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This Payroll course is all about payroll management, how to calculate the payroll and general overall understanding about what payroll is and the legal requirements in place, the forms, the deadlines, the process and procedures. We look at different software so that you can understand the functionality – and how to perform calculations. We give you the overall picture that you as a Payroll Manager would need to know, in order to be proficient in doing the payroll.

There is a practical scenario assignment. There are various tasks to complete. You are given the task to do and have a go at, and then the video answer is available. It is suggested that you:

  1. Read the task
  2. Watch the video
  3. Have a go at it yourself on your own system (we give you the links to access the payroll software for free)
  4. Rewatch the video (if necessary) – to reinforce the learning

You’ll learn how to become an employer, how to set up a new starter (employee), how to enter opening balances if they’ve given you a p45 from a previous employer, how to run payroll for various time slots – weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly or monthly, how to calculate the net and gross, various terminology such as gross, net, NI, PAYE, cut off days, wages, salary, attachment of earnings, pension.

We cover the rules of being an employer, how to set up to become an employer and the various governing bodies that you should be aware of – particularly the HMRC, the Student Loans company and the Pensions Regular. We look at when and how everyone should be paid and the penalties for missing deadlines. The various forms to fill in and what type of information you should collect from everyone upon starting with your organisation and what to give them when they leave. We look at how to integrate the payroll with other functions – such as your accounting software, the reports to run and keep, the journal entries and what is going on behind the scenes and the true cost of employing people amongst over things.

We look at regular payments such as wages, and discretionary payments such as bonuses and commissions. We look at how to calculate sick pay and the difference between gross pay, net pay, take home pay, and employers national insurance NI and employees NI and employers pension contribution vs employee pension contribution.

This is a useful course if:

  • You are thinking of employing people
  • You are going to take responsibility for getting the wages right
  • You are going for jobs which have a requirement for you to be able to know payroll and use payroll software
  • You want to put this skill on your CV
  • You are a bookkeeper or accountant and will be offering payroll services
  • You run your own business and want to know how to run the payroll for yourself.

You will need access to the various payroll software that we use and demonstrate. We give you the link to access the FREE online version. This will be sufficient.

We will look at: Bright Pay,

The course materials includes:

  • the handout of the assignment task
  • show you how to access the software for free

Successful completion of the course is the equivalent to being at the level of having a level 2 certificate in computerised payroll.

The course will take about 5 hours to complete.

No previous knowledge is required or presumed. We start right from the very start – as to how to register to be an employer and set up a payroll for your business, to running basic payrolls with just an annual salary, to running payroll with absences (so including deductions), pensions set up and how to pay what is due to the relevant authority and by when, how to account for this in your accounts and what to do when someone leaves and the year end process. You will learn something new.

What Will I Learn?

  • By the end of the course you will be able to complete various common functions using a free online UK payroll software
  • Process new starters and leavers
  • Understand tax coding notifications and what different tax codes means
  • Process monthly pay
  • Understand how pensions are applied
  • Process deductions e.g. taxes, student loan repayments
  • Process attachments of earnings (AOE) such as court fines repayments
  • Know the payroll journals and relevant accounts to debit and credit
  • Pay the HMRC and other relevant authorities and agencies
  • Year end processing
  • How to register as an employer in the UK

Requirements

  • No. We’ll give you the free links to get the free trial version of any payroll software that we use in our assignments

Who is the target audience?

  • Bookkeepers and Accountants who need to have an understanding of the UK payroll system
  • Students who are going for jobs where the requirement is working knowledge of how UK payroll works
  • Previous knowledge of accounting or payroll is not presumed or required
  • Those who have studied accounting, but want practical knowledge of payroll

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Payroll System in the UK
Payroll System in the UK 00:00:00
Module 02: Payroll Basics
Payroll Basics 00:10:00
Module 03: Company Settings
Company Settings 00:08:00
Module 04: Legislation Settings
Legislation Settings 00:07:00
Module 05: Pension Scheme Basics
Pension Scheme Basics 00:06:00
Module 06: Pay Elements
Pay Elements 00:14:00
Module 07: The Processing Date
The Processing Date 00:07:00
Module 08: Adding Existing Employees
Adding Existing Employees 00:08:00
Module 09: Adding New Employees
Adding New Employees 00:12:00
Module 10: Payroll Processing Basics
Payroll Processing Basics 00:11:00
Module 11: Entering Payments
Entering Payments 00:12:00
Module 12: Pre-Update Reports
Pre-Update Reports 00:09:00
Module 13: Updating Records
Updating Records 00:09:00
Module 14: e-Submissions Basics
e-Submissions Basics 00:09:00
Module 15: Process Payroll (November)
Process Payroll (November) 00:16:00
Module 16: Employee Records and Reports
Employee Records and Reports 00:13:00
Module 17: Editing Employee Records
Editing Employee Records 00:07:00
Module 18: Process Payroll (December)
Process Payroll (December) 00:12:00
Module 19: Resetting Payments
Resetting Payments 00:05:00
Module 20: Quick SSP
Quick SSP 00:10:00
Module 21: An Employee Leaves
An Employee Leaves 00:13:00
Module 22: Final Payroll Run
Final Payroll Run 00:07:00
Module 23: Reports and Historical Data
Reports and Historical Data 00:08:00
Module 24: Year-End Procedures
Year-End Procedures 00:09:00

FAQs

This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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