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Diploma in Book Keeping and Payroll

Duration: 8 weeks (Saturdays)/14 Weeks (Mondays)

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 29th September (Saturdays)/13th August (Mondays)

Days: Saturday 10am-4pm/ Monday 6.30-9.30pm

Ref Code: CFTAPR

Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €900

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10% discount on all registrations completed in July 2018. Flexible tuition payment options are available.
Are you interested in developing an understanding of the main principles of bookkeeping and accounting and being able to carry 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 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.


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 €900

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

Shared Student Experiences on this Course

Overall Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Juliana Figueiredo

    The course gave me a great introduction to the Irish taxation system and has broadened my knowledge of ERP systems. It also gave me a better knowledge of how payroll works in Ireland.

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  • IBAT Student - Qaisar Abbas

    This course was great both theoretically and practically, giving us skills in all accounting procedures.

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  • IBAT Student - Fernanda Germano

    Having a diploma of IBAT College was the best thing that could be done while I was studying abroad. IBAT is a great school, the teachers and staff were always willing and in a friendly way to help us students.

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Finance Lecturer Profiles

  • Hillary-Anne Murphy - Bookkeeping & Payroll Lecturer

    Hilary-Anne Murphy has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in a variety of settings from corporate training to classroom and community education. Her qualifications include skills in communication and management, psychology and psychiatry, and holds management experience in the areas of marketing, sales, ICT, training and accounts. Hilary holds a postgraduate qualification in Education from Trinity and further qualifications in Community Education from NUI Maynooth as well as the ICT-Advanced Computer Applications which includes Accounts and Payroll packages and the EUCIP (European Certification of Informatics Professionals).

    Hilary-Anne Murphy, Bookkeeping and Payroll Lecturer
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IBAT College Dublin
16-19 Wellington Quay 
Dublin 2, Ireland. 


+353 1 8075055