One Week Left to Apply for Education Grants
Eleven outstanding members of the American Payroll Association will be recognized at the 32nd Annual Congress in Minnesota for their professional and personal commitment to continuing education. Will you be among them?
The Education Grants encourage professional growth through APA's educational offerings in payroll and accounts payable. Some of the top awards come with free payroll and accounts payable training for an entire year, including registration, round-trip airfare, and hotel accommodations (up to five nights) for the 32nd Annual Congress in Minneapolis (travel itinerary must be approved by APA).
Payroll Education Grants
To be considered for a Payroll Education Grant, members must complete an online application by February 25. APA sponsors six of the 10 grants, while Kronos and Global Cash Card each sponsor two of their own. The 10 grants are:
Accounts Payable Education Grant
- APA Complete Payroll Training Package
- Two APA Course/Conference Grants
- Three The Payroll Source® Grants
- Kronos Payroll Education Grant
- Kronos Payroll Publication Grant
- Global Cash Card Payroll Education Grant
- Global Cash Card Payroll Publication Grant
To be considered for the Accounts Payable Education Grant, members must complete an online application
by February 25. The grant is sponsored by Avalara and includes:
- Registration, round-trip airfare, and hotel accommodations for the 32nd Annual Congress in Minneapolis (travel itinerary must be approved by the sponsor)
- Registration for all AP webinars for one year
- APA's Guide to Accounts Payable text
Become a Leader in
The Leadership Certificate Program empowers individuals with the vision and core competencies necessary to be an authentic leader, team motivator, and focused decision-maker. Beginning April 23 in Philadelphia, this unique three-day workshop focuses on many qualities of effective leaders, including awareness of self and others, effective communication, and relationship building.
If you are a payroll or AP professional in a leadership role or if you aspire to lead within your organization this year, you can't afford to miss this essential training. Attendees will learn distinct leadership styles, understand how to build effective relationships with differing personality types, and much more.
Motivate yourself and others through change this year with the Leadership Certificate Program.
Survey Forecasts Salaries,
Skills Desired for 2014
The 2014 Salary Guide from Robert Half shows that U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.7% this year.
"Many hiring managers are encountering difficulty finding professionals with the specialized skills they need to achieve their growth goals," said Paul McDonald, Robert Half Senior Executive Director. "The annual salary information from Robert Half is designed to provide businesses with the latest compensation trends, as well as advice for attracting and retaining top performers."
Found in APA's Career Center, the 2014 Salary Guide projects that technology positions will see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 5.6% increase in the average salary for newly hired workers. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.4%, according to the research.
Visit APA's Career Center for more information and to calculate accounting and finance salaries in your area.
Learn to Master Global Payrolls
APA's Global Payroll Management Certificate Program (GPMCP) is a three-day course designed to empower professionals who process payroll on a global level. Developed together with ADP, the program addresses the obstacles a global payroll must overcome in order to remain effective and compliant.
The program's first course of the year is March 24-26 in Dallas. There, attendees will explore the program's five learning modules: the discovery phase, the strategy phase, the design phase, the implementation phase, and continuous operations. Working together, the modules provide a comprehensive payroll curriculum that provides best practices for an effective global strategy.
Whether your organization is currently global or is going global for the first time, see how the Global Payroll Management Certificate Program can help you succeed!
Earn RCHs as Part of Your
Effective January 1, all members of the American Payroll Association will receive free Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) toward their goal of maintaining Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designations.
To qualify for the three RCHs that will be awarded each year, members must be in good standing with APA. The RCHs will be awarded at the end of the individual's membership year based on his or her anniversary date; therefore, the first membership RCHs will be issued in 2015.
Membership in a local APA chapter does not qualify for RCHs.
Visit www.americanpayroll.org to find out more.