Accounting - Payroll

Business Division
Certificate E0505

The Accounting - Payroll Certificate provides basic accounting skills and knowledge combined with specialized training in payroll, preparing the student for entry-level clerical positions within the payroll segment of accounting. Common duties performed include payroll tax reporting, payroll accounting systems maintenance, and posting payroll transactions to journals/ledgers.

Required Courses

BUSA 7Principles of Accounting - Financial5
or BUSA 72 Bookkeeping - Accounting
BUSA 70Payroll and Tax Accounting3
BUSA 75Using Microcomputers in Financial Accounting1
BUSA 76Using Microcomputers in Managerial Accounting1-3
or BUSA 68 Business Mathematics
Total Units10-12

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • identify payroll records required by the employer in preparation for filing tax forms for Social Security, federal and state income tax, state disability benefits, and federal and state unemployment
  • calculate wages and withholding amounts in payroll problems
  • assemble payroll record keeping requirements for employers under current state and federal laws

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