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Managing the Payroll Function Workshop

This one-day workshop is a chance for you, as payroll professionals and advisers, to gain insights and garner time-critical information from one of Australia’s leading payroll experts.

As one of the most important roles in an organisation, nothing demonstrates the complexities of the accounting profession quite like payroll. With legislative changes constantly shifting the goalposts, it’s imperative that payroll professionals and advisers stay up to date.

Attendees will walk away with a detailed workbook and materials to act as a reference in actively dealing with issues back at the office, while also providing a valuable opportunity to network with local practitioners and our expert presenter.

Learning outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:

  • Identify current federal and state specific payroll issues to ensure accuracy and compliance including Single Touch Payroll
  • Understand legislative changes and their impacts on payroll functions for your organisation
  • Competently perform or manage the payroll function
  • Provide practical, relevant and accurate payroll advice.
Recent developments
State Changes
State Budget Update
Other State changes
Federal Changes
Federal Budget
Impact of  the Election
PAYG changes for 2019-2020 
New HELP obligations from 1 July and impact on employees

  • Treatment of leave loading
  • Age restrictions to super contributions
  • Maximum earnings base
  • Concessional Super limit and issues for employers and employees to watch for
New Employment Separation Certificate and when required

Single Touch Payroll
  • Brief History – what was proposed and what happened
  • The main points to know about STP
  • Implementation and issues to watch for
  • Treatment and disclosure of pay items
  • Allowances detailed
  • Superannuation disclosure options
  • Year-end finalisation
  • Corrections after income year end
  • Authorisations required
  • MyGov and what to do if staff do not have a MyGov account

Industrial relations
  • Workers compensation and leave accruals
  • Who is a casual
  • New Award obligations for casuals
  • Time limit for termination payments

  • Processing a redundancy
  • Processing a resignation, retirement and dismissal
  • Paperwork obligations
  • Tax rates applying
  • What is an ETP
  • Classifying ETPs as excluded and non excluded
  • ETP Caps and how they work
  • Lump sum leave obligations – annual and long service leave
  • Super on termination payments
  • Processing through STP

On costs

Which State/Territory to declare in – Payroll Tax and WorkCover
When are  contractors captured for Super, Payroll Tax and WorkCover – the hidden exposure
What must be declared  for each on cost including fringe benefits, superannuation and employer sponsored parental leave

Annual  Processes

Treatment of allowances – disclosure and tax withheld requirements

Payment Summary and STP completion and time limits

Reportable Fringe Benefits

Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions

Glynn Flaherty CA, Director, Payroll Matters Pty Ltd

Glynn has over 25 years experience in advising and assisting clients in employment related areas with a particular focus on federal and state taxation and superannuation aspects. Glynn also provides specialist payroll related training throughout Australia and overseas on Australian obligations.

CA ANZ offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth


An automatic 15% discount is applied to groups of 3+ registrants.

CA ANZ members working 125km or more from the event location can use discount code CAANZREG20 for a 20% regional discount. Please note regional registrations are audited and are only available to members.

Discounts cannot be combined


Topic: Tax

Sub-Topic: Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT

Format: Workshop

Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

CPD: 6.5 hours