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EIPC Kicks Off 33rd Year of Higher Ed Payroll Training

BY: Kerry Cole | 09/30/19

When the calendar flips to October and the weather becomes cooler, college football fans turn their eyes to games such as Florida-LSU, Texas-Oklahoma, and Notre Dame-Michigan. But college payroll professionals look to the APA’s Educational Institutions Payroll Conference (EIPC), where they can meet up with colleagues from across the country who share in their unique celebrations and challenges.

This year’s 33rd Annual EIPC is slated for October 27-30 at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The conference zeroes in on compliance and operational issues impacting payroll professionals who work in higher education.

“The EIPC is excellent,” said Robin Davis, CPP, Associate Controller of Payroll and Tax at the University of South Florida and a 2018 EIPC attendee. “It is on a much smaller scale than the APA’s Annual Congress, but this is specifically aimed and tailored to the higher ed. space, which is its own niche and has its own issues that are very specific to that industry.”

Learning Objectives

This year’s many educational topics will include the ability to:

  • Identify nonresident alien student and faculty reporting requirements
  • Understand how process improvements can improve your payroll operation
  • Interpret the IRS' requirements for unique fringe benefits provided by colleges and universities
  • Be prepared for a U.S. Department of Labor audit

“The EIPC is a positive and productive place to grow as a leader, learn best practices, and network with colleagues from around the East Coast to the West Coast and beyond,” said Crystal D. Pidjeon, FPC, Payroll Supervisor at Boise State University and a former EIPC attendee.

Payroll and tax professionals of all experience levels who are employed by public or private colleges and universities, but everyone is welcomed to attend.

“For the higher education payroll professional, there is no better place to spend your training budget,” said Frank J. Taylor III, Assistant Controller at the University of Maryland-College Park and a 2018 EIPC attendee. “The EIPC builds not only knowledge but invaluable peer resources for years to come.”

Attendees can earn up to 17.5 RCHs, 1.75 CEUs, or 17.5 CPE credits when attending this conference. Register today!

Kerry Cole is the Senior Editor of Membership Publications for the APA.