This workshop will provide insights to payroll administration, all legislative requirements, the latest trends and market practices and outsourcing payroll.


Payroll administration encompasses all the tasks involved in paying an organization’s employees. It typically involves keeping track of days/hours worked and ensuring that employees receive the appropriate amount of pay. It also includes calculating legislated contributions that employees have to make e.g. Central Provident Fund, ethnic and skills development funds etc. as well as ensuring that taxes due by employees are properly withheld and processed.

Payroll administration is an important function of the organisation and it is important for HR and payroll staff to be competent in these areas and knowledge. Employees expect employers to pay salaries on time and according to the agreed terms in their contract of employment. It is inexcusable and unprofessional if HR fails to accomplish this. The HR and payroll professionals must also be on top of all the legislative requirements and market trends that involve payroll.

This workshop will provide insights to payroll administration, all legislative requirements, the latest trends and market practices and outsourcing payroll.

Course Details: 


• Define payroll administration and explain its functions.

• Link payroll administration to overall company remuneration strategy.

• Identify legislation applicable to payroll.

• Check for and ensure compliance of all payroll related legislation.

• Calculate payroll and its related payments.

• Identify options for payroll outsourcing.

• Establish criteria for selection of service providers.


1. Payroll Administration

  • Definition
  • Linkage to overall remuneration strategy
  • Objectives of Compensation
  • Components of Compensation


2. Applicable Legislation including:

  • Employment Act
  • CPF Act
  • Income Tax Act
  • Retirement Act
  • NS Act
  • Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations

3. Calculations of payroll and all payroll related payments

4. Outsourcing – opportunities and evaluation of service providers

Who should attend

• HR Executives, HR Managers, Administrators.

• Finance or Accounting Staff and those who handle the Compensation & Benefits/Payroll function in their organisations.


Charlie Goh is a HR Practitioner with over 35 years of experience. He has expertise and profound knowledge in human resource development, compensation and benefits, payroll administration and management, talent management, performance management and employee communication and relations. He is a dedicated and performance focused professional with strong business acumen and work ethics.

Charlie has worked in various public and local organisations in different sectors such as hospitality, banking, retail, F&B and transportation. He has a strong understanding of all HR functions within an organisation and demonstrates detailed knowledge in the HR field as well as driving a company’s people management strategy. 

Charlie possesses a MBA and a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource. He is also an adjunct lecturer of a local polytechnic conducting HR academic programs.

Noel Khng has more than 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field working for the Shell Group of Companies. He has taken on roles as a generalist as well as specialist roles in Recruitment, Staff Administration, Industrial Relations, HR Information Systems and Learning and Development.

He also worked as the Group HR Manager for Mewah International Inc., one of the largest palm oil refiners and traders in the world, headquartered in Singapore with 3 refineries in Malaysia and marketing offices in China, Australia, Russia, Rumania, Poland, Brazil and Argentina. Leading a team of 28 HR professionals, he was charged with setting the overall direction for HR policies and practices across the Mewah Group.

By way of academic achievements, Noel holds a Master’s of Science (UK) majoring in HRM and a Diploma in Industrial Relations. He also successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Noel is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

•  13 August 2024  (Face-to-Face)  (48th Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.


Course Fee

• S$ 741.20 w/GST (S$680.00)



• SSG/Skills Future Reference TGS-2018500008.

• Funding ends after 31 December 2024.

• For Company Sponsored - Net Payable Fee After SSG Training Grant (S$14.00): S$727.20 w/GST.

• For Self-Sponsored - SkillsFuture Credit Can Be Used (Singaporeans aged 25 and above).

• UTAP Funding is available for NTUC Union Members ($250 or $500 for those aged 40 and above for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2025).


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

• ​"​Thanks to the Trainer (Charlie) for being so patient, sharing and imparting his knowledge to us which enriches our knowledge during the training session. Though it is a one day training, I have learnt alot from scratch what are dos and don'ts and how we can improve the ways of managing the payroll more accurately- Susan Lim

• ​"Trainer was good and knowledgeable!"

• ​"​The training program is good as it enabled me to have an insight into payroll administration" - Jennifer Hung, SCSK Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• ​"​Charlie’s (Trainer) notes and explanations are very clear and sufficient, always quote examples for us" - Kinki Tee Jing Li

• ​"​Very good. Well planned. Thanks, Noel!" Aloysius Loh, Chanel Pte Ltd

• ​"​The trainer is good and great choice of place for training!"

• ​"​Glad to attend this workshop. Gain great knowledge on the topic!" 

• ​"​Engaging workshop and great trainer!" - Sri HadistiFoodpanda Singapore Pte Ltd

• ​"​Nice lunch provided, things taught were well-explained & easy to understand, and was able to relate to real life problems.​"

• "Overall was great!" – Ho Kay Xian, Nippon Express (Singapore)

• "Noel was very good, I enjoyed the day." – Emma Jane Bergin, Navig8

• "Interesting and a very valuable course."

• "Experienced and knowledgeable trainer!"

Past Participant Organisations

• 1FSS Pte Ltd

• AAXICO Asia-Pacific, Abwin, Acument Asia Pacific, Adecco Personnel, Aerolog Express, AET Shipmanagement, AETOS Security Management, Agency for Science Technology & Research, AIMT, Akrion, Albany Asia Pacific, Alliance One International, Altus Shipping & Logistics, AMD, Amega West AP, Aqua-Terra Supply, Art Square Creation, Ascendas Land (Singapore), ASML Singapore, ATR Eastern Support, Audex, Auma Actuators, Australian International School, Adidas Singapore, Aecom Singapore, Aryzta Singapore Pte Ltd, Asia Medical Enviro Services Pte Ltd, AT Advanced Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, BGC International, BHP Billiton Marketing Asia, BHP Billiton Shared Services Centre, BHP Billiton, BMC Software, Brein LLP, Brother International Singapore, BAM Asia Entertainment Network LLP, Baxter Healthcare SA Singapore Branch, Building Associates (S) Pte Ltd

• Carousell, CapitaLand, Cargill International Trading, Casino Regulatory Authority, Cathay Organisation, Central Provident Fund Board, Ceragon Networks APAC, Cerebos Pacific, Certis Cisco Aviation Security, Chinese Swimming Club, Cim Global Business Singapore, CnetG Asia, Competition Commission of Singapore, Communication Services, Conergy Renewable Energy Singapore, Counselling and Care Centre, CPG Corporation, CSC Holdings, CSE-Transtel, CSL International (1993), Chanel Pte Ltd, Cinco Corporation, Chaucer Singapore Pte Ltd, CarFleet Auto Pte Ltd, China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch), Coffee Express 2000 Pte Ltd, China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte Ltd, Credit Agircole Corporate and Investment Bank, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Branch Office Singapore, Clearstream Banking S.A, Chugai Pharmabody Research, Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages Pte Ltd

• D3, DaimlerChrysler, Deluge Fire Protection (S.E.A), Dexia Banque Internationale A Luxembourg S.A., Dyna-Mac Engineering Services, Dyson, DHI Water and Environment (S) Pte Ltd

• Eastcompeace Smartcard, Eastport Maritime, Economic Development Board, Eden School, Emerson Network Power, Envipure, Eu Yang Sang, Ever Progressing System, E M Services Pte Ltd, Edmund Tie & Company Property Management Services Pte Ltd, Extraordinary People Limited, e2i, Extra Excellence Manufacturing (S) Pte Ltd

• Family Leisure, Ferring Private Ltd, Finisar Singapore, Fibrwrap Construction, FMC Technologies Singapore, Freshening Industries, Fuji Oil (Singapore), Foodpanda Singapore Pte Ltd, Ferring Private Limited, Faith Community Baptist Church

• Gallaher Singapore, Garmco, Gates Unitta Asia Trading Company, Genesis Education Holding, Global Foundries Singapore, GMP Recruitment Services, Good News Community Services, Google, Greee, Tweed & Co, Gucci Singapore, Great American Insurance Company

• Hallin Marine Singapore, Healthway Medical Group, Heatec Jietong, Hennecke-Maruka Asia, Heng Guan Poultry Industries, Hewitt HR Delivery Services, Hitachi Asia, Hitachi Cable Asia Pacific, Hitachi Construction Machinery Asia & Pacific, Housing & Development Board, Hoy San Stevedoring, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse), Huey Tian, Hu-Tech Consulting, Hwa Chong Institution, Hans Jensen Lubricators Singapore, Health Promotion Board, Haitong International Securities Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Hoo Huat Engineering Pte Ltd, Hwa Chong International School

• ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Singapore Branch, ING Bank N.V., Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Interflour Group, International Enterprise Singapore Board, Inter-Roller Engineering, ISHIMA, ISS Facility Services, Isuzu Motors, Ipsos, iLex Markets APAC Pte Ltd, ITE College East

• JA Mitsui Leasing Singapore, JMS Singapore, Jobline Consultancy, JTC Corporation, Jurong International Holdings

• KB Associates, Kajima Overseas Asia, Keppel Land International, Keppel Singmarine, Kerry Ingredients Asia, Kingsmen Creatives, Kraft Foods Asia Pacific Services, Kumon Asia & Oceania, Knight Auto Precision Engineering, Kantar Singapore Pte Ltd, Kampong Kapor Community Services

• Litespeed Education, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie (Singapore), Luther Corporate Services, LASALLE College of the Arts, Lenze South East Asia Pte Ltd, Luxury Careers, Lighthouse Canton Pte Ltd

• M1 Limited, Mapletree Investments, Maritime And Port Authority of Singapore, Marsh (Singapore), Masjid Al-Mawaddah, McCann Worldgroup, MEWR, MINDEF, Ministry of Defence, Mitsubishi Elevator, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (Singapore), Monetary Authority of Singapore, Muhibbah Engineering, Murata Electronics Singapore, Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific, Masjid Darul Makmur, Mohan Management Consultants Pte Ltd, Molnlycke Healthcare Asia Pacific, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific, Ltd, Mount Alvernia Hospital

• National Service Resort & Country Club, Navig8, NCS, NCT Technology, Nippon Express, Nor Offshore, Novexx, NTT Singapore, NTUC FairPrice Co-operative, Neeyamo Enterprise Pte Ltd, National University Health System, Nor-Cal Products Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, NEP Singapore, Ninja Logistics Pte Ltd, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Singapore Branch), NIIT (USA) Inc (Singapore Branch), National Institute of Early Childhood Development, National Trades Union Congress

• O.B. Singapore, Oiltanking Singapore, Oracle Corporation, Orthodontic Master (S), Oung Construction (S) Pte Ltd, On Site Alignment Pte Ltd

• PanFlex, PCI, Pertamina Energy Services, Petrofac Southeast Asia, Plant Engineering Construction, Premium Automobiles, Purple Sage, People's Association, Paradise Group Holdings, Philips Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd, Pavilion Energy Management Pte Ltd, PAVE

• Qxpress Pte Ltd

• Raffles Medical Group, Research Instruments, RGB Color, Rico, Risorsa Umana Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz Asia, Rolls-Royce Singapore, Roper Southeast Asia, Royal Danish Embassy, Ren Ci Hospital, Ricoh (Singapore) Pte Ltd

• SABIC Asia Pacific, Samsung Asia, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Schlegel Elektrokontakt Co, SDV Logistics, Seascape Surveys, SembCorp Design and Construction, Senoko Energy, Shangri-la Hotel Singapore, SINDA (Singapore Indian Development Association), Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore LNG Corporation, Siregar Software Solutions, SITA Information Networking Computing, ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts, Straits Asia Resources, Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Schneider Electric South East Asia (HQ), SSA Consulting Group, Seng Hua Hng Foodstuff, SQL View Pte Ltd, SASCO Senior Citizens' Home, Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE Ltd, Singapore Children's Society, Singapore Maritime Institute, Sea Oil Petroleum Pte Ltd, Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd, Sunluxe Supply Chain & Logistics Pte Ltd, SCSK Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, SPH Media Limited, Spire Global Singapore Pte Ltd, ST Engineering Management Services Pte Ltd, St Andrew's Community Hospital

• Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co (Singapore), Talent2 HRO, Tantallon Capital Advisors, Teambuild Construction Pte Ltd, T-est, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Star Performing Arts Centre, The Tanglin Club, Thomson Catering & Enterprises Pte Ltd, TNS Group Holdings Pte Ltd, Total Oil Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, Trafigura, TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd, TOTO Asia Oceania Pte Ltd, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, TBWA Singapore Pte Ltd, Teva Pharmaceutical Investments Singapore Pte Ltd, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos, The Blue Circle Pte Ltd

• United World College of South East Asia, UES Holdings Pte Ltd

• Valle Verde Pte Ltd, Vantage Drilling, Ventus Global Pte Ltd, Vicom Ltd, Vigilantech Security Management Pte Ltd, Virtual HR Pte Ltd,, Underground Technology Engineering Construction Pte Ltd, VCT Group of Wineries Asia Pte Ltd

• Wee Chwee Huat Scaffolding & Construction Pte Ltd, Weishen Industrial Services Pte Ltd, Wieland Metals Singapore Pte Ltd, WSP Consultancy Pte Ltd

• Xyratex Technology Ltd

• Young Living Singapore, YTL PowerSeraya Pte Ltd

• Zapper Services Pte Ltd, ZOLL Medical