Course of the week: Payroll for HR and Accounting Professionals

20 March 2014

Never before has the need been greater for payroll to work closely with HR, and other departments within their organisation, to ensure their company’s statutory obligations are fulfilled. Establishing accurate employee data has never been so vital. The last year has seen the introduction of real time information and the beginning of a six year programme enforcing all employers to automatically enrol eligible job holders into a qualifying pension scheme. With new penalty regimes in operation for these processes an even better understanding of all things payroll is desirable for those departments that work alongside it.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course has been designed specifically for non-payroll personnel including HR, software developers, finance and anyone who needs an insight into payroll administration.

When is this course running?

London £380.00 + VAT
Cardiff £380.00 + VAT
Birmingham £380.00 + VAT
Manchester £380.00 + VAT
Manchester £380.00 + VAT
Edinburgh £380.00 + VAT

What will I learn?

You will come away with a solid overview of all aspects of payroll, including the crucial relationships required within an organisation, details of the complete payroll cycle, the payroll implications of company benefits, importance of deadlines, basic tax and NI and the fines for getting this fundamental business function wrong.

Course content

  • Payroll's essential relationship with other departments
  • Payroll deadlines
    • Payroll cycle
    • Key payroll dates
  • Legislation and case law
    • Legislation that impacts payroll
    • Employment status: employed or self-employed?
    • National minimum wage
    • Holiday pay
    • Lawful, versus unlawful, deductions
  • PAYE and national insurance
    • Tax rates, allowances, threshold and codes
    • Correct treatment of starters, leavers and payments after leaving
    • Benefits in kind, including childcare vouchers
    • National insurance
    • Directors’ NIC
  • Real time information and the new data requirements
  • Statutory payments and deductions
    • SSP, SMP, SAP and SPP
    • Student loans
    • Court orders
  • Workplace pensions and automatic enrolment

Course aims

On completion, delegates should be able to:

  • Enhance working relations within payroll, HR, IT, finance and other departments, including third parties
  • Improve services to employees through better, more effective communication
  • Understand the day to day obstacles to be overcome when producing a payroll as well as fulfilling corporate and statutory obligations
  • Promote the image of the payroll department

For full details and to book your place please visit the website, email us or call 0121 712 1000.