This flowchart for payroll function auditing assists you in ensuring that everyone's pay is correct and that all deductions and reporting are accurate. While some employees will immediately report if they believe their pay is even a cent off, others may not notice any problems for months or years! A payroll audit, which should be an essential part of your compensation and benefits strategy, can detect these errors. Payroll audit can take anywhere from a few minutes to multiple weeks, depending on the size of your company and the scope of the audit. This payroll function auditing flowchart shows that payroll and HR can automate some audit checks for faster responses.