VISION STATEMENT- The American
Payroll Association is the leading advocate for the advancement of payroll professionals and a catalyst for connecting the
payroll industry with employers and government. Our vision is to create opportunities and forge a community by providing the
education, skills, and resources necessary for payroll professionals to become successful leaders and strategic partners within
MISSION STATEMENT- The American Payroll Association is the professional society for Payroll Professionals. Founded in 1982 it is run
by a professional staff under the direction of the Executive Director, the member President, and Board of Directors. The Association
pursues the following objectives:
1) To increase the
Payroll Professional's skill level through education and moral support.
To obtain recognition for payroll work as practiced in today's business and legislative environments and as a professional
3) To represent the Payroll Professional on the federal,
state and local level.
4) To provide public service education on
payroll and employment issues.
engaged in payroll administration and/or related fields is eligible for APA membership. APA proudly represents a true cross
section of the payroll profession made up predominantly of payroll managers from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto
Rico, with a growing constituency in Canada and other foreign nations, whose payroll informational needs are as diverse as
the number of employees paid and as demanding as the number of states and countries in which they pay.
CERTIFICATION- APA sets the standards for payroll excellence
though certification programs at two levels. Explore the benefits of certification for you and your staff.