The Best Payroll Processing Companies in The Bay Area

Looking for a top payroll processing service in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best San Francisco Payroll Processing Companies

  • 1

    Escalon Services, Inc.

    Founded in 2006, Escalon Services, Inc. is an accounting agency with over 250 employees. Based in Silicon Valley, Calif., the team specializes in accounting and HR services. 

    Notable Project

    Escalon Services, Inc. was hired by a digital travel agency for their accounting services. They helped with expense reports and filings. Their services streamlined their finances. 

    "There is a good synergy between their team." – Owner & CEO, Digital Travel Agency

    Former clients
    bigpanda
    ClassDojo
    Broadly.
    trulia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Silicon Valley,, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2020)

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  • 2

    Burgess & Company.

    Burgess & Company. is an accounting firm founded in 1986 and based in San Mateo, Calif. With more than two employees, they offer tax preparation, payroll processing, and bookkeeping solutions for various clients.

    Notable Project

    Burgess & Company. provided accounting services for a mindfulness startup. The startup needed help with tax accounting as well as business consulting. Burgess & Company. has helped free up time and lessen the load for the startup.

    “They performed well.” - Founder & CEO, Mindfulness Startup

    Former clients
    Headway
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Mateo, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    Ryan-Boer Solutions Inc.

    Ryan-Boer Solutions Inc. is a financial services agency founded in 2007 in Concord, California. Their team of over 10 employees provides bookkeeping, payroll processing, financial accounting, tax preparation, and more. 

    Notable Project

    Ryan-Boer Solutions Inc. provided bookkeeping services for 3–4 different areas of an entertainment company that needed to strengthen its financial management. They also did some business consulting and overall provided satisfactory results for the client, making everything easier for them.

    "They keep our eccentric owner on the ball as well as anyone could hope to." – Manager, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    John Montgomery Landscape Architects
    Richard A. Frankel Attorney at Law
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Concord, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 4

    Donnelly Accountancy Inc.

    Donnelly Accountancy Inc. is an accounting firm based in Sunnyvale, Calif. with fewer than 10 employees. They are experts in tax preparation, payroll processing, and bookkeeping for their clients.

    Notable Project

    Donnelly Accountancy Inc. provided tax preparation services for a web design company. The company needed help with corporate taxes, as well as double-checking their own CPA’s work. Donnelly Accountancy Inc. corrected the mistakes of the CPA and saved the company a good deal of money.

    “It was Theresa’s willingness to look at another accountant’s work to see if there were errors.” - Owner, Web Design Company

    Former clients
    Los Angeles Web Design
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sunnyvale, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 5

    Bay Accounting

    Bay Accounting is an accounting firm based in San Francisco with more than one expert. They specialize in payroll processing, financial accounting, and tax preparation solutions for various clients.

    Notable Project

    Bay Accounting provided various financial services for a video production agency. The agency needed bookkeeping and tax assistance. Bay Accounting helped save the agency a considerable amount of time.

    “Unlike anyone else I’ve seen, AJ stays very updated on changes and reads in-depth about manuals and tax codes.” - Executive Producer & President, Video Production Agency

    Former clients
    BX Films
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 6

    Redwood Tax Service

    Redwood Tax Service is a tax preparation company located in Santa Rosa, Calif. Since 2008, they have provided bookkeeping, payroll processing, and tax preparation services.

    Notable Project

    A transportation company tasked Redwood Tax Service to manage several financial processes including taxes, payroll, training, and bookkeeping. Although they were responsible for three years of taxes, the client never received the tax forms. Their busy schedule led to consistent delays in deliverables.

    "Overcharged three years after asking for corrections and training." — CEO, Transportation Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Santa Rosa, CA
    0.5
    0.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    S & S Tax Service

    S & S Tax Service is an accounting firm in San Jose, Calif. Founded in 1978, they have about 5 employees that serve clients in the business and financial sectors. Services include tax preparation, payroll processing, and bookkeeping.

    Notable Project

    S & S Tax Service handled tax services for an independent real estate agent. Their team failed to meet the client’s expectations. 

    “They did not respond to me.” – Owner, Real Estate Agency

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    0.5
    0.5
    1 Clutch review
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