ACCT07032 2016 Advanced Accounting and Payroll Software

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Accounting and Payroll Software
Transcript Title
Adv Acct & Payroll Software
N/A %
Subject Area
ACCT - Accounting
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Helen Grady
Programme Membership
SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BADMN_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7

The module introduces the student to advanced functionality of accounting and payroll software.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Complete transactions using accounting information software


Generate and analyse periodic accounting reports


Identify information requirements for payroll and prepare manual payroll calculations


Process payroll transactions and generate periodic reports using payroll software


Explain how an integrated enterprise software system can add value to a business

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture Strategy used to introduce each topic to students. It is used as a means of conveying information on a new topic to students.

Active Learning - students participate in projects where they are provided with transactions that they have to capture with software. The projects simulate transactions encountered in a workplace situation and provide students with the opportunity to gain experience and confidence on software used in the workplace. This aims to improve students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking.

Discussion Strategies where students are engaged in discussion to deepen their learning and motivation by propelling them to develop their own views and hear their own voices. It provides a good environment for interaction and is the first step in encouraging students to talk.

Module Assessment Strategies

Projects and MCQ's

Repeat Assessments

Projects and MCQ's

Indicative Syllabus

Set up company details, configure VAT rates, create customer and supplier accounts, enter opening balances, capture daybook transactions, prepare bank reconciliation, post journal entries and generate VAT return.

Process the correction of input errors and review how the software tracks corrections of errors.

Generate and analyse periodic accounting reports including aged debtors / creditors listing, financial statements, budgets, bank reconciliation and VAT return.

Identify the information required to calculate pay

Prepare manual payroll including starters with P45, starters on emergency tax, P45 generation for leavers, accounting for holiday pay and BIK.

Set up company details, create new employees, enter timesheets and process payroll using payroll software.

Generate and review periodic payroll reports including gross to nett, payslips, P45’s and P30’s.

Identify and discuss web based supports

Benefits to the organisation of acquiring integrated software modules. Other types of enterprise software that could add value to an organisation

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Accounting Software Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 7 1,2
2 Practical Evaluation Payroll Software Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 11 3,4
3 Multiple Choice Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5
4 Assignment Integrated Enterprise Software Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Practical 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Accounting Information Systems: The Crossroads of Accounting and IT Pearson Education Limited
ISBN 1292023376 ISBN-13 9781292023373
Recommended Reading
2015-10-15 Frank Wood's Business Accounting Pearson Education Limited
ISBN 1292084669 ISBN-13 9781292084664

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Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Accounting Information Systems: The Crossroads of Accounting and IT Pearson Education Limited

Ch 6 Integrated Enterprise Systems

URL Resources

Other Resources
  1. Accounting Software Manual
  2. Payroll Software Manual


Additional Information