The Best Payroll Processing Companies in The Windy City

Looking for a top payroll processing service in Chicago?

A typical payroll cycle in the United States is every two weeks. This means employees are paid after a two-week period on a designated date such as the 15th of the month and 30th of the month.

Payroll processing accounts for hours worked, deductions, and taxes. If you're a small business, you may start off manually processing payroll. As you can image, manual payroll requires carefully tracking work hours and taxes and doing the math for each pay period. As your business grows, we suggest investing in a payroll company to help you manage payroll. A payroll management system also can help you track work hours, deductions and taxes automatically for each employee.

Popular payroll management systems include Paycom, Paychex Flex, Rippling, BambooHR, and Gusto.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top payroll companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Payroll Processing Companies

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    ORBA

    ORBA is a full-service financial services company located in Chicago. It was founded in 1977 and now has a team of 63 that provides financial accounting, tax & payroll preparation, bookkeeping and expert witness/forensic services to mid-size and small businesses.

    Notable Project

    A web design firm needed a company to help with their accounting. ORBA provides tax planning, consulting, and filing services to the client. ORBA's services save time, allowing the client to focus on growing their business.

    "Jim’s [project manager] advice is very clear and has given me peace of mind regarding the accounting for my company. With his contributions, I've been able to grow each year in profit and revenue. What I find especially valuable is having someone involved that I can trust because that frees me up to run my business successfully. Jim fills that role." — Founder, Web Design Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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    Weiss & Company LLP

    Weiss & Company LLC was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Glenview, Ill. They have a team of around 58 employees, focusing on tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll.

    Notable Project

    The team has provided accounting services for a financial services company since 2010. Their performance was impressive, but their communication skills and prompt response times truly set them apart from other accounting firms.

    "They’re superb communicators, responding to our emails within hours at all times of the day."

    $ $ $ $ $
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    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Glenview, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Catalano, Caboor & Co.

    Catalano, Caboor & Co. is a tax preparation firm based in Lombard, Ill. Founded in 1987, their team of 35 serves clients in the IT services sector. Services include accounting and business consulting.

    Notable Project

    Catalano, Caboor & Co. provides payroll, tax filing, and bookkeeping services for a marketing agency. They help their client save heavily in deductions. The team is very hands-on.

    “I've owned businesses for years, and they're the best accounting agency I've ever dealt with.” – Owner, Creative Marketing Agency

    $ $ $ $ $
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    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lombard, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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