Payroll overpayment analysis

Year to date payroll is divided by pay periods then multiplied by total pay periods in a year. The annualized year to date amount is compared to the annual salary or annualized hourly rate to find outliers. Employees who have access to payroll and commit fraud will have amounts in excess of expected annualized amounts.

How to use it ?

Once Payroll data is uploaded, Specify “Total Pay Periods” and “Current Pay Period” to get the results.

What does our fraud detection analytics software do?

We run more than a dozen separate tests with just the basic data. In fact over half the test for employee, payroll, accounts payable, check, and business fraud are run with just check data, check amount and payee. Here are the tests we run:

Benford’s law

single and double digits

Similar vendors

(you set the similarity percentage)

Non-business day transaction

(US Holidays included)

Under cut-off amounts

(you set the limits)


(also helps identify vendors putting stress on the business)

Fictitious vendor search

(you select the search words like PO Box, or consultant)

Amounts Exactly Twice

As much as other

Amounts starting with

Same First Four Digits