Payroll Practice and Management covers all critical areas of payroll
administration and management. You will start by learning the
major components of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as well as
the Internal Revenue Code. Each of these will provide a foundation of
knowledge regarding the classification of workers, the calculation and
payment of overtime, minimum wage, child labor, and all other relevant
wage and hour laws. You will also cover the major components of
the state labor code for your chosen state; we recommend choosing the
state in which you intend on working, to best prepare you for your
certification exam and career search.
The program will then discuss the relevant sections of the Internal
Revenue Code and state code relating to the calculation, withholding
and reporting of required taxes on wages. But, there is more to payroll
than calculating gross wages and taxes. You will then review the
definitions, basic requirements, taxation and reporting of various
types of fringe benefits and compensation that may be offered by an
employer and handled by the payroll department.
Finally, you will learn about the year-end forms that payroll is
required to process, as well as how to handle garnishments and manage
the department itself. This program will teach you many facets of
payroll administration and management, including using the Internet to
obtain information from government agencies, garnishments and levies,
year-end reporting forms and requirements, direct deposit, record
retention, writing payroll procedures, and staff training.
Upon completion of this program you will be prepared for the Certified
Payroll Professional (CPP) exam, administered by the American Payroll
Association (APA). To qualify to sit for the exam you must have been practicing a total of three (3) years out of the five (5) years preceding the date of the examination. The practice of payroll is defined as direct or related involvement in at least one of the following:
• Payroll Production, Payroll
Reporting, Payroll Accounting, Payroll Systems and Payroll Taxation
• Payroll Administration
• Payroll Education/Consulting
The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When
you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.