Katie Briggs Receives Certified Payroll Professional Designation

Katrina BriggsBar Harbor, Maine (May 16, 2019) – Katie Briggs, Senior Human Resources Operations Specialist at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has earned her Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation. The CPP designation is offered through the American Payroll Association, an organization dedicated to helping payroll professionals advance their careers. The CPP designation is designed for those who handle payroll functions or payroll management.
 
To earn the CPP designation, Katie has been employed doing payroll for the prior 24 months, attended the CPP Boot Camp class, and passed a four-hour long exam with 190 questions, which covers seven main areas of knowledge: taxes, benefits, compliance issues, calculation methods, payroll systems, accounting, as well as management and administration issues, such as policies, procedures, and auditing. This certification credential is for those with extensive payroll knowledge and experience. Successful completion of the CPP examination requires demonstration of the knowledge of payroll practices and applicable regulations.
 
Katie joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2016 as Payroll Specialist. A year later, her responsibilities expanded to include benefits as well. In 2018, Katie was promoted to Senior Human Resources Operations Specialist, administering payroll. From her office at 82 Main Street in Bar Harbor, Katie prepares, reviews, and audits payroll for all employees, retirees, and the Board of Directors. Katie is a graduate of Ellsworth High School and earned her associate’s degree in Business Management from Eastern Maine Community College. In the community, Katie has volunteered as a cheering coach for area schools. She resides in Lamoine, Maine, with her husband Wayne and their two young children.
 
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
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