1419 Burlingame Ave, Suite X
Burlingame, CA  94010

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Your Reliable Payroll and HR Services 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.


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

Primrose Healing and Wellness Inc.

Apex Payroll is amazing. When I needed payroll company I began an extensive search then met Bahar who is right in my neighborhood. I began the process knowing very little about payroll and how to begin getting things set up. Bahar was fantastic. She walked me through everything. She is incredibly knowledgeable about what she does. She answered questions I didn’t even know I had. If anything comes up that I need to know about she is right on top of it and lets me know. She is meticulous and precise with her work. Once I submit the payroll information she needs for a pay period her work begins. The payroll is done quickly and accurately. She is always on time. I highly recommend this business. Bahar is a joy to work with. – Debby Simmons Reviews

Bay Area Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc.

Where do I begin? There are professional services and then there are outstanding professional services. Bahar definitely belongs to the latter category. She’s super organized, easy to talk to, patient, best of all, very knowledgeable about her field. In working with her, you just know you’ll be in good hands. Payroll is like insurance. You don’t know to think about it but it’s a requirement. So having someone like Bahar will just set you up correctly so you won’t have to worry about doing something wrong.– Kin LeungReviews

Canas Realty

When we first talked to Bahar, my payroll services were provided by another company.  I was a little leery to change companies because I thought it would be a huge hassle.  It actually was a HUGE BENEFIT.  Bahar was amazing in her presentation.  She has made my life easier with my employees.  Ensuring they are paid on time and paid correctly.  She truly knows payroll services, is very responsive, and understands my company needs.  I would highly recommend not only interviewing with Bahar but also becoming a client.  The only regret you may have is that you did not call her sooner!  HUGE THANK YOU BAHAR!- Alan CanasReviews

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

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

Attention to Detail is Amazing!

Bahar Tolu with Apex Payroll has made my professional life as a business owner so much less stressful! Her customer care and attention to detail is amazing! I would highly recommend her! – Agnes Moser – Senga Interior Design

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

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