elements are shown by default and are flagged when a variance occurs. Current (C), Previous (P), Variance (V) are shown as rows instead of columns. 
Name Description
Current (C):

This line displays the Current Net PayPrevious Net Pay, and pay breakdown for the current period. 

Previous (P):

This line displays the Current Net PayPrevious Net Pay,  and pay breakdown for the previous period. 

Variance (V): 

This line displays the difference between the Current Period and the Previous Period.

You can also add comments to the report. The report data can be filtered by selecting the AllCurrentPrevious, or Variance Display options.

To produce the report

  1. Go to Cintra iQ: Payroll> Payroll Tools> Payroll Reports> Pay Variance Report.  The Pay Variance Report - Select Payroll and Period form appears.
  2. Select the desired Payroll.
  3. Select the desired payroll period.
  4. Click the Next button. The Pay Variance Report - Criteria form appears.
  5. Select the desired Net Pay Variance Threshold criteria.
  6. Include Starters and/or Leavers, if necessary.
  7. Click the Next button. The Pay Variance Report appears.
  8. Continue to ArchiveEmailSave, and/or Print the report. 

Spreadsheet Output example

To add variance report comments

Before starting to run a Variance Report, you can set up a list of Variance Report Comments.  This groups the data together to make a comment easier to find and avoid typing the same comment many times.

Set up a comments list

  1. Navigate to the Pay Variance Comments lookup table.
    Go to Cintra iQ: Definitions> Lookups> Lookup Administration window> Pay Variance Comments lookup table
  2.  Click the Insert button. The Employment Pay Variance Comments dialogue appears. 
  3. Enter the description of the comment.
  4. Click the OK button. The Variance Comment is created.
  5. Continue to create comments.

Add the comment

  1. Select the desired record in the Current period.
  2. Right click: New. The New Pay Variance Comment form appears.
  3. Select either a pre-existing comment from the drop-down list or enter the Comment in the pane.
  4. Click the OK button. The comment is attached to the report.

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