Starting September 2016, qualified Canadian Payroll Association members can work
towards becoming a Certified Payroll
Manager (CPM) with in-person courses at the McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education in Hamilton,
Ontario. In addition, McMaster now
offers a university-level five-course Certificate
in Canadian Payroll Management with in-person and online courses that can
be applied to the CPM designation.
Through taking this program, students will receive credit towards their professional designation as well as towards the
McMaster University Certificate in Canadian Payroll Management. This
certificate enables students to ladder into undergraduate degree studies.
Who should take this program?
- Graduates of the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) program who are preparing to move up in their careers by working towards their Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification.
Why pursue a career in payroll management?
Payroll is a mission-critical process for
successful organizations. Wages and benefits, in addition to being a major
expense, also have legislative and statutory compliance requirements to be
Canada's 1.5 million employers count on payroll professionals to annually pay $860 billion in wages, $268 billion in federal and provincial statutory remittances, and $94 billion in health and retirement benefits, in addition to producing 26 million T4s, 9 million T4As, and 7 million RL-1s - all while complying with over 190 regulatory requirements.
McMaster's Certificate in Canadian Payroll Management enables payroll professionals to enhance operations, comply with legislative requirements and utilize emerging technologies - all skills that will make you invaluable to payroll departments across industries.
Graduates of this program will have the ability to:
- Demonstrate awareness
of ethical practices and professional standards as applied to the payroll profession
- Demonstrate awareness
of organizational structure and the role of payroll management practices within
- Understand the role
that strategic, operational, human resources and financial management play in
- Recognize appropriate organizational, legal, and professional policies that regulate payroll professionals
- Analyze situations
and apply the appropriate decision-making processes
- Identify and apply
the principles of project management in the payroll management process
- Use effective
- Research, calculate,
analyze and evaluate information appropriate to payroll contexts
- Propose creative and
critical options and solutions that align with payroll practices
- Recognize the impact
of current economic, political and professional rules and regulations on