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Managing the Payroll Function Virtual Workshop 2022

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.


This two-day virtual 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, Glynn Flaherty CA, Director at Payroll Matters Pty Ltd.

Key Features & Benefits of the Managing the Payroll Function Workshop:

  • Australia’s leading payroll expert will provide attendees with the most relevant, current, and practical information that they need to stay up to date on payroll
  • Attendees will receive recordings of all sessions covered in the workshop to view after the event in their own time.
  • Attendees will walk away with a detailed workbook to act as a reference in actively dealing with client affairs back home.
  • Attendees can also submit follow-up questions in the week immediately after the session. Once all sessions are completed, we will provide you with a comprehensive summary of all the issues discussed as a valuable reference tool to use in the future.
  • Access to additional pre-recorded sessions covering state obligations in payroll tax and workers compensation will be available for all Australian states and territories.
  • This highly interactive workshop will assist attendees in actively dealing with common issues that their clients may face


Continuing Professional Development Hours

All topics covered in our Managing the Payroll Function Workshop constitute verifiable CPD for CA ANZ, have been assessed for ASIC and FASEA CPD and also meet the Tax Practitioners Board's CPE requirements.


The expected CPD hours to be allocated to this workshop are as follows:

  • CA ANZ: Up to 6 verifiable CPD hours
  • FASEA: Up to 6 CPD hours (General)
  • ASIC: Up to 6 CPD hours (General)
  • Tax Practitioners Board: Up to 6 CPD hours

This workshop is made up of a live virtual workshop that takes place over two half-days as well a pre-recorded session covering state obligations in payroll tax and workers compensation which will be provided after Day 2 of the virtual classroom.

 Live virtual workshop program:


Session 1:
Recent Developments






Review current changes and what is proposed for 2022/2023 that affects Payroll including:

  • Federal Budget and impact on employers
  • State Budget brief
  • Preparing for the increase in the superannuation contribution rate and EOFY transition
  • STP Phase 2 – what it is and the critical areas to get right with STP coding
  • Engaging casual employees – the processes to follow to stay compliant
  • Superannuation and what confuses employees
  • Latest industrial relations changes to be aware of.
On successful completion of this topic, participants should 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.





Session 2:












A complete practical guide to calculating entitlements, applying tax and disclosure in STP including:

  • Fair Work Act obligations
  • Taxation conditions for a genuine redundancy including impact of age
  • Calculating tax free redundancy amounts
  • Calculating and correctly disclosing all leave entitlements
  • Determining when ling service leave may be payable
  • Completing all necessary paperwork.





On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to: 

  • Determine minimum redundancy and/or notice and payment in lieu of notice entitlements under the Fair Work Act
  • Determine if a redundancy meets all tax criteria and process all payments including tax free amounts and leave entitlements
  • Process general termination including leave entitlements and employment termination payments including their correct classification
  • Explain correct STP disclosures
  • Answer common queries that staff and clients may ask about terminations.
Session 3:

State Obligations – Payroll Tax and Workers Compensation





  • Review of State Payroll Tax definition of taxable wages and Workers Compensation definition of remuneration.
  • Examine the rules for determining the correct State for declaringwages when staff work/reside in different States.



On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to: 

  • Calculate Payroll Tax and WorkCover obligations, including what counts as remuneration/taxable wages and when contractor arrangements may need to be included
  • Apply the rules correctly in declaring wages in the correct jurisdiction.
Session 4:

Superannuation Obligations for Employees and Contractors



  • Review the definition of Ordinary Time Earnings (OTE), what is included, what is excluded and why.
  • Consider the expanded definition of employee for Superannuation Guarantee purposes and its practical application to contractor arrangements

On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to: 

  • Determine what makes up ordinary time earnings for Superannuation Guarantee purposes and whether an obligation arises for any contractors.

Session 5:
STP and Other EOFY and Ad Hoc Processes



  • Annual wage cut off – the rules to apply
  • Review finalisation through STP, adjustments post 30 June and staff common queries.


On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to: 

  • Complete the STP and related EOFY processes and answer staff and client questions
  • Understand action ad hoc payroll processes.

Session 6:

Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions (RESC)




  • Review the rules in determining when a contribution to superannuation must be disclosed at the RESC label.






On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to: 

  • Explain when a contribution to superannuation must be disclosed at the RESC label in STP
  • Explain how the RESC amount affects employees
  • Explain the distinction and impact between accrual of superannuation and payment of superannuation.
Session 7:

Reportable Fringe Benefits (RFB)


  • Review the conditions applying before an amount must be disclosed at the RFB label.
  • Review the exclusions that can apply and in what circumstances.
On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to: 
  • Calculate the RFB amount for employees.


This event will be presented by:


Glynn Flaherty CA, Director, Payroll Matters Pty Ltd

Glynn has over 28 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. 


Tristan Webb, Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, CA ANZ  

Tristan has more than 25 years tax experience in organisations such as the Australian Taxation Office, PwC, CCH and HLB Mann Judd. He was the national tax director at Crowe Horwath immediately before joining Chartered Accountants ANZ. His role required a good working knowledge of tax and risk issues for mid-tier accounting firms operating in the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector. Tristan’s expertise is in company and trust taxation for SMEs and high net worth clients.  

Online virtual workshop

Pricing and Discount:

Member | $595
Non Member | $715


  • Group: A group registration of 3 or more people will receive a 15% discount*
    *Cannot be used with any other discounts

Email to use for CA ANZ event registration 
Members must register using your primary email address nominated on your CA ANZ member profile (the email address in which this email has been received at) to ensure you are charged at the correct registration rate and that your CA ANZ member profile will reflect the event registration, your designation, event attendance and applicable qualifying hours.

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Event questions
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Topic: Financial Advisory and Superannuation, Member Regional Events, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Business Reporting, Business Tax, Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT, Future of Business, Income Tax, Presentation, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, State/Territory Taxes, Strategy, Tax Administration

Format: Virtual Classroom

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 6 hours