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Course Syllabus: Payroll Management 101


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Course Description

There are many aspects that need to be covered when running a successful business. One of the most important aspects in any business is of course, payroll management. The members of the business involved in payroll management have unique responsibilities to ensure that the business operations can maintain momentum. In essence, the payroll management team are at the heart of any business.

While managing the payroll may seem easy enough, it is actually a complicated process involving finance and record keeping. Payroll Management 101 provides you with the information and guidance to become a key member of the payroll management team. The curriculum is designed to give an overview of all the core skills you will be required to attain in an easy to read manner. Most importantly, Payroll Management 101 provides you with the tools to quickly start using your new vocational skills in an operational environment.

By covering the topics contained in Payroll Management 101, you can be assured that you will have the necessary skills and abilities to tackle just about any payroll projects you are assigned. The course has been designed to assist not only people involved solely in payroll management, but also for small business owners, and business people looking to get the edge over their competitors. Written for both seasoned professionals and business newcomers Payroll Management 101 is sure to provide you with all you need to know.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Payroll

Lesson 2: Record Keeping

Lesson 3: Employee Records

Lesson 4: Salary Payments

Lesson 5: Deductions

Lesson 6: Payslips

Lesson 7: Tax Considerations

Lesson 8: Dealing With Outside Contractors

Lesson 9: Sick and Maternity Leave

Lesson 10: Pensions

Lesson 11: Dealing With Errors

Lesson 12: Payroll Software

Lesson 13: Employing Payroll Specialists

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define payroll management.
  • Describe the requirements for record keeping.
  • Describe the requirements for retaining employee records.
  • Know salary payments.
  • Know deductions.
  • Know payslips.
  • Define tax considerations.
  • Describe dealing with outside contractors.
  • Describe handling sick and maternity leave.
  • Describe handling pensions.
  • Describe dealing with errors, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Assignment2
Lesson 1 Exam8
Lesson 2 Assignment5
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam9
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam8
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7: Understanding the Pay Stub9
Lesson 8 Assignment5
Lesson 8 Exam8
Lesson 9 Exam: How to Determine Taxes10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam9
Lesson 12 Exam10
Lesson 13 Exam: How 401K Contributions are Calculated9
Lesson 14 Exam: 401 Contributions10
Lesson 15 Exam: Preparing and Filing Form W210
Lesson 16 Assignment5
Lesson 16 Exam10
Lesson 17 Exam10
Lesson 18 Assignment5
Lesson 18 Exam10
The Final Exam95
Total Points:287
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