Bookkeeping & Payroll

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Course Description

he course focuses on two important aspects of first level job roles in Accounting:

1. Bookkeeping including VAT Calculations
2. Payroll

Bookkeeping Course focuses on the recording and processing daily financial transactions such as purchases, expenses, sales and receipts. This is a daily record keeping activity that is the basis of all the financial reports. It is very important to keep an up to date, accurate and true record of all the transactions. Companies use different accounting software like Sage, QuickBooks, Xero and excel spread sheets to record these transactions. Getting comfortable and accustomed to accounting software is an important step towards gaining a job role as bookkeeper.
The payroll course is ideal for those new to payroll that require training on the fundamental elements of payroll processing, such as calculating deductions from pay. This course provides a good working knowledge on the different bookkeeping and payroll methodologies. Our unique approach of blending the important theoretical concepts and practical skills give you an enormous competitive advantage in your job quest.

Training HoursSoftware OptionsBlended LearningPerfomance ReviewCVWork PlacementJob Support

Who is it for

The course is suited for aspiring Payroll administrators and bookkeepers

  • New entrants into Accounting sector
  • Career changers into Payroll sector
  • Candidates with overseas experience

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Software included

Sage Practical Training
QuickBooks Training
Xero Training
Advance Excel Training

Skills You will Gain

00Employee Records
00Payments and Deduction
00Basic Pension Schemes
00Pay Elements & Company Reports
00Statutory Payments
00Generating Payslips
00FPS, EPS , RTI Submissions
00Setting up Starters & Leavers
00P32 and HMRC Submissions
00Sales Day Book
00Purchase Day Book
00Credit Notes
00Debtor /Creditor Reconciliation
00Petty Cash Reconciliation
00Bank Reconciliation
00VAT Calculation
00VAT Adjustment
00VAT Submission


00Information Technology
00Medical Surgeries
00Dental Clinics
00Online Business
00Architect & More

Jobs You Can Apply For

00Sales Ledger Clerk
00Purchase Ledger Clerk
00Account Receiveable Clerk
00Account Payable Clerk
00VAT Administrator
00Payroll Administrator

Work Placement Struture

After finishing your training, you will be given a chance of guaranteed work placement at our offices or at our external client’s office. The duration is dependent upon the training course you have opted with us.


  • Blended learning approach with revision based clients accessible from home to give you maximum support in learning
  • Flexible one to one training sessions built around your availability, with option to choose days, timing and sessions
  • Recruitment company helping you with job hunting after training
  • Certification form certified Accounting firm
  • Specialised one to one coaching sessions for CV, Interview preparation and Job hunting tips
  • Installation of software in your laptops for practice from home
  • Covering experience requirement for all major accounting bodies

Course Contents

Payroll Training:

In past few years, there has been a lot of changes being done by HMRC in rules around submission and processing payroll. The new rules RTI submissions and Auto enrolment pension scheme have brought the payroll skills into light.

There are two software used for the payroll training at FC training, Sage Payroll and Bright pay payroll software.

The Trainees are going to cover the following:

Payroll Theory and academic understanding

Our trainees come from different academic backgrounds and it is important to collate all the information into a detailed workshop session to bring all the trainees at one page. The workshop includes introduction to all the HMRC forms, technical aspects, important dates, tax codes and year end adjustments. It also includes reference to HMRC website for more upto date knowledge.

Getting Started with the Setup

The payroll training starts with a complete introduction of various computerised options to assist with the payroll function. The introduction includes setting up employee records, managing the pay elements, deductions, overtime and statutory payment rules. The introduction also includes a detailed look at the P11d forms.

Tailoring the Software to your company specifications

The software are very intelligent and detailed in there functionality. You can tailor them to every detail you want. This is where the Payroll training becomes interesting, you learn how to set up the company pension schemes, statuary payment rules and holiday schemes specific to the your company or sector.

Processing Wages and payments

Setting up the employees, processing pay elements, setting up the hourly, weekly or monthly pay rates. Generating the payslips and summery reports.

Dealing with Statutory pay

The course covers the requirements of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP); Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) to ensure you’re working to legislation

Processing Starters and Leavers

The basics of adding and removing people from the system, looking at the documentation required when people join and leave the business.

Real Time Information (RTI) processes

Understand the commitments of RTI for employee PAYE and ensure you are working to the government guidelines.

Reports & Backups

Pre and Post Update reports and backups.

Voluntary deductions & Student Loans

See how to log these and how to incorporate voluntary deductions and student loan payments into payroll systems.

Payments due to HMRC

This covers a number of different payments a business is required to make to HMRC, looking at the requirements, process and legalities of fulfilling this.

Calculating the Cost of Wages

see how Sage Payroll can help you calculate the cost of wages through its automated systems.


See how to submit accounting information and make payments online.