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Payroll Management

Use free UK payroll software to perform essential payroll management
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 25m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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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:
•Read the task•Watch the video•Have a go at it yourself on your own system (we give you the links to access the payroll software for free)•Rewatch the video (if necessary) – to reinforce the learningYou’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 freeSuccessful 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.

You will 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


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

This course is for

• 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
Entrepreneur, Infopreneur & Serial Author
  Lisa Newton BA MSc AAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She’s a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various  industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as  finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award.  In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).
          Lisa’s books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.
Lisa hosts her own show The Authors Podcast which can be found on the iTunes channel.
          Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals. 
          In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 25m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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