The Bookkeeper

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Live Online, 09:00-13:00, from Saturday 02 October for 12 weeks. €300* (€217 conc.)

Bookkeeping and Payroll QQI Level 5 Certificates 5N1354 5N1546

The two essential bookkeeper awards: bookkeeping and payroll, manual and computerised, together.

This programme is suitable for individuals with little or no experience of manual bookkeeping and who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to record transactions in a manual and computerised bookkeeping environment and understand and maintain payroll records especially within a small business or medium sized organisation.

Course Modules
  • Preparing: sales/purchase/bank lodgements/bank payments/petty cash books & VAT forms.
  • Company: create and register.
  • Setting up: VAT rates/bank accounts/ ledgers; customer/supplier accounts; product details.
  • Enter Documents: sales/purchase/bank lodgements/bank payments/petty cash/ invoices.
  • Each learner will prepare books and account both manually and using Sage Accounts software.

Online Classes

EnrolmentNow enrolling for Online classes.
NightsSaturday
Times09:00 to 13:00
Duration12 Weeks
StartingSaturday, 02 October 2021
TutorCatherine McCarthy
LocationOnline
Live video-conferencing on Google Meet, email tutor support, free Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online, study notes and course materials online on Moodle.
How do online classes work?
Price€310.00
*€300.00 with online discount, €217.00 for Social Welfare/PUP, €217.00 for Old Age Pension recipients, €186.00 for current and just graduated Mallow campus day students, FREE on the Training Support Grant.
DeadlineAccepting late applications from Saturday, 18 September 2021.

Award

QQI 5N1354 Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised, Level 5
QQI 5N1546 Payroll Manual and Computerised, Level 5

Learning Outcomes

  • Bookkeeping
  • Explain the key terminology associated with the recording and maintenance of bookkeeping records, using manual and computerised systems.
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for record keeping purposes.
  • Complete the books of first entry with appropriate VAT and departmental analysis from the information contained in a range of source documents to include; invoices, credit notes, bank records, petty cash vouchers.
  • Post the information from the daybooks to the appropriate accounts in the ledgers.
  • Extract a trial balance at the end of an accounting period.
  • Prepare a Bank Reconciliation Statement from data supplied.
  • Prepare the end-of-period VAT Return in accordance with the requirements of the Revenue Commissioners.
  • Process all tasks as per the manual ones using an accounts package, comparing manual and computerised results.
  • Analyse tasks completed making appropriate corrections to any errors and editing of data as directed.
  • Print a selection of reports after backing up computerised data on a suitable medium.
  • Payroll
  • Explain the key terminology associated with personal taxation in preparing and maintaining payroll records both manually and on the computer.
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for payroll processing purposes.
  • Process the payroll for employee(s), using manual and computerised systems, under the cumulative tax system, to include; various elements of gross pay, holidays, unpaid leave, cut-off points, credits, all statutory and non-statutory deductions.
  • Process the payroll for employee(s), under the emergency and temporary tax systems and subsequent transfer to the cumulative tax system.
  • Demonstrate the changes in personal tax due to various factors to include; mid-year commencement and leaving of employment, changes in credits, refunds.
  • Extract information from completed records to prepare all necessary mid-year and year end tax forms for employees.
  • Extract information from completed records to prepare all necessary end-of-period and year end returns and tax forms for the Revenue Commissioners.
  • Assess the effect of using alternative assessment methods to calculate the annual tax liability of married couples.
  • Analyse the impact of changes in legislation on personal tax and take-home pay by comparing two tax years.
  • Print a selection of reports after backing up computerised data on a suitable medium.

Official QQI specifications and assessment breakdown: QQI 5N1354 Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised, Level 5, QQI 5N1546 Payroll Manual and Computerised, Level 5

Course Requirements

Course Costs

Course costs already include QQI certification.

Grant Funding

Courses can be free for Social Welfare or PUP recipients with the Training Support Grant (up to €1,000 per year).

Tutor Profile

Catherine McCarthy is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser from CPA and Griffith College, holds a Certificate in Business Studies from Cork Institute of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland. Catherine has over twenty years experience working in an accounting practice: completing accounts, tax returns, vat returns and payroll for sole traders, partnerships, companies and companies limited by guarantee; and is an expert tutor in accounting and taxation. https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-mccarthy-cpa-ctax-fiati-b32118125/

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