Payroll Administration Courses

Payroll Administration Courses

One of the challenges for those working in payroll administration is that it is constantly evolving. Changes are usually based on new legislation or regulations, which can impact on taxation or employment law.

Payroll, by its very nature, affects every employee in Ireland, and is something which every employer needs to get right. For most employers, payroll and employment taxes are their biggest cost. Non-compliance can lead to significant costs for employers in terms of Revenue compliance interventions. Payroll administrators need to be aware of the rules and regulations, hence keeping up to date and ongoing learning is vital.

Payroll skills can be attained via a wide range of courses, some of which cover the basic principles of payroll, while other provide learners with a detailed knowledge of payroll and employment legislation.

Payroll Training Benefits

  • Enhance your payroll skills and confidence.
  • Increase the importance of your role within your employment by being aware of your employer’s obligations.
  • Enhance your employment opportunities as many employers prefer or require payroll professionals to have formal training or certification.
  • Improved knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation and regulations can help ensure compliance and avoid costly penalties.
  • Enhance your ability to manage and analyse payroll data.
  • Increased knowledge when dealing with employee payroll queries.
  • Increased proficiency in using payroll software and systems.

Overall, a payroll training course can provide the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and efficiently manage payroll, which can be beneficial for both employers and employees.

Some of the more popular payroll training courses are outlined below;

Certificate in Payroll Techniques

This qualification is offered by the Irish Payroll Association (IPASS). On successful completion, you will hold an industry standard nationally recognised qualification which is accredited by QQI as a Higher Education, Level 6, Special Purpose Qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.

This course can be completed as either an online course, where you can attend a live online class, or as a classroom based learner with venues available nationwide.

The syllabus for this course reflects the diverse range of skills and knowledge which all payroll professionals require in order to function efficiently. The course material includes numerous examples and self-assessment questions which students can use to develop their knowledge while they study.

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Professional Diploma in Payroll Management

This qualification is offered by the Irish Payroll Association (IPASS) and is available to those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Payroll Techniques.

This course has been designed for those who hold a more senior payroll position, for example payroll managers, supervisors or team leads. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage a payroll department. You will be provided with a stimulating syllabus including modules on advanced income tax, employment law and HR, which builds on previous learning acquired while studying the Certificate in Payroll Techniques.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to display to your employer a proven knowledge of your professionalism and competence at an advanced level and you will acquire a professional qualification to enhance your career prospects and confidence.

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Payroll Manual and Computerised

This payroll course offered by Pitman Training is available both online and in the many centres around the country. It is a comprehensive Payroll training course, which provides a thorough introduction to Payroll Principles in the Manual module, and in the computerised module you create real life payroll scenarios using Sage Micropay software.

This course is available through a mixture of online payroll courses and classroom based learning. The classroom course is currently available in a number of locations throughout the country including Dublin, Athlone, Cork, Limerick & Waterford.

To see payroll training courses and view a selection of accounting and business training courses around Ireland view the following link; Payroll Courses in Ireland on