Certificate in Accounts Administration and Payroll Course Guide
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Certificate in Accounts Administration and Payroll Course Guide
This course will provide an overview of the accounting equation and the basic principles underlying the double entry system of accounting. It will include but not be limited to the function and purpose of accounting and its key concepts, a look at the principal qualitative characteristics and their effect on financial statements, and the basic and expanded accounting equation and its connection to the double-entry method of accounting.
This course will take a close look at the difference between the general journal and the general ledger, the chart of accounts, and fundamental rules in respect of when to debit or credit an account. It will include but not be limited to the definition and purpose of general journals, account categories, and how to prepare journal entries.
This course will provide an introduction to the General Ledger and the Trial Balance, and will include but not be limited to the process of posting source journals to the general ledger, how to calculate closing balances of general ledger accounts, as well as the purpose of a trial balance and how to prepare one.
This course will provide an introduction to accounts payable and receivables and the calculation of the cash conversion cycle. It will include but not be limited to the difference between cash accounting and accrual accounting, how to create journal entries and ledger entries to record a credit sale, a look at doubtful debt as well as creditor and debtor schedules.
This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to the key functions within the software including formulas, functions and data manipulation, how to add content to spreadsheets as well as formatting styles.
This course will provide an introduction to the basic functions and features of Microsoft Word, including but not limited to formatting features to improve the look of a short document, how to insert content into a document and how to apply document-processing techniques to manage larger documents.
This course will provide an introduction to data entry, keyboard skills and office ergonomics and will include but not be limited to the key items to check when proofreading a document, the benefits of type touching, ergonomic design and the problems caused by an uncomfortable work posture.
This course will provide an introduction to the processes and importance of effective business communication including but not limited to the different forms of communication, effective verbal communication skills and the 7 Cs of communication.
This course will take a look at the different types of software used to create business documents, and will include but not be limited to the steps for effective and efficient writing, examples of business documents and their software, and the importance of style and layout of documents.
This course will provide an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to organise meetings including but not limited to making arrangements, liaising with participants, and developing and distributing meeting related documentation.
This course will take a look at the importance of time management, ethical considerations and professionalism in the workplace. It will include but not be limited to decision making categories, time management strategies, how ethics relate to the workplace and characteristics of professionalism.
Introduction to Payroll
This course introduces the fundamentals of payroll with regards to small businesses, with a focus on employer responsibilities and obligations towards the various employee types. It will include but not be limited to the obligations a new employer has to Revenue, the four methods of calculating PAYE, and a look at the Universal Social Charge (USC) and who it applies to.
This course provides an introduction to the setup procedure for Sage Payroll, including but not limited to how to migrate payroll data into Sage Payroll, the required information for setting up a new payroll, how to create new Employee records and the process for adding new payments & deductions.
This course provides an introduction to the Pay Run process in Sage Payroll, including but not limited to the three stages of the Pay Run process and how to print and email an employee payslip.
This course will provide an overview of managing employees and pensions in Sage Payroll, and will include but not be limited to how to add new employees, edit existing employees and set up Pension scheme deductions in Sage Payroll.
This course will provide an introduction to the processes for completing Year End in Sage Payroll, including but not limited to the steps required to register with Revenue Online Services (ROS), how to check for extra pay runs, how to process Leavers and the 3 steps involved in running the Year End.
Complete a case-study based assessment using Sage Payroll.
This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of Xero, including but not limited to the benefits of using Xero and cloud computing, the system requirements for Xero, and how to navigate the Xero Dashboard.
This course will provide an introduction to setting up the Xero Payroll module, and will include but not be limited to how to assign users with payroll administration access, how to create pay calendars, and how to create holiday groups.
This course will provide a close look at payroll items in Xero, including but not limited to pay item categories, earnings rates, deductions and reimbursement pay items as well as leave items.
This course will take a look at new employees and leave requests in Xero, and will include but not be limited to setting up employees, entering opening balances, and assigning leave.
This course will provide an introduction to pay templates in Xero, and will include but not be limited to how to produce new pay templates, how to apply changes to pay templates and how to apply changes to employee earnings.
This course will take a close look at creating and posting pay runs in Xero, and will include but not be limited to processing pay runs, creating unscheduled pay runs, reverting posted pay runs and modifying draft payslips.
This course will provide an overview of payslips and payroll reporting in Xero, and will include but not be limited to accessing historical payslips for employees and how to locate and produce payroll reports.
Complete a practical case study based assessment using Xero.
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" As soon as I upgraded my CV, I was invited for a job interview and got the job! "
" Following the completion of this course I have been successful in being offered an Administration role which involves some training courses "
" You wanted me to let you know how I got on with any interviews. I got an office admin role!!! So glad to did the course. "
The Career Academy has given me the opportunity not only to educate myself with accounting software programs but to also receive certification from the software company themselves. It looks amazing on my resume and has opened up so many more job opportunities
FAQs about our Accounting course
This course costs €499.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.
This course takes approximately 140 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.
Upon completing this course, you could work towards becoming an Accounting Technician by moving on to studying the Diploma in Accounting.
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Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.
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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.
Yes. This particular skill set is in demand across various industries and business sectors. This certificate is helpful for those considering a new job or promotion in accounts or payroll administration, payroll management or even office management.