APA's Learning Progression Series
Elevate your payroll knowledge with courses designed for every stage of your career.
Payroll Practice Essentials
New payroll professionals will find Payroll Practice Essentials helpful as it teaches how to calculate gross and net pay; withhold, deposit, and report federal employment taxes; and handle Forms W-4 and I-9 from new employees. Individuals preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam, as well as tax, HR, benefits, and systems professionals who need a background in the fundamentals of payroll processing, will also find this course beneficial.
Intermediate Payroll Concepts
Payroll, HR, tax, and systems professionals will benefit from Intermediate Payroll Concepts. If you are on a career path to management, you'll need to know how to tax and report employee fringe benefits; understand Health Care Reform's changes to cafeteria plans; and how to determine which state to withhold taxes for when an employee works in multiple states.
Advanced Payroll Concepts
If you are in charge of protecting your organization's compliance as a payroll manager, supervisor, systems support professional, or tax professional, Advanced Payroll Concepts will teach you how to determine an employee's white collar exemption status, make corrections with Forms W-2c and 941-X, and understand the steps in payroll system implementation.
Strategic Payroll Practices
Experienced payroll professionals, managers, and directors eager to run an efficient payroll department and measure its effectiveness should not miss Strategic Payroll Practices. Learn how to hire and develop the right employees, understand the cost of payroll and implement cost-reduction processes, and correctly tax and report items of executive compensation.
Classes Offered Nationwide and Virtually
Payroll Practice Essentials and Intermediate Payroll Concepts are offered in cities across the country and all four courses are presented in APA's Virtual Classroom.
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