For 30 years, Payroll People Inc. has remained the largest, most dependable payroll provider in California. Thank you!Our work is on time, accurate, secure and confidential. We treat you as we would like to be treated in your situationOur Payroll software has been rated by our clients as the easiest to use online Payroll, Payroll Tax, and integrated Human Resource Management software in the industryPayroll People Inc. is the largest independent Payroll and Employer Services company in California

Client Quote

"I just wanted to pass on both my sentiments as well as all of our staff that works with the Payroll People how very happy we are with the level of service your company has provided us...We NEVER have to follow up and ask anything twice...Keep up the good work!."
Building Relationships Through Service

A History of Growth

Providing accurate and dependable HR | Benefits | Time | Payroll | ACA and other Workforce Management-related services since 1981. Payroll People Inc. (PPI) was established as a customer-first automated Payroll processing, and employer Tax Payment & File, service provider in 1981. The original three founders of PPI (including President and CEO, Bettye L. Smith) and a staff of two service and systems experts commenced operations in California's Central San Joaquin Valley.

Headquartered in Fresno, California, PPI currently operates a Payroll division, a nationwide employer Tax Pay & File division, and a Software Development company. We have five offices throughout Central California, serve thousands of clients nationwide, and are comprised of nearly 100 employees.

Our founders sought to provide the industry standard for quality service and client satisfaction. Over the past 30 years, we have reliably delivered value-added, employer-focused products. It is a unique philosophy that continues to drive the Mission of PPI Today and it is why we build our Relationships through Service. In return, our Clients have made us the premier provider of payroll-related services, for businesses of all sizes, in every industry.

Our Mission Today

The mission of Payroll People Inc. Business Services is Making Business Easy. Since 1981 we have become the premier provider of payroll-related services, for businesses of all sizes, in every industry. We strive to exceed our Clients' expectation by providing them with the best in proven technology and timely, accurate service. Our employees are professionals who offer the best possible customer service in the industry, and we are happy to serve you, The PPI Way.

The Payroll People Inc. Way

The PPI Way is governed by one fast-held belief which is expressed in our purpose, values, code of conduct, standards, and direction. That belief is no less than the Golden Rule: do to others as you would have them do to you.

Our Purpose

  • Making Business Easy

Our Guiding Values

  • Service – Service – Service
  • An ethical company:  we always take the high road
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Work ethic: we earn our way
  • Trust: count on us, we are dependable
  • Respect: we value and care for people
  • Learning: brain power is our most important resource
  • Optimism: tomorrow can be even better
  • Fun: achievement together is worth celebrating

Our Code of Conduct

  • We embrace nothing less than the Golden Rule both in our workplace and in the marketplace

Our Standards

  • Our work is on-time
  • Our work is accurate
  • Our transactions are secure and confidential
  • Our work is personalized because we care about each of our customers
  • We embrace innovation for the sake of our customers' and our success
  • We practice accountability to be professional

Our Direction

Within ten years we will be the dominant, independently-owned specialists for employers with 20-300 employees, managing their regulatory needs with the best trained and most knowledgeable people in the industry.

The PPI Way, it is why PPI has become the largest independent payroll processor in California over the last 30 years.

Payroll Processing HR Managment Tax Other Services

The PPI Advantage

Since 1981 Payroll People Inc. (PPI) has provided customized products and services that are competitively priced and professional Customer Support Representatives that are friendly and knowledgeable. Our processing facility is SSAE 16 certified for your security.

Payroll Processing

Our Payroll software has been rated by our clients as the easiest to use online Payroll, Payroll Tax, and integrated Human Resource Management software in the industry!

Access all of your data for as long as you are a PPI client through our standard, online reports, which include:

  • Vacation/Sick Accruals
  • 401(k)
  • Sections 125 (HSA and FSA)
  • Labor Distribution
  • Job Costing
  • Federal Certified Labor and/or Prevailing Wage Reports
  • Tip Reporting
  • Cross-year reporting
  • A myriad of standard reports

Custom Programming

The fulfillment of our Clients needs is our first goal. For example, any of our standard reports can be easily tweaked, or if you need more customization our PC-based Report Generator may conform to more specific needs.

All PPI software may interface with your existing third-party software:

  • Workforce Time Management Systems (time clocks)
  • HR software (non-integrated products)
  • General Ledger software (including MAS90, Sage MAS90/200, Quickbooks®, and more)

Lean on thirty years of experience in regulatory compliance and private customer service; that's the PPI Advantage.

Contact Us using the form to the left of your screen, at, or call us at (800) 2-PAYROLL (800-272-9765) to experience the best Customer Service in the industry!

Human Resource Management

Integrated, single-entry HR Management is built into our software for more accurate tracking of HR-related data from interview to retirement

HR Help by PPI offers accurate and affordable Federal and State (all 50) online HR information, forms, and procedures. It's like hiring a certified HR professional to research and document Labor Law issues at anytime

Get help with your specific Human Resource issues! HR Hotline gives you unlimited access to guidance from certified HR professionals and it comes with the written documentation you need

Electronic Tax Pay & File Service

Available for all Federal, State, and Local levels, including EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) compliance

Electronic Business Tax Payments may be made through PPI as the IRS no longer accepts the 8109-B paper deposit coupon

Web-based Taxbrowser™: the online tax date warehouse allows access to real-time client notification of tax payments and receipt confirmations

Preparation of Federal and State quarterlies, year-end reports, and W-2s

PPI will sign client payroll tax returns, accepting accountability for the accuracy of the returns we generate

Since PPI is a Bulk Filer with the IRS, our Clients can start with full Tax Pay & File service at mid-year and/or mid-quarter, and be confident that all quarter- and year-end reports and filings will be complete and accurate

Other Services

Workers' Compensation Insurance, Benefits, and Section 125 and 401(k) Plan Administration are available at highly competitive rates

What We Need

Strategic Account Executives

We are currently seeking personable, tenacious, and self-starting individuals for our Sales Team to staff our Fresno and Bakersfield offices.

The Strategic Account Executive

Will be responsible for driving our cloud-based, core HR Workforce Management Solution software directly to medium- to large-sized businesses within a geographic territory. This position requires the ability to effectively close sales utilizing professional sales techniques. We will provide exceptional support to bolster your efforts to succeed. This position requires customer contact in the field. This is a full-time, exempt position.

  • Reach or Exceed Assigned Sales Goals
  • Develop and maintain a tactical sales plan for assigned territory
  • Connect prospective business’s requirements with our products and services
  • Engage prospective companies
  • Implement top-down sales tactics to target Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, and Owners to convert prospects into clients
  • Build network in person and via phone of key decision makers to develop relationships with C-level executives
  • Represent PPI Business Services in the field and at tradeshows, or the like, as required
  • Establish and maintain good customer relations with both internal and external customers

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Successful outside B2B, executive-level sales experience, with proven proficiency in relationship selling: prospecting, presentation skills, closing, and territory management
  • Goal-oriented, determined and possesses the demonstrated ability to exceed sales quotas
  • Proven relationship building/selling
  • Ability to effectively communicate through all mediums (verbal, listening, written, digital) with C-level executives
  • Organized and possesses efficient time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and/or with a team
  • Capacity to effectively manage themselves
  • Keen business judgment
  • Self-confident
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethic

  • Base Salary PLUS Commissions
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • FSAs for Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match
  • Life Insurance; Company-Provided and Optional
  • Business Expense Reimbursement

Come, be part of an organization that helps its clients succeed by providing premier customer service utilizing advanced technology solutions!

If you are interested in becoming a part of this successful team, or know someone who is, send a cover letter and resume to

Payroll People Inc. Business Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Who We Are

PPI Business Services is headquartered in Fresno, California. We are a privately-owned workforce management company specializing in: HR, Benefits, Time, Payroll, and ACA. We have been Making Business Easy for our clients across the country since 1981. Our companies specialize in cloud-based core HR software, and other related services, that are accurate and efficient enough to shield our clients from the complexities of workforce compliance.

Why We Do What We Do

We believe that Making Business Easy allows companies to be more prosperous. We make it possible for employers to engage their employees, increase productivity, efficiently manage workforce compliance issues, and quickly get back to their core business.
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PPI has five offices throughout California to serve you better.

PPI standard hours of operation for all Departments are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific, excluding holidays. During these hours, you may reach any person or Department by dialing (800) 2-PAYROLL

Fresno, CA (Headquarters)

Payroll People Inc.
2152 E. Copper Ave, Ste 105
Fresno, CA 93730-5404
(559) 251-9060 Local
(559) 251-1431 Fax
(800) 333-5908 Customer Service (Payroll, Tax, and Workforce Time Management)
(800) 272-9765 Sales
(559) 440-8299 HR Help
Map it

From the North
Go to Hwy 99 S
Take Exit 142 toward Grantland Ave
Turn LEFT onto W Herndon Ave go 10.6 mi
Turn Left onto Blackstone Ave go 1.1 mi
N Blackstone Ave becomes N Friant Rd continue 3.1 mi
Turn RIGHT onto E Copper Ave. go 2.0 mi
Use entrance .1 mi past light at Maple Ave
Turn LEFT into complex
PPI is at the top of the hill
Please use the entrance with the fountain

From the South
Go to Hwy 99 North
Merge onto CA-41 N go 9.9 mi
Take the FRIANT RD exit, EXIT 135. Turn Right onto Friant go 3.6 mi
Turn RIGHT onto E COPPER AVE. go 1.0 mi
Take the first LEFT AFTER MAPLE AVE into the complex
Turn RIGHT and go to the top of the hill

Please use the entrance with the fountain


(661) 323-8330
(661) 323-8303 Fax


(209) 250-2365
(209) 250-2366 fax

Arroyo Grande

(800) 333-5908


(209) 694-0278
(916) 720-0468 Fax