The following jobs outline entry-level payroll positions for the Payroll Essentials Learning Path. Their job descriptions will aid in determining which Learning Path best fits your needs.
Assess your knowledge
The web-based Knowledge Assessment Calculator(s) helps identify the payroll knowledge required for an entry-level payroll position. Use this tool to set a baseline for the Learning Path and return to it at any time to evaluate your progress.
Increase your knowledge
Instructor-led core competency education from the APA is offered both in-person and online.
Understand payroll trends
Complete your learning path through certification
Attaining the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) verifies fundamental payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities and is a career credential widely recognized by the payroll industry.
Continue your professional development
Attending conferences is a great way to earn continuing education credit toward recertification, meet other payroll professionals, and stay up-to-date with the latest in payroll industry trends, compliance, and hot topics.