Part-time course
Diploma in Computerised (and manual) Accounts and Payroll

The Finance function is the heart of an organisation’s success and an essential element to the long term success of an organisation. This computerised accounts and payroll course provides the learner with experience in a leading software that will enhance the learners opportunity to gain employment in most small to medium enterprises. Sage currently employ 13,000 employees across the globe. It is the primary accounts package for small to medium businesses. The Payroll part of the course is taught using thesaurus payroll, which is the payroll software market leader in Ireland.

CCT College Dublin Professional Certification confirms the successful completion of the Diploma in Computerised (and manual) Accounts and Payroll. Professional Certification supports career advancement through verification of upskilling. This programme does not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Bookkeeping Overview

  • Understanding how computerised accounts software sage operates as a triple integrated accounting system
  • Setting up new business, setting parameters and settings
  • Setting up access rights
  • Set Financial year and Date
  • Building customer/supplier and bank records
  • Creating Tax codes
  • Operate the viewing system of the modules

Operating Software

  • Posting of customer invoices/Credit notes
  • Posting of supplier invoices/Credit notes
  • Posting and allocating customer and supplier receipts and payments
  • Operating and using bank module for booking bank receipts and payments
  • Correction of errors/ Delete transactions
  • Process refunds to suppliers and customers
  • Process journals


  • Prepare a bank reconciliation
  • Prepare a VAT 3 vat return
  • Produce and Print a Trial Balance and check COA
  • Produce and Print a Profit and Loss
  • Produce and Print a balance sheet

Payroll Overview

  • Payroll Fundamentals
  • Statutory Documents P45, P60, P30 and P35
  • Employee annual leave entitlements
  • Emergency Tax, Month one Basis and Cumulative Basis
  • Payments and Deduction Setup
  • Employee Setup and Maintenance
  • Processing and Reports
  • Employees Leaving
  • Year End Reports
  • Data Security
  • Data Backup and Period Archiving

We are hosting a number of events in the lead up to the next academic year to give prospective students the opportunity to find out more about their course and the College.  At the moment these events are virtual and you can pre-register here.

You can also make a safe socially distanced 1-2-1 appointment with an Admissions Advisor in the College campus building here from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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