SN’s Ajera Virtual User Group

Ajera Community

Payroll Variance

Duration: 60-minutes
Previously Recorded

SN’s Ajera Virtual User Group, where like-minded individuals from project-based firms converge for the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and most importantly, grow. We’re bringing together thought leaders in Architecture & Engineering, finance, and technology to help you map out your future.

Payroll Variance – a deep dive into why you want to report it and what it’s telling you.

Presented by industry and Ajera expert Ian Denny, CFO at RDC, Studio One Eleven, and Fathom. 

We’ve received a LOT of questions about Payroll Variance… What is it? How is it calculated? What is it telling me? My PMs are frustrated and think their project costs are overstated… Sound familiar?

Join Ian Denny, a long-time Ajera user and former Axium/Deltek consultant and team leader, as he draws back the veil and shares his insight into standard hourly costing and payroll variance. Ian has been a frequent speaker at Deltek Insight, PSMJ Thrive, and the Ajera Users Association’s annual conferences.

Attendees will learn:

  • The difference between Effective and Standard Hourly Cost.
  • The benefits of the Standard Hourly Cost method.
  • How Payroll Variance is calculated and reported in Ajera.

VUGM: Deltek Ajera - 2021/04

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About the Presenters:

Valerie Higgins - Stambaugh Ness

Valerie Higgins | Managing Director, Project Management & Ajera ConsultingDeltek University Certified Ajera Professional

Val’s 25+ years working in and with the AE industry has provided her with a wealth of “boots on the ground” experience that she brings to the table with each of her client engagements. Val specializes in assisting clients with an assessment of their business processes, ERP systems efficiencies, and a passion point – Best Practices for Project Management.



Ian Denny AjeraIan Denny | CFO, RDC, Studio One Eleven, and Fathom

Ian Denny has worked in financial management for over 15 years in a variety of industries and firms, with a focus on the AEC community for the past seven years. Ian focuses on creating efficiency, leveraging technology to create transparency, providing real-time intelligence to decision-makers, and inspiring leadership teams in the front and back office. He collaborates effectively with teammates, executives, and other stakeholders to create sustainable and innovative solutions to stubborn business challenges. He approaches relationships and objectives thoughtfully with an eye toward long-term future success. Ian is passionate about creating win-win solutions where both people and profit benefit.