Did you know the payroll services industry has grown 82% since 2008? According to the AJC, it is the fastest growing profession in Georgia since the Great Recession.
Knowing this, we are set for another round of classes to begin in one of our newest programs. Payroll PayTrain® Fundamentals and Mastery courses are designed to give you a significant edge over job seekers who lack certification.
The two courses comprise the Payroll Professional Certificate, a reflection of our partnership with the American Payroll Association. The program is designed for all levels of payroll administration as well as those interested in preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification exams.
Topics of Study
- Payroll concepts
- Paycheck calculations
- Fringe benefits
- Payroll reporting and employment taxes
- Record keeping and payroll practices
- Payroll accounting
Lucy Ramondetta, CPP, is the instructor for the in-class Fundamentals course. She has more than 20 years of experience in the payroll industry as a business services manager, payroll manager and senior implementation consultant. Additionally, she serves as the president of the American Payroll Association Atlanta Chapter. Our PayTrain Mastery instructor is Levi Meeske, CPP, is a longtime payroll administrator and manager who has worked in industries ranging from manufacturing to hospitality to healthcare. He is also a past president of the APA Atlanta Chapter.
Clarissia Harris, CPP, MBA, is the instructor for the online courses. She also has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and is a longtime instructor. She is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and an active member of APA.
Martha Barrera, recent PayTrain Fundamentals graduate, said, “I took my certification exam with the American Payroll Association and I passed it! This [class] is very important for people who work in payroll. The certificate and the certification will help you find a job. I plan to take Payroll [PayTrain Mastery] to improve my career. The APA recommended KSU, and I knew it was one of the best schools for business administration. It was very professional.”
We had 100% certification exam pass rate for our first class offered in July 2014. This included FPC and CPP exams.