Finance / Accounting Courses

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    PAYROLL: PREPARATION, ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT

    Why Attend
    Employee costs from payroll and other benefits are among the largest costs
    in any company other than the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), rent and
    depreciation. If you are in a goods producing organization and this cost is
    part of your COGS or part of your operating costs it means the effect on you
    will be doubled. Having these costs processed and reported properly is key
    for analysis and decision making. This course starts with introductions to the
    departments of HR and 'accounting and finance' and then focuses on the
    payroll function. The course goes through the process of preparing and
    calculating payroll which includes the controls needed and the pre-checks
    necessary to make sure correct data is used. The course enforces the
    knowledge of controls and proper processes in the work flow to achieve
    better efficiency in the department. The course then discusses employee
    benefits and their effect on the corporation and explains how to conduct
    analysis on payroll and benefits using Excel. In addition, the course
    highlights the topics of accounting, internal and external audit relations
    with HR and payroll specifically, and what data could be required by them.
    The course then stresses the need for confidentiality in the payroll
    department and the importance of sharing data with others on a need to
    know basis or as per corporate policies. The course ends with a how to
    prepare a budget for the department and a bigger budget for payroll and
    benefit costs in the corporation.
    Target Audience
    Payroll staff, payroll accountants, account assistants, payroll supervisors and
    managers, HR professionals and team members who handle payroll and any
    employees interested in understanding and applying payroll best practices.
    Target Competencies
    Planning, budgeting and cost
    control
    Payroll preparation and
    production
    Payroll analysis and reporting
    Payroll accounting and account
    reconciliation
    Course Methodology
    The course relies on presentations and examples by the consultant.
    Participants will be expected to do Excel exercises for payroll and
    benefits, group workshops and presentations.
    Course Objectives
    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
    Describe the needed documentation in completing a payroll cycle
    Prepare and reconcile the monthly payroll
    Calculate contributions based on different assumptions for employer and
    employee
    Perform 'what if' analysis related to employee benefits
    Develop monthly and annual payroll budgets
    Design periodic payroll management reports and analysis
    Assess the accounting department in controlling and auditing payroll
    payments

  • latest blog post
    PAYROLL: PREPARATION, ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT

    Why Attend
    Employee costs from payroll and other benefits are among the largest costs
    in any company other than the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), rent and
    depreciation. If you are in a goods producing organization and this cost is
    part of your COGS or part of your operating costs it means the effect on you
    will be doubled. Having these costs processed and reported properly is key
    for analysis and decision making. This course starts with introductions to the
    departments of HR and 'accounting and finance' and then focuses on the
    payroll function. The course goes through the process of preparing and
    calculating payroll which includes the controls needed and the pre-checks
    necessary to make sure correct data is used. The course enforces the
    knowledge of controls and proper processes in the work flow to achieve
    better efficiency in the department. The course then discusses employee
    benefits and their effect on the corporation and explains how to conduct
    analysis on payroll and benefits using Excel. In addition, the course
    highlights the topics of accounting, internal and external audit relations
    with HR and payroll specifically, and what data could be required by them.
    The course then stresses the need for confidentiality in the payroll
    department and the importance of sharing data with others on a need to
    know basis or as per corporate policies. The course ends with a how to
    prepare a budget for the department and a bigger budget for payroll and
    benefit costs in the corporation.
    Target Audience
    Payroll staff, payroll accountants, account assistants, payroll supervisors and
    managers, HR professionals and team members who handle payroll and any
    employees interested in understanding and applying payroll best practices.
    Target Competencies
    Planning, budgeting and cost
    control
    Payroll preparation and
    production
    Payroll analysis and reporting
    Payroll accounting and account
    reconciliation
    Course Methodology
    The course relies on presentations and examples by the consultant.
    Participants will be expected to do Excel exercises for payroll and
    benefits, group workshops and presentations.
    Course Objectives
    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
    Describe the needed documentation in completing a payroll cycle
    Prepare and reconcile the monthly payroll
    Calculate contributions based on different assumptions for employer and
    employee
    Perform 'what if' analysis related to employee benefits
    Develop monthly and annual payroll budgets
    Design periodic payroll management reports and analysis
    Assess the accounting department in controlling and auditing payroll
    payments

  • latest blog post
    PAYROLL: PREPARATION, ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT

    Why Attend
    Employee costs from payroll and other benefits are among the largest costs
    in any company other than the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), rent and
    depreciation. If you are in a goods producing organization and this cost is
    part of your COGS or part of your operating costs it means the effect on you
    will be doubled. Having these costs processed and reported properly is key
    for analysis and decision making. This course starts with introductions to the
    departments of HR and 'accounting and finance' and then focuses on the
    payroll function. The course goes through the process of preparing and
    calculating payroll which includes the controls needed and the pre-checks
    necessary to make sure correct data is used. The course enforces the
    knowledge of controls and proper processes in the work flow to achieve
    better efficiency in the department. The course then discusses employee
    benefits and their effect on the corporation and explains how to conduct
    analysis on payroll and benefits using Excel. In addition, the course
    highlights the topics of accounting, internal and external audit relations
    with HR and payroll specifically, and what data could be required by them.
    The course then stresses the need for confidentiality in the payroll
    department and the importance of sharing data with others on a need to
    know basis or as per corporate policies. The course ends with a how to
    prepare a budget for the department and a bigger budget for payroll and
    benefit costs in the corporation.
    Target Audience
    Payroll staff, payroll accountants, account assistants, payroll supervisors and
    managers, HR professionals and team members who handle payroll and any
    employees interested in understanding and applying payroll best practices.
    Target Competencies
    Planning, budgeting and cost
    control
    Payroll preparation and
    production
    Payroll analysis and reporting
    Payroll accounting and account
    reconciliation
    Course Methodology
    The course relies on presentations and examples by the consultant.
    Participants will be expected to do Excel exercises for payroll and
    benefits, group workshops and presentations.
    Course Objectives
    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
    Describe the needed documentation in completing a payroll cycle
    Prepare and reconcile the monthly payroll
    Calculate contributions based on different assumptions for employer and
    employee
    Perform 'what if' analysis related to employee benefits
    Develop monthly and annual payroll budgets
    Design periodic payroll management reports and analysis
    Assess the accounting department in controlling and auditing payroll
    payments