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Payroll Training For Accountants And CPAs

Need Payroll Training?

Whether you need payroll training for your own office or for your clients, CPA Training Center can help! We offer a number of payroll training classes on the various payroll compliance requirements, including great training for payroll basics and best practices.

Why Accountants Should Handle Payroll For Their Clients

The primary answer to this question is twofold: to help their clients by ensuring that payroll is done correctly and increased business for the accountants. Secondary answers include protecting your business from being stolen away by another accountant who does handle payroll.

Selling Points For Pitching Your Clients On Handling Payroll

Here are a few talking points for clients to outsource their payroll processing to their accountant:
  • You'll stay updated on the laws and best practices so clients can focus on running their businesses while leaving the payroll processing to a professional: you!
  • You can ensure your clients' that their payroll processes and reporting requirements will be accurate and comply with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Handling payroll for your clients gives you better insight into their business operations, which can result in better recommendations and tax-saving strategies that improve the bottom line!

What Types Of Payroll Training Should Accountants Focus On?

Whether your clients are large or small, items like garnishments, unclaimed paychecks, and more have to be handled correctly or the organization will be subjected to fines and penalties and loss of employee goodwill.

Luckily, TrainingCenter offers a variety or payroll training courses for accountants, including payroll seminars, payroll webinars, and payroll certification programs that can be used to help grow your knowledge and your business.

So whether you are looking for training for doing your own payroll - or want to offer Payroll as a service to your clients - we've got the training for you! Simply click on the applicable link(s) below for more details on each course.

Recommended Payroll Training Courses

Travel Pay Rules Payroll Recordkeeping Muli-State Payroll Compliance Certified Payroll Adminstrator

Payroll Seminars

Our in-person seminar will get you up-to-speed on payroll quickly and easily.

Payroll Webinars

CPA TrainingCenter offers a number of Payroll Webinars and Audio Conferences that provide training on Payroll basics, Payroll compliance, and Payroll best practices, as listed below.

Tips For Completing, Storing, And Destroying Your Form I-9sWebinar
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The Form I-9 appears to be simple, yet more often than not, the forms are not completed correctly. Many employers are surprised to learn that errors in Form I-9 completion and administration can lead to steep fines and penalties. Through training and plenty of examples, learn how to avoid mistakes in I-9 administration!
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Sick Pay Laws - And How To Navigate The ComplexityWebinar
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This webinar will get you up to date on current and pending legislation regarding mandated sick pay requirements, as well as help you to better understand the tax withholding and reporting for third party sick pay requirements.
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Multi-State Payroll Tax ComplianceWebinar
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Many states have become aggressive when enforcing their non-resident state income tax withholding rules, and state payroll tax auditors are now questioning whether or not you have workers "performing services" in their state. By attending this audio conference you will learn taxation and reporting requirements for all states where your organization has employees working - or in some cases - living.
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How To Handle Background Checks That Come Back With Arrests Or ConvictionsWebinar
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This audio conference focuses on some of the most-common background check challenges many hiring managers face.
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Garnishments, Child Support Orders, And Other LeviesWebinar
This training session gives you tools to better understand the responsibilities that a company has regarding garnishments, Child Support orders, and levies under state and federal guidelines such as Consumer Credit Protection Act, IRS levy requirements, and state-specific levy and garnishment withholding requirements.
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Workers' Comp 101: The Whats, Whens, And WhysWebinar
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This 90 minute training session will provide you and/or your team with a better understanding of how workers’ comp works, plus how you can directly impact claim outcomes and costs.
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Independent Contractor Or Employee? How To Avoid Misclassifying Your WorkersWebinar
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During this program, you will learn how to properly use and pay independent contractors - and assist in avoiding costly worker-classification audits.
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Payroll Records: What To Keep, What To TossWebinar
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This audio conference covers the rules for identifying, filing, retaining, protecting, and destroying your important payroll records.
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Tips For Tracking, Monitoring, And Managing Your Workers' Comp ClaimsWebinar
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Join us for a 90-minute audio conference when our expert reviews successful strategies for tracking, monitoring, and managing your workers' comp claims at work.
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IRS Rules For Travel PayWebinar
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This audio conference covers the IRS rules regarding what is considered travel versus commute and what is an allowable expense versus taxable wages. It will enable you to understand how and when to compensate an employee for travel time away from a work site.
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How To Get Payroll Penalties WaivedWebinar
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In this audio conference, we will arm you with all you need to know in order to submit a penalty waiver request and hopefully enable you to receive the waiver.
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Certified Payroll AdministratorSpecial Promotion
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The Certified Payroll Administrator includes all aspects of payroll and training, including numerous examples, administrative tips, and interactive Q&A with answer rationales to help provide valuable insight into compliance requirements while testing your comprehension and application of the learned material! Being self-paced, the courses also allow you to earn at your own pace without time out of the office!

Find Other Payroll Training Courses

To see other payroll training courses, select "Payroll" from the "Professional Development" section of the search box below.

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What Is The Role Of A Payroll Accountant / Payroll Administrator?

A payroll administrator's job includes wage and hour law compliance, benefits withholding, making payroll deductions for items such as federal and state payroll tax, garnishments and levies, flexible spending accounts, and insurance, then distributing paychecks or making direct deposits.

Payroll Administrators also have to keep track of paid leave such as vacation and sick time, as well as any ADA, FMLA, COBRA, and Workers' Comp leave, make federal and state payroll tax deposits and returns, and fill out the applicable payroll-related forms.

State Requirements For Final Paychecks, Unclaimed Paychecks, And Garnishments

Below are links to pages with state-specific information on final and unclaimed paychecks and garnishments, courtesy of our sister website, PayrollTrainingCenter.com. Simply click the state name to see details for that state.

State Laws For
Final And Unclaimed Paychecks
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


State Laws For
Garnishments And Levies
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Disclaimer: This information provided is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. While we make every effort to asure this information is current and accurate, it is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice, and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.

Top FAQs

In addition to ensuring that employees are paid correctly and on time, "Payroll" has numerous time and reporting requirements. The primary payroll areas include paychecks, reporting, operations, and management.
Payroll is much more than just handing out paychecks, and includes a variety of responsibilities such as handling garnishments, travel pay, multi-state taxation, unclaimed paychecks, and much more in a timely and accurate fashion.
While many payroll-related regulations are federally-governed, there also are many state requirements, including those for handling garnishment, final paychecks, and unclaimed paychecks. Each state's requirements differ in the details, so be sure to check your state's requirements by clicking the applicable link(s) at the bottom of this page.
Payroll Administrators must be able to:
  • Properly "classify" workers
  • Apply the various exemptions
  • Calculate gross pay and properly make deductions
  • Correctly identify, pay, and withhold taxes for employees
  • Administer deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, sick pay, and other compensation
  • Handle stock options, expense reimbursements, relocation, and other "expenses"
  • Follow the proper policies, procedures, and documentation requirements for garnishments and levies
  • Properly complete and file all required reporting requirements
  • Correctly complete year-end requirements and establish year-beginning requirements
  • Implement and maintain fraud, audit, disaster recovery, and record retention processes and procedures
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