Global Payroll Association holds its first event in London Global Payroll Association holds its first event in London

Global Payroll Association holds its first event in London
31 Aug 2015

Payroll and HR professionals from around the world gathered at the iconic Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, for the Global Payroll Association’s (GPA) first major event on the morning of Thursday 11 June 2015.

The free GPA event, sponsored by Equiniti, was the first chance for international payroll and HR professionals to gather under one roof in the RIGB’s prestigious library and listen to expert speakers, ask questions and network with like-minded people.

Speakers included representatives from Equiniti, Deloitte’s global mobility compensation (GMC) team and Purely Payroll France, covering pressing issues from shadow payroll to international payments.

David Mantell, manager in global compensation at Deloitte opened the morning’s proceedings with his presentation on shadow payroll to help GPA members maintain and review the processes that they may be operating.

He said: “Shadow payroll is often forgotten as far as requirements and what is expected and the issue of shadow payroll means that ideally everything that goes in one location should be shadowed in the opposite location. The treatment might be slightly different but it is ensuring that the process is maintained for compliance purposes.”

Andy Brown, operations director at Equiniti followed with his informative presentation on international payments. He said it was a privilege to be asked to speak at the GPA’s first event: “Presenting to kindred spirits and a knowledgeable audience made this easy for me. The key message is that there’s an alternative out there for international payments, choose your service provider wisely and understand that BACS is absolutely fit for purpose.”

Payroll consultant from Purely Payroll France, Olivier Audaire, concluded the morning with his talk on the myths and realities of running a business in France. “It was a great honour for me to introduce French payroll. It’s quite complex to manage business in France because of red tape, social labour codes and fiscal tax, but it’s still achievable and you have to have stronger partnerships to drive your business.”

During the event it was also announced that Jeanette Hibbert is taking up the role as Director of Education and Research for the GPA. She spoke about her new appointment: “It involves making sure that we are key in the education of our associate members and the global payroll community and that we research to help that community as much as possible to make sure that everything is directed towards our members and it is focused towards their challenges and their needs. It’s really exciting as I’ve been in the global payroll industry for nearly a decade and it’s so nice to finally see things come together in terms of offerings for our members.”

Since the GPA’s launch in December 2014, the GPA has been working hard to keep payroll professionals up-to-date with resources such as country fact files, industry directories, payroll advice and globally orientated training available at www.globalpayrollassociation.com.

 

 

Payroll and HR professionals from around the world gathered at the iconic Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, for the Global Payroll Association’s (GPA) first major event on the morning of Thursday 11 June 2015.

The free GPA event, sponsored by Equiniti, was the first chance for international payroll and HR professionals to gather under one roof in the RIGB’s prestigious library and listen to expert speakers, ask questions and network with like-minded people.

Speakers included representatives from Equiniti, Deloitte’s global mobility compensation (GMC) team and Purely Payroll France, covering pressing issues from shadow payroll to international payments.

David Mantell, manager in global compensation at Deloitte opened the morning’s proceedings with his presentation on shadow payroll to help GPA members maintain and review the processes that they may be operating.

He said: “Shadow payroll is often forgotten as far as requirements and what is expected and the issue of shadow payroll means that ideally everything that goes in one location should be shadowed in the opposite location. The treatment might be slightly different but it is ensuring that the process is maintained for compliance purposes.”

Andy Brown, operations director at Equiniti followed with his informative presentation on international payments. He said it was a privilege to be asked to speak at the GPA’s first event: “Presenting to kindred spirits and a knowledgeable audience made this easy for me. The key message is that there’s an alternative out there for international payments, choose your service provider wisely and understand that BACS is absolutely fit for purpose.”

Payroll consultant from Purely Payroll France, Olivier Audaire, concluded the morning with his talk on the myths and realities of running a business in France. “It was a great honour for me to introduce French payroll. It’s quite complex to manage business in France because of red tape, social labour codes and fiscal tax, but it’s still achievable and you have to have stronger partnerships to drive your business.”

During the event it was also announced that Jeanette Hibbert is taking up the role as Director of Education and Research for the GPA. She spoke about her new appointment: “It involves making sure that we are key in the education of our associate members and the global payroll community and that we research to help that community as much as possible to make sure that everything is directed towards our members and it is focused towards their challenges and their needs. It’s really exciting as I’ve been in the global payroll industry for nearly a decade and it’s so nice to finally see things come together in terms of offerings for our members.”

Since the GPA’s launch in December 2014, the GPA has been working hard to keep payroll professionals up-to-date with resources such as country fact files, industry directories, payroll advice and globally orientated training available at www.globalpayrollassociation.com.

 

 

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