Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certification Programs #payroll, #accounting, #compliance, #


Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certification Programs


The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada: the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and the Certified Payroll Manager (CPM). These programs prepare payroll practitioners to manage the compliance requirements of an organization’s annual payroll cycle, deliver clear and reliable payroll information, and contribute a payroll perspective to organizational policy and strategy discussions.

Payroll is a growing field and those holding Payroll designations earn higher salaries than those who don’t. Check out our full and part time course options today.

For all Payroll programs and courses, students are required to register with the Canadian Payroll Association and pay their associated fees. Students in our full time offering qualify for a student rate with the Association.

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Launching New Full Time Payroll Program

NAIT now offers a full time Professional Payroll Program in addition to our part time courses. The Program runs from late August until the end of February every year. Students take the required courses for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation. Additional courses that typically round out the skills required of payroll professionals such as Sage, Business Communications, Word and Excel are included. We also provide training in areas of time management, change management, networking and computers so that our students are fully prepared to enter the workforce. Students participate in networking sessions with industry professionals so that they can get a head start on their job search.

The courses are full days Tuesday’s to Fridays. Registration opens in February.

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Top 5 ERP Software Systems #enterprise #resource #planning #software, #hosted #erp #software,


Top 5 On-Premise Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Systems

Epicor at a glance

Infor at a glance

Microsoft at a glance

Oracle at a glance

SAP at a glance

  • Long history of reputable products
  • Over 20,000 customers, 140 countries, 30 languages
  • In major growth mode
  • Reasonable VAR channel
  • Several strong industry solutions
  • ERP consultant strength
  • MS/SQL/SOA technology
  • Low to moderately priced
  • 3rd largest global ERP maker
  • Over 70,000 customers
  • Several different ERP systems
  • Vertically focused ERP solutions
  • Lean manufacturing capabilities
  • Complex and discrete manufacturing
  • Process manufacturing
  • Strong distribution and SCM
  • Low to moderately priced
  • Over 83,000 ERP customers
  • Strong SMB/mid-market solution
  • Very strong partner channel
  • Only sold through VAR channel
  • Multiple ERP products
  • ERP road map questionable
  • Solutions often vary by global region
  • MS/.Net/SQL technology
  • Low to moderately priced
  • Over 37,000 application customers
  • Claim #1 CRM market share leader
  • #2 ERP market share leader
  • 30 year proven credibility
  • New SOA architecture
  • Deep software functionality
  • Outrageous flexibility
  • Technology is the Oracle stack
  • Priced at the high end
  • More than 35,000 customers, 120 countries
  • Claim #1 CRM market share leader
  • Built the client/server ERP market
  • Definite #1 ERP market share leader
  • Very impressive distribution/SCM
  • Several industry solutions
  • Netweaver, SQL and a chasm of technologies
  • Priced at the high end

Enterprise Resource Planning Software Leaders by Market Segment

For an additional market segmentation perceptive, the below summary points illustrate how the Top 5 ERP systems best line up with the small business, middle and enterprise customer market segments.

Epicor offers strong ERP software functionality along with several impressive Industry solutions for Professional Services Automation (PSA), financial services, hospitality management, retail, distribution, manufacturing, pharma and not for profit. In a late 2007 analyst release report, Epicor was recognized by Aberdeen as achieving the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and total per user cost of software, services and maintenance for mid-size companies. In fact, the Epicor ERP solution came in at less than 50% of competing ERP products. We find the company’s channel strategy questionable which may necessitate more review for international buyers.

Infor is the mega company that surprising few ERP software buyers are aware of. Largely based on an aggressive acquisition and roll-up strategy, Infor is the third largest ERP manufacturer – behind only SAP and Oracle. Infor is a vertically oriented software publisher with several different ERP software systems and particularly strong distribution, supply chain management (SCM), lean manufacturing, complex manufacturing and process manufacturing solutions.

SAP is the largest and most recognized Fortune 1000, Global 5000 and enterprise market share leader. The company has achieved its success due to its extremely deep accounting and distribution software suites along with tightly integrated financials, manufacturing, human resource, payroll and customer relationship management software systems. While the company claims that its retains significant middle market share, its definition of ‘middle market’ is more in lines with other definition of the enterprise market.

Oracle is the world’s second largest business applications maker – and is clearly out to take the lead role from SAP. Bolstered by its acquisitions of PeopleSoft (with JD Edwards) and Siebel Systems, Oracle has collected an impressive customer list and portfolio of intellectual property. Now the real work to keep those customers and integrate those products (project Fusion) is underway with results expected very soon. Expect several more acquisition and integration project announcements from Oracle over the coming months.

The ERP Evolution Continues

The ERP systems evolution is taking an unusual turn. For those that may remember, ERP applications were originally introduced as mainframe and host-based monolithic applications in the 1970’s and 1980’s. McCormack and Dodge and MSA (Management Sciences America) were fierce competitors and between them owned the lions share of the ERP software market. The two rivals ultimately merged to become Dun Bradstreet Software. Following the merger of the number one and number two market share leaders, Dun Bradstreet Software believed itself to be an unstoppable ERP application titan, however, was soon thereafter completely replaced by the introduction of client/server applications and later sold to Geac for a marginal fee valued largely on existing customer software maintenance contracts.

Starting in November 1992, the client/server ERP applications began appearing from no-name or lesser name software manufacturers such as Platinum Software, PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials, Baan and SAP. These distributed software and GUI interfaced applications grew at the expense of the mainframe ERP systems. Midrange systems such as the AS/400 continued to survive, however, their growth days were clearly over. The most notable of the client/server ERP players – SAP and Oracle Financials – stand alone as today’s ERP application market share leaders. However, now they too are threatened by new technology paradigms from software as a service (SaaS) competitors and open source software.

At the turn of the century, SaaS ERP systems were introduced as a new pricing and systems management alternative to client/server systems. While originally weak in software depth and scalability, leading ERP systems such as Aplicor, Intacct and NetSuite have evolved to deliver functionally equivalent ERP applications, however, with the advertised advantages of the SaaS delivery model (e.g. subscription pricing, hosted delivery, fewer internal IT resources, etc.). These leading SaaS ERP applications are clearly replacing the middle market client/server ERP systems (most notably the Microsoft ERP products of Great Plains, Solomon, Navision and Axapta) in many situations, however, are not yet mature enough to take on the industry giants Oracle or SAP.

Open Source ERP has yet to prove itself as a replacement to commercial ERP applications. While open source ERP applications are clearly growing, they are more often than not used to create first time business systems for young companies or replace antiquated custom built ERP applications with new custom built ERP applications this time built on open source technology.

While Microsoft, Oracle and SAP would be wise to reference the then seemingly unstoppable power of their Dun Bradstreet Software predecessor, they appear to instead exhibit a similar behavior to Dun Bradstreet. All three have scoffed at the SaaS delivery model and mocked the open source initiative. While they are now finally showing some interest, that interests appears to belittle more than dipping their toe in the water and their strategies appear to be more of a defensive tactic designed to slow down the market share loss of their customer base to these new ERP models. We suspect there will be a turning point where protection of their self interests will prove futile and these industry heavyweights will embrace at least the SaaS model and possibly show some substantive interests in the open source model. delivers a 360 degree view of the Enterprise Resource Planning software market

BA (Honours) Forensic Accounting degree at Sheffield Hallam University #ba #forensic #accounting,


BA (Honours) Forensic Accounting

Course description

What you study
Specialise in forensic accounting and differentiate yourself in the competitive accounting sector. You gain the educational grounding and intellectual development to take full advantage of career opportunities as they arise. And if you choose a career as a forensic accountant or in some other investigative role, you will have a head start on other graduates.

Key areas include • forensic investigation • forensic dispute resolution • financial accounting • corporate and criminal law • taxation • managing financial risks • ethics, social responsibility, and corporate governance.

In the first year, you learn the main principles of accounting and finance and familiarise yourself with the business environment, through the use of business games. We also provide you with opportunities to develop vital IT and numerical skills.

You deepen your understanding of the role and scope of financial accounting in your second year and explore related areas such as financial risk. You also learn about the environment in which forensic accountants operate, through modules on electronic crime and fraud evidence and expert witness.

Work placements in the UK and overseas
In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible.

Work-based learning
In the final year, you gain extra insight into your accounting specialism by evaluating forensic accounting techniques and forensic investigation in professional work contexts. This is designed to be your final preparation for employment as a forensic accountant.

Exemptions from professional exams
Following successful completion of your first year, you are awarded the CIMA Business Certificate. This forms the basis of the CIMA Professional Qualification and is valuable when seeking placements or graduate jobs regardless of the qualification you may go on to study after university.

In your second year, you have the opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications from Sage and Excel.

Upon graduation, you can achieve 7 exemptions from ACCA. 6 exemptions from CIMA. 5 exemptions from ICAEW and 5 exemptions from the IFA .

Professional body membership
Your student membership fees for Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for your second and final years of study are paid by the University allowing you to have full access to their member resources to help you complete your specialist modules.

Enhanced study experience
We embed a wide range of extras into your course to enhance your study experience and to give you greater employability and technical skills after graduating. Visit the enhanced study media box below to view examples of our many initiatives.

Professional recognition

We are also a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners .

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