Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

The Payroll Cycle

This course is part of ADP Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Professional Certificate

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Describe the step-by-step payroll processing cycle, including data collection, input, verification, calculation, and finalization.

  • Identify essential requirements for time tracking systems to accurately record/manage employee work minutes for payroll processing and compliance.

  • Explain the payroll-related tasks involved in employee on-boarding, such as tax withholding preferences, direct deposit, etc.

  • Describe the key components of year-end payroll processes, such as W-2 preparation, 1099 form distribution, and other required tax reporting.

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June 2024

Assessments

5 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the ADP Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Professional Certificate
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There are 3 modules in this course

This module will introduce you to a typical payroll cycle, describe the variety of challenges faced by a payroll department, and explore the 3rd-party resources available to assist in payroll processing.

What's included

10 videos7 readings2 assignments4 discussion prompts

This module concerns occurrences that may occur infrequently but must be addressed correctly when encountered.

What's included

9 videos5 readings1 assignment4 discussion prompts

In this module, you will learn how to audit your payroll process and learn ways to spot critical discrepancies.

What's included

7 videos5 readings2 assignments3 discussion prompts

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ADP Learning Academy
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
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