Professional Bodies: Shaping the future through active participation

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

The CIPP was established as an official industry body for the UK in 1985. As a full corporate member of the Institute, activpayroll is bound to operate according to the world leading professional standards exemplified by it. activpayroll employees regularly participate in CIPP professional development and training courses to maintain and advance their skill-sets.

The American Payroll Association

The American Payroll Association

The American Payroll Association is the leading advocate for the advancement of payroll professionals in the United States of America. As a full corporate member of the Association, activpayroll supports the work of the Association and proactively works with it to continually raise the standard of payroll operations throughout the USA.

The Australian Payroll Association

The Australian Payroll Association

The Australian Payroll Association is the leading Payroll body in Australia. It represents payroll providers to business communities and the government, working to advance the awareness of the benefits of professionals payroll services. activpayroll works closely with the Association to help it achieve its goals.

The Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has been representing employers’ payroll interests since 1978, through its mission of Payroll Compliance through Education and Advocacy and its values of Community, Professionalism and Authoritative Knowledge. With its Ontatio-based office,activpayroll is an active member of the association.

Business Application Software Developers

Business Application Software Developers' Association

The Business Application Software Developers' Association is a member-driven not-for-profit organisation that addresses strategic issues and evolving legal, political and technical influences that affect the business software industry. As a business software developer, activpayroll is an active member of the Association.

The Tax Practitioners Board

The Tax Practitioners Board

The Tax Practitioners Board was formed in 2010 to regulate the competencies of tax practitioners in Australia. This includes compliance with the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and the Code of Professional Conduct. As a registered BAS agent, activpayroll is fully accredited to advise on and ascertain clients obligations under a BAS provision, including but not limited to the PAYG and Superannuation Guarantee system.

Independent Audits: Reassuring you of our standards

SSAE 16

SSAE 16

SSAE 16 is the new service organisation reporting standard that complies with the international standards defined by the International Federation of Accountants, in ISAE 3402. There are additional requirements to achieve a successful SSAE 16 examination, making it more comprehensive than the SAS 70 standard it has replaced.

ISAE 3402

ISAE 3402

ISAE 3402 reports on the controls within a service organisation. The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), a branch of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), defined the audit standard. ISAE 3402 was developed to provide an international assurance standard to allow certified public accountants to issue a report about the controls within a service organisation that are likely to impact, or be part of their clients system of internal control over financial reporting. The service organisations clients and their auditors can use the independent report to analyse the service organisations ability to perform, against an international standard.

Security: Demonstrating your data is safe

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

OWASP is a leading global organisation, that sets a strict standard for online application security standards. The activpayroll SaaS tools – activTechnology, the innovative SaaS HR Tools – have been independently tested against this global audit standard. OWASP members must abide by a rigorous Code of Ethics.

The Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act protects those who share their information with companies. If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998. activpayoll’s business processes and information systems comply with the Data Protection Act, and go beyond it to secure our data.

The BACS Approved Bureau

The BACS Approved Bureau

The BACS Approved Bureau Scheme allows registered and compliant organisations to submit financial transactions via a secure computer system. As a BACS Approved Bureau of the highest level, activpayroll makes global payments in the most secure environment. This ensures that timely and secure transactions are made, to support our efficient service delivery.

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

The EU-US Privacy Shield is a mechanism for helping companies comply with the General Data Protection Regulation when transferring personal data out with the EEA to the US. Companies who self-certify for the Privacy Shield are deemed to have adequate data privacy controls in place and have committed to adhering to the principles of the framework and publicly declared this commitment within their published privacy policy.