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“Attending Professional Development Seminars keeps payroll professionals up to date with changing legislation.” — Koralei F., CPM
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Explore advanced tools and best practices of the employee benefits industry to help you become a better negotiator at renewal.
Did you know that the ROE is the single most important document in the Employment Insurance (EI) program? And did you also know that as an employer, you must complete the ROE even if the employee does not intend to apply for EI Benefits. Join the CPA as we simplify the intricacies of completing the Record of Employment (ROE). You will be provided with a comprehensive step-by-step overview of how to complete the Record of Employment (ROE) and avoiding the most common errors.
Because payroll practitioners are increasingly wearing multiple hats, they may even be expected to take the lead on developing, revising and updating their organization's employee handbook. Whatever the level of your involvement, this workshop will provide a comprehensive, hands-on review of how employment policies are drafted, revised and enforced. You will also be able to recognize some of the potential legal pitfalls that go along with developing an employee handbook.
Get a comprehensive, plain-language review of employment standards federally and by jurisdiction to help you stay compliant and avoid litigation. Hands-on exercises cover hours of work, public holidays, paid and unpaid leaves, vacation, termination and records retention.
The Essentials of Project Management online professional development course was created to meet the high-level needs of Payroll and HR professionals being asked to take on a project management role. Attending the Essentials of Project Management program will enable students to learn foundational project management knowledge while putting key concepts and skills into practice through a payroll-focused case study application. The primary focus of the program is to teach practical project management skills that use the payroll best practices and process framework.
Excel Pivot Tables (PT) are interactive tools that allow the user to group and synthesize large amounts of data in a concise table format. Using PT, you will be able to drill data interactively. This online seminar was specifically developed for payroll professionals who are responsible for reporting requirements within their organization. Learning Excel Pivot Tables will increase your productivity and completeness of reports, ensuring compliance.
Enhance your Excel skills, increase your productivity and improve the accuracy of your reports to ensure compliance with the various government requirements. Learn through hands-on, interactive exercises tailored to the roles and responsibilities of payroll professionals, and explore Excel tips and tricks to make everyday activities and reporting more efficient.
Implementing Payroll Best Practices is an intensive 6 half-day program delivered virtually, which will help you develop a best practices plan specific to your organization’s situation. This seminar will examine organizational structures and models, processes, metrics, benchmarking, internal controls, methods of service delivery, corporate culture and staffing, as well as related technology.
An introduction to the payroll function designed for new staff with no or limited exposure to payroll, or those returning to payroll after a break. Learn about processing and reporting requirements, and the payroll practitioner's key role in statutory withholding and remittance.
Expand on the concepts from Learning Payroll I by exploring more complex processes and government requirements. This interactive, exercise-based seminar covers the fundamentals of taxable earnings, allowances and benefits, terminations and garnishments.
On Demand: available from November 9, 2020 to February 28, 2021
The Federal and Provincial governments significantly impact the responsibilities of payroll professionals through legislation and regulation. Nowhere has this been more evident than the Federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which has also trickled down to the provinces and territories. In this essential online seminar, our expert instructors will focus on the changes and updates from the Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada and the provincial governments. Attending this seminar is more important than ever and will help you close out a complex year-end for payroll and prepare you for the future.
Practical examples and exercises give you the knowledge and skills required to excel at your payroll accounting responsibilities throughout the accounting cycle, including journal entries, accruals, reversals, reconciliations and more.
Payroll professionals must manage their payroll processes in compliance with federal government legislative requirements as well as provincial governing bodies in which their organization employs workers. This seminar will explore the federal requirements and specific requirements for employees in the province of British Columbia, including Labour and Employment Standards, Workers' Compensation, B.C. Employer Health Tax, and Garnishments.
Payroll professionals must manage their payroll processes in compliance with legislative requirements of the federal government and provincial governments in which their organization employs workers. This four half-day seminar goes beyond clarifying the federal requirements to take a deep diving into the specific requirements for employers in Ontario. Topics include: Labour and Employment Standards, Workers' Compensation, Employer Health Tax and Managing Garnishments.
An introductory course designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of payroll in Quebec.
This online professional development seminar is designed for accounting and human resource professionals who oversee payroll. It will provide a high-level introduction of the payroll function and participants will learn about processing and reporting requirements, and payroll practitioners' responsibilities specific to government statutory withholding and remittance.
This webinar is presented in cooperation with The American Payroll Association. This webinar series will provide you with the information necessary to maintain compliance in every state in which you pay employees. Learn how the states are impacted by the federal tax reform law, including which version of the IRC the state follows. Presented as a four-session webinar, it covers state income tax withholding issues, creditor garnishment withholding orders, residency determinations, fringe benefits issues, and much more.
Tackle the challenges of selecting and implementing a new payroll system to fit your organization's needs. Learn how to: develop a current situation analysis to identify the requirements of a new system; organize and develop a system implementation plan (including user training) and manage the support and enhancements required when implementing a new system. Presented in association with the American Payroll Association.
Designed to provide a complete overview of the legislation, policies and processes governing garnishments (including both federal and provincial), family support, maintenance orders and wage assignments; and their impact on the payroll process.
Employer-sponsored savings plans such as Registered Pension Plans (RPP) and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) provide employees with an automatic way to save for their retirement while benefiting from tax breaks. Employees who participate in these programs essentially receive free money as their employers offer matching contributions. Our expert instructors will guide you through the various types of plans, correcting errors, exceptions, year-end reporting, and much more.
This seminar provides a comprehensive introduction to the standards of employment within Quebec. It includes an overview of key areas including: hours of work, holidays, leaves, paid and unpaid leaves, vacations, terminations, records retention, CNESST requirements and labour standards concerning pay equity and harassment.
Get a comprehensive overview of how to handle the most common special payments that differ from regular wages – like bonuses and commissions, payments at termination, top-ups and more.
Avoid government audits. Know the rules on the more than 40 common taxable benefits and allowances included in employment income, such as automobile allowances, loan and stock options, gift cards, and more. Make sure your employer is accurately withholding, remitting and complying with year-end reporting requirements.
Minimize termination liability and cost while complying with legislation. This seminar equips you with the tools you need to successfully administer, supervise and oversee a termination of employment – including employment/labour standards, human resources issues, types of payments, retiring allowances and the Record of Employment.
Our most comprehensive Year-end offering ever!
In a year that has seen incredible change, both federally and provincially, the Canadian Payroll Association has developed an online seminar package that will help attendees be more than prepared for year-end. Our experienced experts have created a package with the following:
Learn in-depth the fundamentals of processing a U.K. payroll. This seminar covers indispensable training, including PAYE, NICs, statutory payments, and a high-level overview of jury service, court orders, and student loans.
A detailed overview of both federal and state garnishment laws and their impact on the payroll process.
Gain insight into the procedures and legal hurdles encountered when ensuring local income tax compliance with this specialized seminar. It details city, county, and school district tax withholding, reporting, and depositing and addresses local taxes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Maryland, among other states.
A comprehensive seminar covering indispensable training and information from workers' status issues to tax withholding, depositing and reporting procedures.
A comprehensive seminar that guides you through U.S. payroll year-end preparation.
Reduce the risk of non-compliance penalties with this information-packed, one-day online seminar. This seminar specifically addresses the complex compliance issues of U.S. year-end payroll processing, including the latest changes in federal and state COVID-19 legislation and regulations that impact payroll. Preparing for U.S. Year-End and New Yearbrings you up-to-date on the latest changes in legislation and regulations that affect the close of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.
Gain a better understanding and improve your organization’s administration of workers’ compensation in each jurisdiction from a payroll perspective. This half-day online seminar covers the key elements of the process, including calculating premiums, reconciling and reporting payments, and filing annual returns.
Designed for early-career payroll practitioners preparing year-end for the first time and for payroll professionals, accountants and managers who need a refresher on the year-end process – including reconciliation, filing, balancing, slip preparation, reporting and legislative requirements.
A foundational course designed for payroll practitioners preparing year-end for the first time or for payroll professionals, accountants and managers who need a refresher on the year-end process, specific to Quebec.
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