Everybody’s got one these days — a Web site, that is. Make sure Finance is making its presence felt on yours.
No matter how many bells and whistles it does (or doesn’t) have, your site can be a goldmine of info for employees, customers and vendors.
It can even improve your company’s compliance.
Here’s how to make sure Finance is getting the most mileage from your company’s little piece of cyberspace.
- Post deadlines. When are paychecks cut? When does the pay period end, if the usual day is a holiday? When must invoices be received to go in the next check run? Is payment due 30 days from when the invoice is mailed or received? Spelling all of these out on your site doesn’t give away any sensitive info.
- Include key forms. Purchase reqs, 401(k) enrollment, W-4s to W-9s — all of these belong on your site so folks can click and print what they need for themselves.
- Offer key links. Yes, you’ll want to include links to everything from IRS’s Web site to your state Department of Revenue and the Department of Labor. But why not also post a link to the factors used to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor? A little info can go a long way to making better decisions.
The best part of the Web? It’s available 24/7.
So people can get answers to finance questions even when no one’s there to answer them. Plus, many people would rather jump online than pick up the phone for answers.