APA Vies for Permanent
Parity for Commuter Benefits

The American Payroll Association has urged Congress to address the disparity in employer-provided commuter benefits. Read how and discover what their efforts have yielded. MORE>>



Fall Forum Delivers
Improved Payroll Solutions

APA's three-day Fall Forum, held September 23-25 in Orlando, Florida, will feature new content this year to increase its value for attendees. Learn more about the program and how to register. MORE>>


Webinar Dispels 409A Fears

On August 27, learn the rules for nonqualified deferred compensation plans and understand when IRC Section 409A comes into play with an informative webinar. Find out how to register. MORE>>


2015 Chapter Contest Winners

During the Chapter Exchange at this year's Congress, many chapters came out on top in the Chapter Contests. Find out who won and what their advice is for next year. MORE>>


Learn the Ins and Outs
of Higher Ed Payroll Issues

This October 18-21 at Le Meridien in Charlotte, N.C., address issues that impact higher education payroll at this must-attend conference. Find out how to register. MORE>>


Decorate Your
Office With NPW Bling

Customize your National Payroll Week® (NPW) celebrations this September with exclusive NPW merchandise. Find out how to get yours. MORE>>


New Webinar Addresses
Payroll Issues Faced
in the Government Sector

On September 2, explore the payroll rules and regulations that differ for government sector employees with this intriguing new webinar. Find out how to register. MORE>>


Avalara Acquires VAT Application

Avalara announced it has acquired VAT Applications NV (iVAT), a renowned developer of the iVAT suite of VAT compliance software and services for businesses of all sizes. Plus, Paychex is recognized as an industry leader, and Infinisource becomes an SAP channel partner. MORE>>


APA Welcomes 732 New Members

Our online, searchable-by-state listing is very handy. Use it to connect with payroll people in your area, including 732 new payroll peers. MORE>>


Plan for Year-End Preparation

APA's popular Preparing for Year-End series ramps up this year with 50 in-person classes nationwide beginning in October. Learn how you can reduce the risk of noncompliance penalties this year and next. MORE>>


Year-End and Tax Filing Buyer's Guide and Mobile Workforce Management Directory

This month, we're featuring the Year-End and Tax Filing Buyer's Guide and the Mobile Workforce Management Directory. And that's not all. You can view an extensive history of previous Buyer's Guides. MORE>>

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Avery Dennison, Timekeeping/Payroll Analyst, Painesville, OH

The Timekeeping/Payroll Analyst will act as a liaison between U.S. Payroll, Human Resources, and ADP to ensure all payroll needs driven by company policies, payroll procedures, and federal, state, and local labor and tax laws are met in the PeopleSoft HRMS/Payroll system and the ADP Timekeeping system. Candidate will also provide application support/maintenance, as needed, in a production environment by trouble shooting issues, proposing solutions, and implementing/deploying fixes; act as support for end users of the ADP Timekeeping system; develop and maintain reports through ADP Timekeeping and PeopleSoft to meet the needs of HR, finance, and payroll, including validating results and ensuring accuracy; respond to inquiries for data and/or reports both internal and external; research complex payroll and Timekeeping issues; provide resolution to payroll staff, HR, and department leadership; provide analysis, testing, and training as needed to support department initiatives.

McDermott Will & Emery, Senior Payroll Specialist, Chicago, IL

The Senior Payroll Specialist will be responsible for the processing of the U.S. payroll. The candidate will also maintain and manage various payroll related procedures and programs such as transit, wage garnishment, monthly reconciliation of payroll accounts, and all partner distributions and bonuses. Additional duties will include administering payroll for all U.S. offices, with full knowledge of all payroll functions; reviewing and importing timesheets to ADP; processing manual checks; processing new-hires, terms, status changes, tax, and direct deposit forms, etc.; researching and resolving all employee inquiries and other payroll requests; processing stop payments with bank and any banking issues; preparing journal entries for payroll and miscellaneous items, as needed; updating banking information into the AP/Expense system; maintaining IPay system and assist with inquiries; downloading month-end payroll files from ADP for JE import to financial system; providing assistance to employees regarding the time-off and timesheet database; completing employee wage verification, workers' compensation, and any miscellaneous paperwork as needed; serving as a back-up for all payroll functions; performing other work-related duties as requested by manager; maintaining, updating, and managing the firm's transit program; assisting employees regarding any transit questions or issues.

Lithium Technologies, Payroll Manager, San Francisco, CA

As a member of the Corporate Accounting team, the Payroll Manager is responsible for the management and integrity of the global payroll function. S/he will provide leadership to the global payroll function; design and implement effective payroll policies, procedures and controls ("SOX-like quality"); provide expertise on the processing, recording, and reporting of payroll transactions; manage the semi-monthly payroll process; record payroll in the general ledger; reconcile all payroll related accounts; coordinate with and support HR and legal with equity related compensation initiatives and communication; ensure that employee equity related transactions are properly taxed and reported; design and implement payroll metrics, reports, and reconciliations; design and implement informative payroll reports to meet the needs of the business; evaluate the payroll impact of operational decisions; develop payroll systems solutions and requirements for new applications or enhancements; assist finance and the operating business units with payroll and reporting related matters; assist with the execution of year-end financial audits; drive to continuously improve the payroll and reporting process; ad-hoc projects as necessary; coach and develop the payroll staff.


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