BY JILL NAGY
Priority One Payroll, an eight-year-old payroll
service company, has moved to new, larger officers
in Malta but things have been too busy for
them to show off the new space to the public.
“We love our new space,” company head Jeannine
Dubiac said, and she hopes to have an open
house and ribbon-cutting in the spring.
The company moved its offices from the Village
of Ballston Spa to 3 Hemphill Place in the
Parade Ground Village complex on Route 9 near
Northway Exit 12.
The move from a 700-square-foot office to
1,700 square feet of space was prompted by the
company’s growth. It allowed the business to add
new employees and to install camera security
and other security systems to protect clients’
If further growth requires future expansion
Dubiac said, “We love it where we are and want
to stay in the same complex.”
The company prepares and files payroll documents
for more than 500 companies, most of
them in the Capital District. Of those, about 50
clients come in person to pick up their payrolls,
She said there was a “tremendous increase” in
pickups around the holidays, when employers
wanted to be extra sure that employees were paid
on time. Most payrolls are mailed to employers,
so being near a post office is another plus for
the new location.
Increasingly, she said, employees are opting
for direct deposit of their paychecks and many
employers opt for “paperless” payrolls.
Dubiac and two of her employees are certified
by the American Payroll Association. Certification
requires taking courses or sitting for an
exam every three years in order to re-certify.
While there are no CPAs on staff, Dubiac said
that she receives “tremendous support from the
Virtually all of Priority One’s clients are
referred to the company and many of those
referrals are from CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers.
Among the services Priority One performs
is the preparation and filing of payroll tax
documents. Although nearly all their employer
clients are in the Capital District, employees are
so widely scattered that the company files tax
reports in 16 states, Dubiac said.
The company is independent and locally
“Every client works through me initially,”
she said, and “they never feel like they are
just a number. We help insure that our clients’
staffs are paid on time and correctly every
time,” she vowed. She estimated that her fees
are 20 to 30 percent less than those of national
Priority One Payroll can be reached by
telephone at 363-0600. Its website is priorityonepayroll.com.