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Payroll Top to Bottom: What to look for before and after you process to ensure accuracy and timeliness

By: Merle Capello
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Duration
90 Minutes
Training Level
Intermediate to Advanced

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Webinar Details

What’s the best way to avoid expensive and time-consuming payroll errors? Why, avoid them, of course! In this webinar, you’ll learn tips and methods to verify all your payroll variables before you commit a final payroll to your IT team or your outside processor! You’ll learn: how to create the most efficient checklists for your pre-processing checks; the best way to create your calendar for a full year, encompassing all pay frequencies as well as holidays and days that will affect a specific cycle; how to create your own reports for audit purposes; as well as how to use your payroll vendor’s available reports for your best results. Running a payroll preview, verifying your totals, creating a comparison – these are all strategies to be used to ensure that your payroll is as accurate as you can make it. The webinar will touch on all aspects of payroll “ins” and “outs”. These include hires, terminations, leaves, pay increases, benefit deductions, and changes, and employer payments.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Whether you’re new to payroll or not, you can use tips on how to make your processing easier, more accurate and less stressful. Using everyday tools like the calendar, some relatively simple reports, and a good communications process to ensure that your payroll process remains professional, timely and error-free. The webinar will include ideas on how to maintain a schedule, how to deploy your team members and how to keep your process painless. Regardless of the size of your company, you’ll be able to learn something about process improvement by taking this webinar!

AREA COVERED

  • Yearly calendar dates
  • Using pre and post-processing reports
  • Importance of input controls
  • Comparison to previous – simplified EXCEL method
  • Timekeeping reports
  • Payroll Preview Verification
  • Segregation of duties
  • Communication with other units
  • Payroll changes-track
  • Pay Frequency audit
     

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Payroll Associates
  • Payroll Supervisors
  • Payroll Analysts
  • Payroll Managers
     

Whether you’re new to payroll or not, you can use tips on how to make your processing easier, more accurate and less stressful. Using everyday tools like the calendar, some relatively simple reports, and a good communications process to ensure that your payroll process remains professional, timely and error-free. The webinar will include ideas on how to maintain a schedule, how to deploy your team members and how to keep your process painless. Regardless of the size of your company, you’ll be able to learn something about process improvement by taking this webinar!

  • Yearly calendar dates
  • Using pre and post-processing reports
  • Importance of input controls
  • Comparison to previous – simplified EXCEL method
  • Timekeeping reports
  • Payroll Preview Verification
  • Segregation of duties
  • Communication with other units
  • Payroll changes-track
  • Pay Frequency audit
     
  • Payroll Associates
  • Payroll Supervisors
  • Payroll Analysts
  • Payroll Managers
     

SPEAKER PROFILE

Merle Capello is an experienced Payroll Professional who can manage, train and elevate team members, enhancing their skills so that they can be leveraged to benefit clients. Merle is a professional who works to improve processes, by additional knowledge and conforming to rules of compliance. She is also an experienced procedure and policy developer who works to leave a better team behind than the one she finds. Merle is a subject matter expert on compliance, payroll taxes, work rules and payroll best practices. Merle, offers consulting services for those who need a professional's advice and counsel. In her more than 25 years of experience spearheading the development, enhancement, and transfer of payroll and HRIS operations, Merle has learned to provide team members with the guidance and motivation to exceed objectives. Merle enjoys the challenge of implementation and organizational change, using her analytical skills and her knowledge base to make the most prudent decisions for the team and for her clients. Merle easily adapted to either running a department or advising a client on how best to run their department. She can write step-by-step directions for processes, if needed, or coach a team member to do so. Merle is also a longtime member of her professional organization, the American Payroll Association. She held Advanced Payroll Certification for over 25 years.