Work Toward Your
FPC With Confidence
This July, the APA's Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Boot Camp will provide you with the tools and resources to effectively prepare for the FPC exam. The program is a comprehensive 12-session, virtual course that will provide you with all the tools and resources to effectively study the material, practice, and apply your learning skills to confidently pass the exam!
The course will cover the following learning objectives:
- Overview of the laws and regulations that affect payroll
- Fundamental paycheck calculations
- Taxation concepts and the completion of Forms W-2, W-3, 941, and Schedule B
- Employer-provided benefits: what is taxable and subject to reporting?
If your organization has improved business practices and overall processes over the last year, you could very well be the recipient of a 2017 Payroll Prism Award or Shared Services Prism Award.
Obtaining such an award not only helps your department garner industrywide recognition, but it proves your employees' worth to company officials, too. Now is the time to send in your nomination for the 2017 Prism Awards for best practices. Companies of all sizes are welcome to nominate their departments, and any department involved in payroll, finance, or accounting is eligible.
The 2017 Prism Awards will be presented to innovative payroll departments that exhibit best practices in four distinct categories: 1. Technology; 2. Management; 3. Processes; and 4. Overall Best Practices.
Download the Payroll Prism Awards nomination form to enter, or do the same for the Shared Services Award. All nominations are due July 7. The chairs of the APA's Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) choose the 2017 Payroll Prism Award winners. The Shared Services Award winner is chosen by the Shared Services Task Force (SSTF).
All awards will be presented at APA's Fall Forum, scheduled for September 27-29 in Indianapolis. Contact Dan Dycus, CPP, APA's Senior Director of Education Services, for additional information on the Prism Awards.
Apply for a Prism Award today!
Face the challenges of global payroll
The APA's Global Payroll Management Certificate Program will address the challenges a global payroll professional faces to build an internal structure that supports standardization, consistency, and paying employees globally. APA will offer the courses in San Antonio, Philadelphia, and New York.
This certificate program will offer the following learning objectives:
- Understand the options you have to process a global payroll
- Be aware of the questions you need to ask when moving into a new country
- Understand how each country's culture and customs will impact your plans
- How to develop an implementation plan for your global payroll
It Pays to Know
In the early 1950s, Ford Motor Company stopped paying employees with cash and instead issued payroll checks using NCR's National Payroll Machines.
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Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.