APA Detroit Chapter

Payroll Professionals Helping Payroll Professionals

The APA  Detroit Chapter is affiliated with the American Payroll Association, but is an autonomous and independent organization.

The Chapter is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to providing educational, communication, and networking opportunities for payroll professionals.

Next Chapter Meeting
Our next Chapter Meeting will be held on June 16, 2016. Watch this space for meeting details and a link to online registration.  

“Know the Numbers 2016”
Chapter members may visit the “Resources_for_Members” page for the updated 2016 version of  “Know the Numbers.” Thanks again to Howard Goldman, CPP for providing this valuable information.

Statewide Conference
"Make Your Payroll Rise and Shine" - the 27th Annual Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference will be held at the Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek on October 20-21, 2016.  Click here for complete conference information

Seeking a new position?
If you or someone you know is seeking a new payroll opportunity check out our Job Opportunities page often. The most recent opening was posted April 14, 2016 and new ones can come in at any time.

CPP Exam Preparation Class
The APA Detroit Chapter's 2016 CPP Exam study group, presented with Schoolcraft College in Livonia, will be held Wednesday evenings between 6:30 and 9:30, beginning May 11th and running through August 24th.  The format is a classroom lecture on a different payroll topic each week, plus two mini-exams to test your knowledge and check your test-taking preparedness.

If you plan to sit for the certification exam, download the Candidate Examination Handbook at www.americanpayroll.org/certification and review the required educational and work experience prerequisites for the certification exam before registering for this class.  There are no eligibility requirements to enroll in this study group class.

For individuals currently certified as a CPP or FPC, this class has been approved by the American Payroll Association for up to 41 recertification credit hours (depending on your attendance).  This is a great way to earn education hours toward your future recertification!

Cost of this class is $235 ($188 for seniors).  Participants should have the 2016 edition of The Payroll Source textbook, available from the American Payroll Association at www.americanpayroll.org/store.  Registration opens Tuesday 03/22 and can be done online, mail-in, or walk-in.

To register online:

To register by mail or walk-in:

All class sessions will be in room 122 of the Jeffress Center at the southeast corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty roads on the Schoolcraft College campus in Livonia.

Please pass the word to your staff members and other payroll professionals who may be interested.  Thank you!

LinkedIn Group
Our Chapter has established a group on LinkedIn.  This group is intended for disseminating news and promoting discussions regarding subjects of interest to Detroit Chapter members and prospective members.   We encourage you to join this group.  Chapter Membership is also encouraged, of course, but not required.  Look for “Detroit Chapter American Payroll Association” on LinkedIn, or simply click on this link to learn more

The Detroit Chapter has been Serving Payroll Professionals in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan since 1985.

This website developed and maintained by Roger A. Smith, CPP


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Enjoy the benefits of membership.  Visit our Chapter Membership page for the details.

Chapter Treasurer and Payroll Payroll Director at Ilitch Holdings Howard I. Goldman, CPP presented “"Form 941 Amendments - What you need to know" at our April, 2015 Chapter Meeting.


"Global Payroll and Foreign Nationals" was presented by Blake Springer, Senior Manager, Deloitte at our June, 2015 Chapter Meeting.

At our July, 2015 meeting Kenny Oguejiofor, Social Security Administration, presented "Information You Want and Need to Know."

Our November 2015 meeting included recognition of new CPPs/FPCs, election of 2015 officers, and "Year-End 2015/2016 Review: What are the impending changes?" presented by Howard Goldman, CPP.

Amy Hall of the JS Clark Agency, Inc. presented "Affordable Care Act: What's new for 2016" to over 35 attendees at our February "Valentines" meeting.

Our March 2016 meeting featured Matthew Kaufer,  VP of Business Operations, Barnett Associates who presented "Best Practices for Controlling Unemployment Costs."

Two weeks prior to Cinco de Mayo we were “On The Border” for our April, 2016 meeting.  Jeff Albert from Money Network, presented “Pay Cards: an overview of new trends and regulations, with a specific focus on implementation, benefits, associated fees and perceived pitfalls.”