Debera Salam is Director of Payroll Information and Process Services for Ernst & Young LLP. Debera concentrates on projects that have a compliance and payroll audit focus, including systems implementations, process improvement, and internal and external payroll audits. Her broad-based knowledge of all payroll compliance areas, including garnishments, coupled with her prior experience in federal and state lobbying initiatives, gives her the ability to coordinate a diverse range of payroll projects.
Among her many activities in the payroll industry, Debera currently is an advisory board member for Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, and an advisory board member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
Recognized as one of the leading authors on payroll, Debera is editor-in-chief of Ernst & Young's monthly journal, Payroll Perspectives; author of the widely-acclaimed Principles of Payroll Administration and the Payroll Practitioner's Compliance Handbook (published by Research Institute of America); and a two-volume payroll home study course for bookkeepers, Mastering Payroll (published by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers).
Debera is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP). She was named the 2004 Texas Payroll Professional of the Year and was selected for listing in the 2004 Who's Who in America. She has also been listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and Who's Who of Emerging American Leaders.