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Payroll Accounting Management and Training

We will teach you how to use Payroll Accounting software using MYOB, Xero and Quickbooks.

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What is Payroll?

What does a Payroll Officer or Payroll Manager do?

People working in Payroll are primarily responsible for the management of end-to-end payroll processes for an organisation. Payroll officers, coordinators and managers sometimes report to a qualified accountant within a company and may work closely with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 

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You will learn Payroll accounting as the advanced module of our Online Accounting training courses.

The Daily Tasks of a Payroll Officer/Manager

The day-to-day tasks carried out by someone working in Payroll include:

  • dealing with a high volume of employees for payroll purposes
  • processing the payroll for employees and making the necessary pay adjustments
  • entering new employee data and managing the entitlements of employees who are leaving an organisation
  • maintaining employee computer records, such as personal details, pay rates, allowances, deductions, superannuation, leave accruals etc.
  • preparing and distributing payment summaries to employees
  • carrying out electronic remittance of payment summary information to the ATO
  • preparation and payment of annual payroll tax returns for all states


Payroll officers, coordinators and managers are typically employed by a business on a part-time or full-time basis. Often they are able to find work with a healthy work-life balance. Some accounts payable officers and managers also provide bookkeeping and BAS services on a contract basis.

We cover the soft skills and qualifications you need to work in Payroll as well as ways you can upskill:

Read more about becoming a Payroll Officer, Coordinator or Manager or getting a job in Payroll

What you will learn in our online Payroll Administration Training Courses

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Payroll Accounting & Administration Course Outline 

Payroll Accounting Beginners’ Course (Level 1)

Payroll Course — Navigating and Finding

Our Beginners’ (Level 1) Payroll Course will show you how to navigate and find:

  • pay items and categories
  • employee payroll information
  • employee payment transactions
  • employee payroll advice reports


Payroll Course – Processing Pays

Once you are familiar with navigating, you’ll learn how to:

  • create new employee records
  • assign pay items or categories
  • taxes and deductions for them
  • set up the superannuation guarantee for qualifying employees
  • extra super features like salary sacrifice


Once all the correct data has been entered, you will learn how to:

  • process the pay runs 
  • look at where transactions are entered in the Accounts list (Chart of Accounts)
  • make modification or deletions if required
  • make deductions like the social club
  • provide employees with their legislated advice slips
  • create payment summaries



Payroll Course – Reporting and Reconciliation

Learn reporting and reconciliation in Payroll, including how to:

  • run several reports (such as payroll summary, employee register)
  • run balance sheets and profit and loss statements to reconcile the entries and payments you’ve made
  • print end of year summaries for employees
  • back up your data


TO SUMMARISE: What’s Included in the Beginners’ Payroll Course (Level 1):

  • Creating a new company file
  • Setting up your Payroll
  • Creating employee records
  • Performing a pay run
  • Printing and emailing pay slips to employees
  • Creating a new pay item or category
  • Updating employee payroll details
  • Printing Payroll reports
  • Reconciling superannuation and wages
  • Reconciling Pay As You Go (PAYG) taxes
  • Printing out payment summaries


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Learn how to do Payroll Accounting in your choice of MYOB, Xero or Intuit Quickbooks


The Advanced Payroll Accounting Training Course Outline

Payroll Accounting Advanced Training Course (Level 2):

woman learning payroll accounting on laptopOur Payroll Advanced training courses include how to:

  • Create a new company file
  • Set up your accounts list
  • Set up payroll options
  • Set up timesheet preferences 
  • Edit an existing Super payroll category
  • Create a new Super payroll category 
  • Add a new payroll category 
  • Create a casual employee  
  • Create permanent employees  
  • Enter timesheets  
  • Process a pay run
  • Import timesheets
  • Process payroll with personal leave 
  • Create a new deduction payroll category
  • View employee leave accrued 
  • Process pay including annual leave
  • Run a payroll entitlements report
  • Run a payroll journal report
  • Produce a balance sheet
  • Record your bank details
  • Record employee bank details
  • Process a pay run 
  • Create an electronic payment file 
  • Process final pay
  • Update an employee card file


TO SUMMARISE: What’s Included in the Advanced Payroll Course (Level 2):

  • Employee awards
  • Employment classifications/work types
  • Casual employees
  • Timesheets
  • Personal & annual Leave
  • Electronic payment files
  • Terminations
  • Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting


Learn Payroll Accounting & Administration in a Cloud Accounting Package that Suits You

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To recap, our Payroll training courses are included in the the software programs listed below. Payroll is just one part of the entire suite of training courses in each program that you’ll have access to when you enrol.

1. MYOB AccountRight Plus Payroll Accounting & Administration Training Course (equivalent to 8 hrs CPD)

2. MYOB Essentials Payroll Accounting & Administration Training Course (equivalent 8 hrs CPD)

3. Xero Payroll Accounting & Administration Training Course (equivalent to 8 hrs CPD)

4. QuickBooks Online Payroll Accounting & Administration Training Course (equivalent to 8 hrs CPD)


Online Training Course special offers for MYOB, Xero, Excel, Word and moreRemember: Our Beginners’ and Advanced Payroll administration courses come included in the COMPLETE suite of cloud accounting training courses you receive for ONE low price and either 12 month’s or LIFETIME course access.



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