WELCOME TO 2018
As we welcome a new year and look forward to the end a long winter, we had our first meeting of 2018!!
I wish to thank Michael Garofalo for presenting at our first meeting of the new year. He covered a lot of material concerning some updates detailing his take on the current status of the ACA. Once we receive the slideshow from him it will be upload to our website. We wish to give a great round of applause to Angela Feidler and Tina Frysinger for their update on the Tax Cuts and Job Act that was passed in late December 2017. The slideshow from their presentation has been uploaded to our website. Anyone wishing to listen to our Chapter meeting along with the slide show check out our video portfolio. The video link is available under our Resources page.
It's never to late to renew your membership for 2018. All 2017 memberships lost access to our website at the end of March. Renew today and enjoy all the benefits of your local Chapter. Annual dues are $50 per person. We will always have the Black Friday special after the November meeting and offer a $10 discount if membership is renewed by December 31st. A rock bottom rate for everyone!
NEW PLATINUM SPONSOR
We wish to welcome Ultimate Software as our newest Platinum Sponsor. We look forward to a long last relationship between our two organizations.
2018 PAYROLL PERSON OF THE YEAR
The Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the APA is in the planning stages for the 2018 Statewide Payroll Conference. The conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge on September 6th and 7th.
We will be looking for nominations for payroll person of the year. If you have a nomination, please forward the person's name and details for the nomination to Angela Fiedler at Angela.Fiedler@novachem.com
We are looking for speakers in 2018. Topics such e-Verify, Payroll Accounting, Non-Resident Alien processing and How to Change Payroll Dates are examples. Any of these topics or something else where a subject matter expert is willing to present will be welcomed.
If you or one of your vendors have the ability to present to our group please contact me to schedule your presentation.
The easily accepted topics are listed on this website, http://www.americanpayroll.org/pdfs/chapters/100poptops.pdf. Please review the list and contact me to schedule your speaking opportunity.
Our membership group should be able to supply and support a diverse group of educational opportunities for our Chapter.
Please Tina Frysinger, the Chapter's Education Director, for further information.
Our satellite broadcasting has become a great success as other Chapters are now exploring to add this feature to their Chapters as well. We have secured a viable location in Indiana, PA with a quality program being broadcasted on a consistent basis.
We are looking to expand in 2018. We are the only local payroll Chapter on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains. That means we are the only resource for over 75% of Pennsylvania and 99% of West Virginia as well as good portions of Kentucky and Virginia. Since our Chapters offers a consistent program of at least 15 RCHs annually, our Chapter is prime to expand our outreach to these underserved areas. Other locations could develop as hosts become available. This process will be managed based on a demographic area/zone to ensure our limited bandwidth and resources are managed wisely. Some desired locations include:
- Mercer (Crawford, Erie & Mercer counties plus Youngstown, OH area)
- Somerset (Bedford & Somerset counties)
- Uniontown (Fayette & Greene counties)
- Morgantown, WV (Marion, Monogalia, Preston & Taylor counties)
- Charleston, WV (serving a very large area)
- Huntington, WV (serving a large area)
- Youngstown, OH
- Saint Clairsville, OH
Our goal is to create learning opportunities for more payroll professionals while making it more convenient on everyone's travel concerns. To ensure we stay compliant with any APA concerns, we will treat each satellite location just as the Pittsburgh site. Attendees would need to meet in a central location, sign in and attend the meeting, upon completion of the meeting receive their RCHs for their time and attendance. All of this at a reduced cost versus the rate at the Pittsburgh location since we will not be providing lunch at the satellite locations.
Remember our soldiers & the local food banks.
The food banks need filled EVERY week to sustain their outreach programs. Your donations helps in their efforts.
APA Training Opportunities
The American Payroll Association & local chapters offers many wonderful opportunites to learn, grow and network.
SAVE THE DATES FOR 2018 EDUCATION EVENTS
|May 09, 2018||Western PA Chapter - meeting||Green Tree, PA|
|Jul 11, 2018||Western PA Chapter - meeting||Green Tree, PA|
|Sept 12, 2018||Western PA Chapter - meeting||Green Tree, PA|
|Nov 14, 2018||Western PA Chapter - meeting||Green Tree, PA|
|July 13-Sept 12 (every Wed)||CPP/FPC study group||Green Tree, PA|
|TBD||CPP/FPC study group||Indiana, PA|
|Apr 11, 2018||Payroll Issues for Multi-State Employers||Philadelphia, PA|
|Apr 11, 2018||Local Income Tax Compliance||Philadelphia, PA|
|June 7-8, 2018||Intermediate Payroll Concepts||Arlington, TX|
|Jun 20, 2018||Payroll Tax Forum||Philadelphia, PA|
|Jul 17-19, 2018||Payroll Practice Essentials||Columbus, OH|
|Aug 13, 2018||Garnishment Forum||Cleveland, OH|
|Sept 6-7, 2018||Pennsylvania Statewide Conference||Hershey, PA|
|Oct 8-9, 2018||Global Payroll Mgmt Certification||Las Vegas, NV|
|Oct 10-12, 2018||Leadership Certificate Program - Strategic Leadership||Chicago, IL|
|Nov 6, 2018||Preparing for Year End & 2019||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Mar 12-13, 2018||Capital Summit||Washington D.C.|
|May 15-19, 2018||APA Congress||Baltimore, MD|
|Sept 2018||Fall Forum||Indianapolis, IN|
|Oct 21-24, 2018||Educational Institutions Payroll Conference||New Orleans, LA|
Some national events have various locations available to attend. Please review the seminar in question on the APA website for location venues available.
Click here for more information: http://www.americanpayroll.org/course-conf/
Vector Security is looking for a system savvy payroll pro to join us in taking our team to the next level of professionalism and innovation.
We are a small team that strives to use our HRIS system UltiPro to make all aspects of the employee life-cycle go smoothly, accurately and compliantly.
We are interested in you if you not only are a meticulous Payroll pro but ALSO a system 'geek' who can understand how the system works, and identify what opportunities we may have to make it work even better for us. We would also expect you to be able to create, edit and distribute Business Intelligence labor-related reporting via the IBM Cognos reporting engine in UltiPro. This is not your everyday Payroll position!
Apply on our jobs board: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/VEC1000/JobBoard/78c69cfa-150f-4323-afd3-395d73027b09/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=081918d1-9029-435c-8927-d119e0b1e9cd
Private company in Pittsburgh seeking a payroll specialist.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Gather information on hours worked for each employee.
- Calculate the correct amount incorporating overtime, deductions, bonuses etc. with assistance of a computer system.
- Receive approval from upper management for payments when needed.
- Prepare and execute pay orders through an electronic system or distribute paychecks.
- Administer statements of payment to personnel either electronically or on paper.
- Process taxes and payment of employee benefits.
- Keep track of hour rates, wages, compensation benefit rates, new hire information etc.
- Address issues and questions regarding payroll from employees and superiors.
- Prepare reports for upper management, finance department etc.
- Proven experience as payroll specialist performing an in house payroll.
- Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices.
- Very good knowledge of legislation and regulations of the field.
- Proficient in MS Office and good knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Kronos, Payforce) and databases.
- Trustworthy with attention to confidentiality.
- Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills.
- BS/BA in business, accounting or relevant field.
Please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Lead, Payroll Specialist/Client Tax Report
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Experienced
An excellent career opportunity is currently available for a Team Lead, Payroll Specialist/Client Tax Report located at Aires Pittsburgh, PA office. This exciting opportunity is in a high growth environment where you will utilize your significant accounting and finance experience to manage the client tax reporting/payroll process.
Aires (www.aires.com/Join-Us) has been providing best-in-class relocation management services for over 30 years and is a recognized industry leader in delivering high quality relocation and assignment management services to leading corporations.
An award-winning technology platform, built in-house, that aligns with the future state of Global Mobility
A financially stable organization with a history of 15%-20% organic annual growth
A competitive compensation, a high internal promotion rate and a full benefits package including a 401K match
Directs team members with tasks and questions in the following areas:
Auditing all transferee data to ensure proper tax treatment
Reconciling all data with client payroll each reporting period
Preparing and sending wage requests and payroll reports on time
Processing year end updates for all clients and provides accurate relocation tax reports
Owns the year process/end W-2 success
Assists with creating, testing and rolling out new tools and processes
Coaches and counsels staff towards improved performance
Conducts annual performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations
Promotes cooperation, cohesiveness, identification and synergy
Interviews and screens applicants for open positions and participates in selection process
Responds to after hour issues and problems and escalates to appropriate parties
Researches appropriate tax law and applies to the Aires’ process
Bachelors of Science in Accounting or Finance
2-3 years of tax and GL accounting experience
2-3 years leadership experience
Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
General knowledge of major accounting software packages - Oracle or other ERP software preferred
Detail orientated with verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
Desire to embrace our core values: Client Focus, Results, Responsibility & Accountability, Collaboration and Innovation.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Leah Caputo, CRP, CPP
Manager, Payroll, Aires
Tel 412.677.1666 • Mobile 480.320.0722
We are working with a large non-profit health care system to identify an energetic and experienced Payroll Administrator. With over 130 years in business, this organization is a well-known provider with a strong reputation in their industry, a track record of continued growth, and a culture that is focused on their mission of caring and serving others.
In summary, the Payroll Administrator will report into an Accounting Manager and oversee biweekly payroll for approximately 3K multi-site employees. This position requires a person who can work in a fast paced environment, handle a robust level of activity, and commit to a high level of confidentiality and ethical standards.
- Prepare/Process payroll, salary, and benefit calculations, including deductions for insurance and other employee withholdings.
- Resolve employee payroll related questions and issues.
- Prepare payroll reports and maintain all employee payroll activities.
- Provide information to payroll processing center.
- Provide information internally on payroll matters, tax issues, PTO accrual balances, and direction on the time/attendance system.
- Assist in the 403B audit.
- Assist as need with general accounting duties.
- 5+ years in depth knowledge of payroll processing & calculations. Experience needs to be within a large multi-site organization.
- Medical/Healthcare industry exposure a plus.
- Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws/rules.
- Must be efficient in Excel and have experience creating custom and ad hoc reports.
- Experience with Ceridian highly preferred.
- CPP designation a plus.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.
Please respond to Joey Lerch at Specialized Industry Recruiters for confidential consideration
1(866) 240-5150 Ext. 228 | JoeyL@thebestworkwithus.com