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Diploma in Book Keeping and Payroll

Duration: 8 weeks

Location: City Centre Only

Start Date: 11th June 2016

City Centre Days: Saturdays 10.00am-4.00pm

Ref Code: CFTAPR

Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €700

More Info:

Please note places are limited on this programme so early booking is advised.
Are you interested in developing an understanding of the main principles of bookkeeping and accounting and be able tocarry out a broad range of bookkeeping and accounting procedures?

Diploma in Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised Accounts) and Payroll Course AimsWeb Design Course Website Designer Course

Computerised Accounts Course

The aims of this course are:

  • To develop a keen understanding of the main principles of bookkeeping and accounting
  • To understand a broad range of accounting terms
  • To be able to carry out a broad range of bookkeeping and accounting procedures
  • To be able to produce a computerised trial balance

Prsi Classes

The aims of these classes are:

  • To acquire the important knowledge and skills required to use both manual and computerised payroll systems
  • To appreciate the importance of accuracy and security in preparing and maintaining payroll records
  • To acquire the knowledge and understanding of how the cumulative, emergency and temporary tax systems operate

Payroll Courses - Princple areas of study

  • Computerised Accounts
  • The use of computer systems in an accounts environment
  • File Management - Hardware and Software
  • Computerised Accounts v's Manual Accounts
  • The security of computer systems including passwords, anti-virus protection software and the Data Protection Act.

For Manual Payroll, this involves studying topics including payroll terms & frequencies, tax credits, standard cut offs and cumulative, emergency and temporary tax systems, cumulative tax deduction/emergency/temporary tax deduction form, calculating gross pay & tax liability, PRSI & income levies and statutory documents: P45, P60, P30 and P35.

For Computerised Payroll, this will involve studying practices including entering company details, setting a payroll period, entering employee details including tax credits, standard cut offs, base codes for PRSI, salary details, processing payroll, editing employee data, printing payroll reports, printing payslips, printing relevant statutory documents e.g. P45, P60, P30 and P35, updating records, saving data and password protection.

Am I eligible for the IBAT College course?

The Diploma in Bookkeeping (Computerised & Manual ) Acounts & Payroll course is suitable for anybody with an interest in learning Computerised Accounting and Payroll Systems.

How long is the course?

This course is taught on Saturdays from 10am until 4pm for 8 weeks.


To be awarded the Diploma in Bookkeeping (Computerised and Manual Accounts) and Payroll participants will be required to successfully complete an in-class exam following the completion of each of the two modules.  

Student Testimonials

"The staff at IBAT college are friendly and very helpful, Isolde Hampson is our lecturer and she is the best, she knows all there is to know about ATI and brings it across in her notes and lectures in class."

Bernie Flynn, IBAT - Diploma in Book Keeping and Payroll

What are course fees?

The Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll course fees is €700.

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply. What should I do?

Direct application can be made using the Apply Online option below. 

Alternatively, please feel free to contact Richard O'Brien our admissions specialist for management courses on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

Students who graduated from the IBAT - Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll went on to complete:

Advanced Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll

Lecturer Profiles

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Accounting and Finance Lecturer Profiles

  • Keith Whitford - ACCA Lecturer F7

    Keith is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants, and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. Keith has over fifteen years of experience in private practice, establishing his own Accountancy practice in 2005 as a sole-practitioner (under the name KPW & Co). Keith has also been lecturing part time professional accounting courses (ACCA and IATI) for 7 out of the last 9 years at various colleges in Dublin and brings with him a wealth of experience. Keith prepares his own lecture notes, and his lectures are very exam focussed, thereby ensuring that his students are well prepared for such occasions.

    Keith Whitford, ACCA Lecturer F7
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16-19 Wellington Quay 
Dublin 2, Ireland. 


+353 1 8075055


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