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Fall Term 2018




The objective of the Payroll course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to become an entry-level bookkeeper. This is an introductory level Payroll course that fully demonstrates the processes to properly pay employees and avoid penalties liabilities stemming from improperly paying employees and paying payroll taxes.  The course offers a detailed study and practical methodology so you learn how to properly account for payroll.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to perform the following accounting tasks:

  • Accurately compute wages and salaries
  • Properly compute FICA taxes
  • Accurately compute federal and state income tax withholdings
  • Correctly compute Unemployment Compensation taxes
  • Analyze and journalize payroll transactions
  • Properly prepare documents for state and federal reporting and deposit of required funds
  • Be eligible to sit for the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam by the American Payroll Association.


Course Outline

The Payroll Course consists of 10 units of study:

1.       The Need for Payroll and Personnel Records

2.       Computing and Paying Wages and Salaries

3.       Social Security Taxes

4.       Income Tax Withholding

5.       Unemployment Compensation Taxes

6.       Analyzing and Journalizing Payroll

7.       Payroll Project

8.      Payroll Project

9.      Payroll Project

10.    Payroll Project