The GPA Certificate in Global Payroll, Leadership, Strategy design and Transformation
The GPA Certificate in Global Payroll Leadership is designed for payroll professionals and/or managers who have responsibility for multi country payroll delivery.
The course specifically addresses the responsibilities of multi country payroll ‘owners’, regional payroll owners and global payroll owners. The course will equip these payroll professionals with practical tools to implement or enhance payroll Governance, and addresses the structured approach to revisit and develop (global) payroll strategies – highlighting the need for rigour in the development of these strategies, including practical considerations.
This course is broken down into eight modules.
At the end of the course, you should come away with the confidence to prepare, manage and own (run) multi-country, Regional and global payrolls.
Is the certificate for you?
You may want to consider this GPA Certificate in Global Payroll if you:
- Have a primary focus on or ownership responsibility for multi-country/regional or global payroll governance and risk management
• Have a responsibility for regional/ global strategy and delivery models, whether in-house or via a third party
• Have operational responsibility for multi-country payrolls and aspire to ownership of payrolls at either a regional or global level.
What will I gain from taking the certificate?
Once you have completed all the modules, you will be able to develop a global payroll strategy, manage global payroll transformations more effectively, understand requests for proposals (purchase) (RFPs) and deal with remote teams and stakeholders. In addition, you will be able to assess your current payroll Governance framework and implement an enhanced Governance model to manage payroll control and risk across your country set.
You will be issued with a Global Payroll Association Certificate in Global Payroll Leadership and gain the equivalent of up to six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for each module completed.
The GPA Certificate in Managing Multi-Country Payroll Strategy is divided into eight modules as follows:
Module One – Introduction
- Meet the trainers
- The importance of true payroll ‘ownership’
- Agenda Overview
Module Two- Payroll Governance
The payroll process will go unnoticed all year, until failure occurs. When a Corporate Audit occurs, suddenly everyone is interested in payroll. A solid, robust Governance framework will address ongoing proactive risk management of payroll.
- What is Governance?
- Why do we need Governance?
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Key Governance elements
- Implementing a lens into multi country, Regional, Global Payroll control and risk management
Module Three Global Payroll Strategy – where to start?
Payroll has often been the poor relation in HR Transformation projects. The impact on payroll is at best underestimated or at worst overlooked. Developing a global payroll strategy requires that you have a clear understanding of the wider business context within which payroll sits, you utilise a rigorous methodology, and that you approach the development of future (global) payroll strategy development with ‘eyes wide open’.
What is global payroll strategy?
• Developing a global payroll strategy
• Key elements of a global strategy
• Developing a logical flow to the strategy
• Modularising the approach to developing the strategy
• What should be considered and who should be involved in a global payroll service delivery model. What value does it add to the payroll organisation?
Module Four – Request for Purchase (RFP)
Often, your payroll strategy will require 3rd party payroll service provision. Selection of tactical or strategic vendor support for your payrolls is a critical decision. The decision should be taken as a result of a rigorous process. Only a rigorous selection process will help to assure that you select a payroll provider(s) who is appropriate for your organisation, can meet your current and future needs, and with whom you can build a true payroll delivery partnership.
Request for proposal (RFP)
• When do you require an RFP?
• Preparing for an RFP
• Key components of a global payroll RFP
• Evaluating a global RFP response.
- Detailed review of shortlisted service providers (Deep dive)
- Implementation considerations
Module Five – Global payroll transformation projects: What can go wrong?
Developing the payroll strategy, getting leadership buy-in, contracting with 3rd party partners is just the beginning – there are many reasons why these projects stumble and fail. Being aware of the recurring failure or dangers should allow you to plan in advance, mitigate project risk and hopefully avoid the things that can blow your project off track.
- Main causes of global project failure
• How to mitigate the risk of failure
• Effective change management of global payroll transformation projects
• The importance of plans
Module Six – Change Management
Payroll strategy change, involving transformation, is complex and will have serious impact across the business. These projects require compelling and continuous leadership and communication – not everyone understands what you understand.
- Change management during the project
- Stakeholder management
Module Seven – Todays Multi Country payroll challenges
Payroll as a profession has improved its capability and increased its profile in businesses today. Yet we still see some worrying trends in global payroll, and there signs that that service provider market is in a ‘race to the bottom’.
- The challenges facing global payroll today.
- Service, service, service
Module Eight – Summary
We will have covered a lot of complexity together. Here is our chance to recap the main messages, to reinforce our understanding, and ensure we can move forward with confidence in our future global payroll leadership roles.
- Governance v Do you feel lucky?
- Strategy development v Speed dating
- Payroll of the 1980’s v Payroll 2020
Meet our trainers
Graham Jenkins has owned payroll globally for IBM and BP. He is a Director of The Consultant Connection Ltd and is engaged with multiple clients, across multiple sectors, assisting them with the development of their global payroll strategies and identifying their payroll transformation opportunities. He advises on global payroll 'governance' and on-going risk management and control.
Recognised as a global payroll authority and thought leader he is a regular keynote speaker and contributor to global payroll events and international conferences.
Andy Tester is a senior consultant within The Consultant Connection Ltd, where he leads the development of payroll consulting offerings, the methodologies and delivery of global payroll consultancy. He is an experienced business professional with more than 25 years’ experience in IBM.
During his career he has worked extensively across Finance and HR functions at country and geography levels including his roles as EMEA Payroll and T&E Process Owner and within Corporate Business Controls.
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