Directory of Certified Payroll Professionals

To become a certified payroll professional the following payroll professionals have shown they meet all of the requirements of the certification level they have been assessed and awarded in.

Certification is a true measure of payroll competence based on the 5 certification levels that are linked to the NZPPA Payroll Competency Model, Payroll Training Framework and is assessed based on our Quality Management System. This has been developed in consultation with the needs of the payroll industry and our members.

Certified Payroll Professionals to keep their current certification level must complete annual recertification (open to be done in Mid-April each year) based on any new legislative changes that impact on payroll and applies to their level of certification.

Payroll certification sets you apart from the rest!

Any payroll professional that has gained a certification level should be proud of this achievement and their employer should have confidence that payroll is being run, processed or managed by a true payroll professional.

Payroll professional spotlight

Every month we will be selecting a newly certified payroll professional and spotlight their background and progression in their payroll career.

Dave Morton, Certified Payroll Technician (CPT)

My first career was as a maths teacher (1979-1985) before switching to Information Technology, initially as a programmer.

My first contact with payroll systems was in the early 90’s when I was IT support Manager for a New Zealand energy company. We ran an in-house payroll which members of my team supported.

Next payroll work was Project Manager to determine whether to upgrade our in-house system or out-source. Decision was made to out-source. I believe Cardinal Network ran the system for us.

No real payroll work from then, but System Manager of finance systems in the Asia-Pacific region (SAP, JDE) including interfaces was my last positions in IT.

I took redundancy from my IT profession in 2008 and since 2006 moved from Wellington and have been a business owner/operator (www.comotorcyclehire.co.nz) in Central Otago.

I’ve worked at various part-time jobs during this time, the latest being my current payroll position with Shebiz Limited, starting in February 2016.

My primary role is looking after our bureau clients for whom we run payrolls on our in-house Paybiz software.

I’m a great believer in GIRTFT (get it right the first time) which is relatively critical in payroll – mistakes are NOT welcome.

From being a systems developer to a user and user support of a system puts me on the other side of the fence as it were.

The best thing for me is that we provide a fit-for-purpose payroll (and more) system that makes peoples’ lives easier.

My next steps are to continue what I’m doing as professionally as possible.

Directory of Certified Payroll Professionals

NZPPA is proud the have the following Certified Payroll Professionals listed as achieving certification at the level sought. They have been assessed and achieved certification based on their skills experience and knowledge of payroll. Well done!

 

Name: Certified Payroll Profile: Certification title: Cert level: Date Achieved
Debbie Montgomery
Selwyn District Council

 

I started my current position as People and Payroll Officer in 2008 with the Selwyn District Council. At that stage there was a roll of around 170 staff. Since then Selwyn has grown incredibly, especially after the 2010 earthquakes and I am now paying a staff of around 450 employees.

Council uses a very outdated payroll system which is a tag on to their finance package, with a lot of manual entry and checking. Because of this our team have introduced processes and work hard to ensure our staff are paid correctly.

Going to the payroll courses with NZPPA helps to ensure I am working within legislation and encourages me that I am on track. Information from these courses is shared in our team and helps develop all of us.

The certification has given me and my employer confidence that I understand my position in payroll and am up to date with payroll changes.

Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 Mar-18
Christina Kelliher Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 Mar-18
Tracey Lynch Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 Feb-18
Nikki Ashfield Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 Mar-18
Dave Morton

 

My first contact with payroll systems was in the early 90’s when I was IT support Manager for a New Zealand energy company. We ran an in-house payroll which members of my team supported.

My primary role is looking after our bureau clients for whom we run payrolls on our in-house Paybiz software.

I’m a great believer in GIRTFT (get it right the first time) which is relatively critical in payroll – mistakes are NOT welcome.

The best thing for me is that we provide a fit-for-purpose payroll (and more) system that makes peoples’ lives easier.

My next steps are to continue what I’m doing as professionally as possible.

Certified Payroll Technician (CPT) 1 Mar-18
Realyn Fernandez Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 Apr-18
Allison Soal Certified Payroll Technician (CPT) 1 Apr-18
Justin Ryan  Certified Payroll Technician (CPT) 1 Apr-18
Paula Cooper Certified Payroll Technician (CPT) 1 Apr-18
Paula Cooper Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 May-18
Gay Forward Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 May-18
Zenobia Butler Certified Payroll Technician (CPT) 1 Jul-18
Elsa Qi Certified Payroll Practitioner (CPP) 2 Aug-18

Please note: A certified payroll professional chooses if they wish to listed in this online directory. If they are not listed, they have been provided with an official certification letter and Certification ID that can be used to confirm that they are certified at the level they have achieved and also if their certification is still current.

If you have any questions on becoming a certified payroll professional, please email: [email protected] (Privacy Act 1993 principles will apply to any request made).

 

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