ABA Submission

The ABA submission is a file that must be submitted to the Australian Payment and Clearing Association (APCA) if an employee is paid by EFT.

To submit your ABA file to APCA, click on Submissions…ABA Payment. The following screen will display:

Field Explanation
Business Select the business in this field.
Pay Run Select the pay run that you are submitting. Note: Only Pay Runs that have been finalized will allow creation of ABA files.
Payment Reference Enter the payment reference. This will be displayed on the employee’s bank statement.
APCA User Identification Number Enter your APCA User Identification Number. If you do not have a number, you will need register on the APCA website.
Self-Balancing This is to self-balance the file, i.e. to balance the debit and credit amounts within the file. This is required by certain financial institutions, so please ensure what your financial institutions requirements are beforehand.
Test Submission If you want to generate a test submission file, check the Test Submission check box.

Click on the Generate button to generate the file, which will be stored on your local storage. You can then submit the file on your respective businesses banking portal.