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.

March/April Chapter Meetings  

Details of our March 19 and April 16 meetings have been announced.  Our March meeting will feature Luanne Brown, CPP presenting "Taxable and Nontaxable Fringe Benefits." Our April meeting will feature Detroit Chapter Treasurer Howard Goldman, CPP presenting "941 Amendments."  Details and links to online registration for these meetings are posted on our Chapter Meeting Schedule page.

Updated! “Know the Numbers 2015”
Chapter members may visit the “Resources_for_Members” page for an updated version of  “2015 Know the Numbers.” Thanks again to Howard Goldman, CPP for providing this valuable information.

2015 CPP Exam Preparation Class
Our 2015 CPP Exam Preparation Class, presented in conjunction with Schoolcraft College in Livonia, will be held Wednesday evenings between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, beginning May 6th and running through August 19th.  The class format is a lecture on a different payroll topic each week, plus two mini-exams to test your knowledge and preparedness.  For individuals currently certified as a CPP or FPC, the class is expected to be approved for up to 41 recertification credit hours (depending on your attendance).

Cost of the class is not yet determined but is expected to be about $235.  Participants will need the 2015 edition of The Payroll Source book, available from the American Payroll Association at www.americanpayroll.org/store.  Class registration will open in April 2015 – please check the APA Detroit Chapter website at that time for registration details.

Statewide Conference
Mark your calendar: this year's conference is scheduled for October 22-23 at the Firekeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek.

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 February 28, 2015 and new ones can come in at any time.

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.

Our March 2014 meeting featured "Short/Long-term Disability”  - presented by Jennifer Young, Sr. Account Mgr., J.S. Clark.

Our April 2014 meeting focused on "Gender Differences.  The differences between how women and men communicate" presented by Diane Young, President, The Athena Financial Group

Evelyn Adams from the MiWAM Support Group presented "MiWAN for Employers" at our July 2014 meeting.

Chapter President Mary Surko, CPP, introduced our guest speaker, Gino Petrozzi, Mgr, National Tax-Employment Tax Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, LLP at the September 2014 Chapter meeting.

Silver Anniversary Statewide.  Thanks to chairperson Susan Sather, CPP, and the entire Statewide Committee for another outstanding conference. With over 170 attendees, 20 speakers, and17 sponsors, it was an exciting, informative, and fun educational and networking event!  APA Executive Director Dan Maddux opened the conference congratulating the Michigan Chapters on our 25th Annual Statewide Conference.

Chapter Treasurer and Director of Payroll at Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Howard I. Goldman, CPP, provided special year-end guidance for attendees at our November, 2014 meeting.  Also at the meeting, Chapter President, Mary Surko, CPP recognized Kari Rosol, CPP for achieving certification in 2014.  

At our February, 2015 meeting Mike Muha, and Mike Melquist from Workforce Software presented "Cloud Time and Attendance: How a modern solution can improve decision making, boost productivity, and provide a better view of your total workforce."

Chapter president, Tena Gibson, CPP  hosted the meeting.