Course Description

The Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification builds on the PCP compliance knowledge by developing to prepare seasoned professionals to manage a payroll department.  It provides you with the knowledge to make decisions, supervise and manage, and contribute a payroll perspective to organizational policy and strategy discussions.  

This course is the first core payroll course in the Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification program. Introduction to Payroll Management prepares professionals to manage a payroll department by introducing them to the most applicable core management subjects. Based on market research, the course provides the management content and tools required to be a successful manager, such as decision making, project management and public speaking. It builds on the foundation of a Payroll Compliance Practitioner's experience, knowledge and application of legislative monitoring and effective communication of payroll programs and policies.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of Introduction to Payroll Management, you should be able to:

  • Define the role that strategic, operational, human resources and financial management play in an organization
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor, analyze, communicate and implement legislative changes
  • Analyze situations and apply the appropriate decision making tool
  • Participate in an organization's risk management process by developing payroll continuity plans
  • Identify and apply the principles of project management
  • Define change management in terms of the forces that lead to organizational change
  • Demonstrate a professional payroll profile by applying privacy principles to the management of payroll information
  • Analyze ethical situations that may emerge related to compliance and/or human resources situations.



Prerequisite: PCP Certification and Payroll Experience approved by the CPA prior to enrolling in this course.  

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