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Payroll Career

Courses to help you establish your payroll career and advance within the profession.

Payroll Practice Essentials

The first step in the APA’s Progression Series provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to produce accurate paychecks and ensure payroll compliance. This course teaches fundamental pay calculations through hands-on exercises, then moves on to more complex concepts and calculations.

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Intermediate Payroll Concepts

The second step in the APA’s Progression Series delivers management-level training on vital topics such as taxable/nontaxable compensation, tax reporting, and payroll leadership issues.

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Advanced Payroll Concepts

The third step in the APA’s Progression Series helps ensure your ability to prepare Forms W-2c and 941-X correctly. The course also covers complex benefits issues, an expatriate taxation overview, and leadership concepts.

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Strategic Payroll Practices

The final step in the APA’s Progression Series provides insightful perspectives on complex payroll taxation topics, operational effectiveness, employee development, and emerging technologies.

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Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program

This week-long course covers the basic procedures and terminology that comprise the daily workload of the entry-level payroll practitioner. It provides a thorough overview of the laws and regulations that affect payroll and offers hands-on computer-based training that allows participants to work through actual payroll forms and payroll calculations. The Fundamental Payroll Certification exam is offered at the end of this course for an additional fee.

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Payroll 201: Payroll Administration Certificate Program

This week-long course provides intensive training on complex payroll functions and regulations. Participants will learn proven practices for managing a cost-effective payroll department and practical experience that can be immediately applied on the job. The Certified Payroll Professional exam is offered at the end of this course for an additional fee.

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