1419 Burlingame Ave, Suite X
Burlingame, CA  94010

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Your Reliable Business Partner

In the San Francisco Bay Area, small business owners and franchisees need a reliable business partner to handle their payroll, aid with talent acquisition, time and attendance tracking plus a myriad of compliance issues including tax withholdings and reporting. 

Our payroll service is designed to accommodate all businesses, not by taking a one-size-fits-all approach, but by being highly customizable, tailoring our services to match the requirements of your business. 

Cutting-edge online portals combine with superior customer service so you can do what you really like to do…take care of your employees and customers

What We Do

All-in-one, customizable, Human Capital Management (HCM) suite of HR and Payroll solutions to grow your Bay Area small business.


  • Personalized Customer Service
  • Online Payroll
  • Reporting
  • Tax Service
  • Restaurant Payroll
  • Manager Self-Service Portal
  • General Ledger Tracking
  • Employee Self Service
  • State-of-the-Art Security

Time + Attendance

  • Simplify Timekeeping
  • Increase Company Productivity and Profitability
  • Simplify Manager Approvals For Time Off, Sick Time and Vacation
  • Dashboard and ReportEasy Scheduling
  • Legal Compliance for all State, Federal and Local laws

Small Business HR

  • Applicant Tracking
  • New Employee Onboarding 
  • Online Benefit Administration
  • Develop and Manage Employee Performance Goals and Review1s
  • Employee HR Portal
  • Time Off Requests
  • Document Storage for Employee Records
  • Mobile Apps for Employers and Employees

Why Choose Us

To compete and win, feature for feature, against larger established payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) firms you need an all-in-one, customizable, suite of products and services that can dramatically improve your workforce’s productivity. Apex HCM designs and builds our proprietary technology in-house with your needs in mind. Apex delivers turn-key, yet customizable solutions designed to make you more profitable.  Apex understands that you need solutions, not business disruption.



Like our customers, we are passionate about what we do.  What really sets Apex apart from all the other “big box” payroll companies is that you’re never calling some faceless call center for help.  This is where high tech meets high touch.  When you have a question, changes, problems and emergencies, you won’t be talking to someone far away or in another country.  You’ll speak directly to us because no one can be more passionate than Bahar who met you face to face and who you might run into at the local Starbucks.



Anyone can say they’re honest and dependable.  But, Bahar Tolu’s track record proves that’s exactly how she operates.  With an extensive background in financial compliance, she is driven to ensuring her customers can do what they say they’re going to do.  It’s so much more than just issuing paychecks.  Keeping taxes current, staying up to date on employment laws and offering competitive benefits make our customers stay successful.  That’s what we consider a success for us. 



In the age of the internet and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the personal touch that seems so old-fashioned.  As much as we love technology, the human connection means so much more. We offer products and services designed to make our clients’ lives easier.  Whether we’re freeing up a business owner to take a vacation or ensuring that an employee is paid on time, we’re dedicated to giving high-touch, professional and quality customer service every time.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Smooth Transition

I am the owner and administrator of a home health & hospice agency located in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a staff of over 200 hundred field nurses and rehabilitative staff, as well as an administrative staff of 15. We recently switched our payroll service from Paychex to Apex. Thanks to Bahar, the transition was seamless. She worked very closely with my HR Coordinator, answered all our questions to ensure the smooth transition. I am extremely happy with her service and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a payroll processing company. Emmie Malazgirt, MA, Nursing Resources Reviews

You Deal with One Person for Everything.  End of Story.

Our short story is our company was founded in 1994 and over the years has grown…We interviewed all the “major players” and also looked at a few local options such as Apex payroll. We fell hook, line and sinker for the other companies’ sales pitch. Our sales rep was great, but he was also long gone the moment we signed the contract and started having issues. We called back Bahar at Apex payroll and she offered to come in and speak with us in person – NICE! Both the first and second payroll with Bahar has been EASIER and LESS TIME CONSUMING than any payroll run I have ever done with another payroll company in any business over the last 15 years. – Justin Baron – All American Trucking and Transportation, Inc.  Reviews

Very Responsive!

Bahar, with Apex Payroll services, is fantastic! She is located in downtown Burlingame. I worked with her to add myself on the payroll for my small business with some last minute panic. She was incredibly patient, supportive and solution-oriented to help me get through paying off my payroll taxes and is very knowledgeable about business taxes as well. I could not have asked for a better person to work with and I highly recommend her to set yourself up for success, especially with the new fiscal year. – Meg Spicer, Spicereddy Chiropractic Reviews

No Brainer to Replace a Mediocre Big Box Service

I recently made the switch from a mostly automated payroll system to Bahar’s high touch service. Her attention to detail is paramount, and her professional knowledge is exactly the value I was looking for. Bahar understands the process, but she also understands small and fast growing business. I highly recommend her service as a “no brainer” to replace a mediocre big box service. – Laura La Bine – La Bine and Associates    Reviews

Guesswork Eliminated

Bahar at Apex payroll is fantastic! She is able to get our payroll and employees’ all organized. All the guesswork is eliminated because she will handle all forms and deadlines for you so you do not have to worry about fines. Any business with employees can benefit from using Apex!! – Nick Jung, D.C., Owner, Powerpractic  Reviews

Let's Work Together

State of the art technology for your small business combined with world-class customer service to handle payroll, hiring, tax payments and compliance.

Can we show you how to ease your mind and lighten your workload today?