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Payroll Practice and Management   

Learn the basics of payroll and prepare to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam, developed by the American Payroll Association, the most widely recognized payroll organization in the U.S.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or an equivalent word-processing program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional material required for this program is included in enrollment. Digital access to the following book will be emailed to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Payroll Accounting

Payroll is one of the fastest-changing career fields in the business world today. This course will help you navigate ever-changing payroll rules and regulations, so you can succeed as a payroll professional. You will learn all facets of payroll from basic laws to complex areas like fringe benefits, taxation, and garnishments. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam, developed by the American Payroll Association.

  1. Introduction to Payroll
  2. Determining Worker Status
  3. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  4. Federal Employment Taxes
  5. Payroll Forms
  6. Fringe Benefits – Tax-Preferred and Other Related Health Benefits
  7. Fringe Benefits – Deferred Comp, Retirement Plans, and Stock Options
  8. Other Employee Benefits
  9. Calculating Gross Wages
  10. Calculating Gross Pay – Additional Topics
  11. Paycheck Calculation – Taxes
  12. Paycheck Calculation – Voluntary and Involuntary Deductions
  13. Gross to Net Paycheck Calculation
  14. Compliance – Laws and Reporting
  15. Global Payroll
  16. Payroll Process and Systems, and Audits
  17. Paying the Employee
  18. Payroll Administration and Management
  19. Basic Accounting
  20. Exploring Payroll Careers
  21. Exam Preparation
  22. Payroll Project

What you will learn

  • Understand the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as well as the Internal Revenue Code
  • Master the mathematics associated with calculating wages and taxes
  • Learn the fringe benefits and compensation offerings that could be given by an employer

How you will benefit

  • Set yourself up for a successful career as a payroll specialist, bookkeeper, payroll manager, or payroll accountant
  • Know how to effectively communicate and manage a group of employees within a payroll department
  • Master the federal taxation laws that pertain to payroll so as to become better equipped to handle clients' needs

Helene K. Liatsos is business advisor and QuickBooks Certified Advisor with more than 25 years of experience. She consults for a range of companies, from travel agencies to startups. Her company Home Office Management Experts was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Helene holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Payroll Practice and Management
Item: 202104CTP803561  
Fee: $1,795.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.