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Manual & Computerised Payroll Award Level 6

Aim: This course provides learners with knowledge of manual payroll systems & procedures. It aims to equip the learner with the skills to set up and implement a computerised payroll system.

Manual Payroll

Mandatory changes to payroll processing in 2019

  • Overview of PAYE, USC & PRSI computations
  • Cumulative, Week 1 & Emergency basis of PAYE & USC
  • Starters and leavers
  • Treatment of Benefit in Kind
  • Treatment of Pensions
  • Treatment of Salary Sacrifice
  • Other allowances and reliefs
  • Illness & Maternity benefit
  • Redundancy Payments
  • Understand a Revenue Audit

Computerised Payroll

  • Create a Company & set up company details
  • Set up staff rates of pay, overtime & holiday pay
  • Set up and process additions & deductions
  • RPN- Revenue Payroll Notification
  • RPS – Revenue Payroll Submission
  • Pensions
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Benefits in Kind
  • Edit /change employee details
  • Process weekly & monthly payroll
  • Correct errors generated in previous pay periods
  • Treatment of illness & maternity benefits in payroll
  • Prepare & analyse reports
  • Redundancy payments

Employment Legislation

  • Understand the main provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 and the impact on processing payroll
  • Understand the main provisions of the Payment of Wages Act 1991 and the impact on processing payroll.
  • Understand the main provisions of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967-2014 and the impact on processing payroll.
  • Understand the main provisions of the Paternity leave Act 2016 and the impact on processing payroll.

In order to obtain certification it is necessary to undertake a computerised assessment on Day 5 / Evening 10 of the course. The duration of this is 2 hours and will assess the computerised component of the course.

A manual assessment will be undertaken as a project/case study which can be completed at home and must be submitted at the end of the course.

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be awarded QQI Certificate Level 6, component module 6N4005

For further information download this file: QQI Level 6 Payroll Course Content

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