Payroll Computerised and PAYE Modernisation (Sage and Thesaurus): QQI Level 5

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Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Mallow.

From €125.00* / €94.50 for Social Welfare/OAP recipients.

This programme is suitable for individuals who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain payroll records manually and on computer in a small to medium sized organisation.

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.

Mallow Classes

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Mallow.

Location: at Mallow College of Further Education.
Nights: Monday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 10 Weeks
Starting: Monday, 30 September 2019

Cost: €135.00, *€125.00 with online discount, €94.50 for Social Welfare (certified courses) and Old Age Pension recipients, €94.50 for Mallow College day students and recent graduates.

Information Night:
Information Week, Monday September 9 to Wednesday September 11, 19:00 to 20:00 at Mallow College of Further Education. Get more information, meet tutors, and enrol on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder.


QQI 5N1546 Payroll Manual and Computerised, Level 5

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use both Thesaurus Payroll Manager and Sage Micropay.
  • Learn how to manual calculate PAYE, USC and PRSI.
  • Learn the tax terminology such as tax credits, cut off points, filing returns.
  • Learn what changes are being implemented in January 2019 by Revenue.
  • 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 deduction.

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience required.


  • A QQI certification fee of €20 is already included in course fee.

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