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Foundations of Payroll Analytics

Foundations of Payroll Analytics

Program Overview

While analytics have always been required in payroll, they were usually confined to a handful of people performing an analysis of accounts or a manager looking for trends. Today, every payroll staff member is accountable for understanding and interpreting the data. The analysis is not just limited to the data. It is also about taking a situation and understanding the cause and effect and effectively dealing with it. How do we communicate our message to other departments and understand the need for learned experts in this complex field of study?

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2023 Pricing


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how analytics can be used
  • Recognize the factors required to have data maturity
  • Understand the data that must be collected in order to develop metrics on the payroll operations
  • Describe how to identify payroll fraud
  • Construct a step-by-step benchmarking plan
  • Demonstrate the benefits of the use of payroll analytics by an organization
  • Understand the data and analytics tools and services available in Excel and other analytical tools
Course Outline

Who Should Attend

Payroll Professionals who would like to demonstrate dynamic leadership, leverage the value of data analytics, identify trends for process improvements and measure real success in their payroll operations.

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What Others Are Saying

“I am so happy that this class exists now. Our firm has been transitioning to a more data-driven environment and I have been asked to provide much of the data. This course has helped me better understand the hows and whys and what is the best data that I can provide to drive the results.”

- Karen Estes, CPP
Senior Payroll Administrator
Neal, Gerger & Eisenberg LLP

Delivery Options

  • Three day Interactive Virtual Sessions
  • Six Half-day Interactive Virtual Sessions
  • Three day In-Person Class at MEET Las Vegas, 233 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101


Interactive Virtual - three days
Schedule: Classroom opens: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Interactive Virtual course uses Zoom. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break.

Interactive Virtual - six half-days
Schedule: Classroom opens: 10:45 a.m. EDT
Class: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT
The Interactive Virtual course uses Zoom. There will be two fifteen minute breaks.

In-Person Classroom
Schedule: Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PDT
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT
There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break.

Hotel Accommodations

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Room reservations and hotel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual. The APA is not responsible for any issues related to reservations that the individual makes directly with the hotel. This includes final payments or adjustments.

Credit Information

Earn up to 18 Recertification Credit Hours (RCH), 1.8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU), 21.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Delivery Method: Group Live or Group Internet-Based. Program Level: Overview. No prerequisites or advance preparation required. Field of Study: Information Technology

Event Policies and Health and Safety Procedures

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