Setting Up Your Payroll

Creating and updating your Buildforce payroll account information

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Written by Brittany Conard
Updated over a week ago

Buildforce makes it easy by getting your money quickly, consistently, and on time. After you receive and accept your first offer, you will be prompted to review Buildforce expectations, confirm your information, and set up your payroll account.

We do offer the opportunity to split your paycheck however you would like. You can add up to 7 accounts if you would like. You will need a minimum of one bank account to get started. We verify all bank accounts and will test small deposits to ensure they are your account.

Got a new bank account? No worries! You can update your payroll account at any time after setting it up. Check out the instructions below.

Summary: Buildforce makes it easy for you to set up your payroll, allowing you to split your paycheck, however, you'd like and update your accounts anytime. You must confirm your information, set up your payroll account with a Bank Statement, and verify all accounts, which can be completed quickly in the Buildforce app.


Important Information

We provide direct deposit only. You will see paper checks as an option; we only use this method for emergencies. If you make this selection, we will contact you as soon as possible to update you to direct deposit.

To set up your payroll, you will need a Bank Statement(s) with the following:

  • Your Routing Number

  • Your Account Number

  • Checking or Savings Account

Please note that the account must be yours to receive the funds. We cannot send your funds to your roommate, co-worker, or mom. It must be your name or a joint bank account with your name as one of the joint owners.

Your first and last name must match what we have on file with what the bank has.


How to Set Up Your Payroll

Congrats on your first offer with Buildforce! After accepting your offer, you will be prompted to 'Get started' by reviewing our expectations, reviewing your information, adding your bank account, and completing your tax information.

So that you know – the steps below are only after you review Buildforce expectations and confirm your information.

Here are the steps for completing your first payroll account:

After confirming your home address, you will be prompted to set up your payroll in minutes.

  1. Click 'Get Started'

  2. Select 'Payment Method' to set up your bank account.

  3. Click 'Direct Deposit'

    • We provide direct deposit only. You will see paper checks as an option; we only use this method for emergencies. If you make this selection, we will contact you as soon as possible to update you to direct deposit.

  4. Select 'Authorize' after reading the disclosure.

  5. Select 'Checking' or 'Savings'

    • If you do not want to type in the remaining information, you can scroll to hit 'Connect via Plaid'. Plaid is a service that connects it for you if you use a central bank or credit union.

  6. Type in the Routing Number from your Bank Statement

  7. Type in the Account Number from your Bank Statement

  8. Type in the Account Number again for confirmation.

  9. Click 'Add Bank Account'

You will have the opportunity to change the payment method or add an additional account on the next screen. If adding other accounts, repeat the steps above. Once completed, you will follow the steps to complete your W-4.

Your bank account will need to be verified. If you just linked your account, please check back in 1 business day. You will be able to confirm that deposits have arrived in your account.


How to Update Your Payroll

You can update your bank account anytime by submitting a new one through the 'My Pay' section of your Buildforce app.

Here are the steps after logging into the Buildforce app:

  1. Select 'My Pay'

  2. Select 'Pay Settings'

  3. Click 'Bank Account'

  4. Select

    1. 'Change Payment Method' to update your current selection

    2. 'Add Account' to add another account to split your paycheck

  5. Add in the following required information based on your choice.

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