HSBC has been accredited with the Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).
Dumfries and Galloway Council has also been awarded the accreditation.
In addition, the John Lewis Paternship, North Bristol NHS Trust, Shropshire Council, and Armstrong Watson have been re-accredited.
A total of 50 organisations have been awarded the PQP since its launch in 2007.
The PQP award recognises organisations that apply best practice in the development of payroll professionals to enable employers to provide their employers with the highest level of service.
Ronnie Nicholson, leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “I am very proud that our council has achieved the PQP accreditation.
”This prestigious award is evidence of our aim to develop our staff to excel in their roles and to provide a first-class customer experience.”