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The Career Academy Certificate in Accounts Administration & Payroll

Become a Certified Accounts Administrator and boost your career!

Up your practical knowledge and stand out from the crowd with our intermediate online course. You’ll gain skills in accounting, GST, Xero, MYOB, payroll, Microsoft Excel and much more.

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Designed for

  • Job seekers who desire an accounts administrator or payroll position
  • Employees in administrative or reception roles looking for a promotion
  • Anyone with work experience but no formal qualification

Key benefits

  • Developed and delivered by an Approved Training Centre
  • Gain an industry and employer recognised certificate
  • Complete in your own time with unlimited support from our expert tutors

This course is accredited by ICOES

MYOB Accountright Online Course Accredited AustraliaICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

What our students say

★★★★★ “I personally found this course really beneficial in the fact that it has helped me with understanding my role as Credit Controller & Accounts Receivable Administrator at Ballance Agri-Nutrients & Altum.” Deejay Apihai

 

★★★★★ “As soon as I added this course into my CV, I was invited for a job interview and got the job! Keiko Nishimi.

Course summary

Investment: $995 + GST from only $25 per week with our interest free payment plan.

 

Duration: Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per week, with each module taking around 10 hours.

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

 

Qualification: On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement and become a certified Accounts Administrator.

Covering 14 modules

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  • General Journal
  • General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  • Depreciation
  • Adjusting Entries
  • Financial Statements
  • Accounting with MYOB Essentials
  • Accounting with Xero
  • Understanding GST
  • Fundamentals of Payroll
  • Managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Cash Management
  • Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  • Using Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word

This Course Includes

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Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Explain the function and purpose of accounting.
  • State the different forms of accounting information.
  • Identify external and internal users of accounting information and how they would use the information.
  • List the steps in the accounting cycle.
  • Explain the key concepts and assumptions underlying accounting.
  • Explain the principal qualitative characteristics and their effect on financial statements.
  • Define the basic and expanded accounting equation and explain how it is connected to the double-entry method of accounting.
  • List the different account categories and the type of accounts associated with each category.
  • Apply the accounting equation and double-entry accounting when analysing financial transactions.
  • Distinguish between accounts receivable and accounts payable.

General Journal

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Distinguish between the various source journals.
  • Define general journals and their purpose.
  • Identify the key components of a general journal entry.
  • State what the chart of accounts is and what account categories are included in the Chart of Accounts.
  • Identify which account categories have a default debit balance and which have a default credit balance.
  • Prepare journal entries applying debit and credit rules.
  • Prepare journal entries for accounts receivable, accounts payable, wages and owners’ equity accounts.

General Ledger & the Trial Balance

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Outline the steps required to post from source journals to the General Ledger.
  • Post source journals to the general ledger.
  • Calculate the closing balances of general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare general ledger accounts.
  • Explain the purpose of a trial balance.
  • Prepare a trial balance.
  • Explain errors that can occur in the trial balance.
  • Explain how reconciling accounts can verify the accuracy of a trial balance.

Managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Cash Management

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

 

  • Explain the difference between accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Explain what is meant by cash accounting and accrual accounting and the fundamental difference between each method.
  • Create the required journal entries to record a credit sale.
  • Create the ledger entries to record a credit sale.
  • Explain what creditor and debtor schedules are and why sub-ledgers are required to be maintained.
  • Summarise why a provision for doubtful debts is created, and the three common methods for estimating the doubtful debt value.
  • List the actions that should be taken by a business before a debt is written off as bad.
  • Explain how to increase or decrease the provision for doubtful debts.
  • Summarise the actions that a business can take to effectively manage the accounts receivable.
  • Explain what is meant by the Cash Conversion Cycle and calculate the CCC when provided with the relevant data.

Using Microsoft Excel

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Access and save excel templates.
  • Demonstrate how to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  • Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  • Demonstrate how to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  • Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  • Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  • Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Apply formatting features to improve the look of a short document.
  • Insert content, including a table of contents, into a document.
  • Apply document-processing techniques to manage larger documents.
  • Modify content by adding tables and table styles, watermarks, and comments.

Office Ergonomics & Data Entry

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

 

  • Explain what is meant by ergonomics and what defines good ergonomic design.
  • Identify a range of problems caused by an uncomfortable work posture.
  • Briefly, explain the physical factors that affect a computer operators performance and health.
  • Outline the key items that you should check when proofreading a document.
  • Explain the benefits of touch typing, and improve the average number of words you can type per minute while maintaining accuracy.

Effective Business Communication

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

 

  • Define communication including the process.
  • Differentiate between the different forms of communication.
  • Discuss effective verbal communication skills.
  • Define effective listening skills and explain the benefits of developing effective listening skills.
  • Apply the 7 Cs of communication.

Producing Business Documents

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

 

  • Explain what a business document is.
  • Give examples of business documents.
  • Discuss what organisational requirements may need to be considered when selecting layouts and styles.
  • Understand the importance of efficient information entry and consistency when developing business documents.
  • Outline the advantages & disadvantages of various forms of document storage.
  • Identify when it may be necessary to discuss and clarify document requirements with the person who requested it.

Organise Meetings

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Define the different types and purposes for holding workplace meetings.
  • Discuss what ethical behaviour is in the workplace.
  • Explain how best to ensure that meeting requirements will be met.
  • List the requirements that may be considered when organising a meeting.
  • Explain the purpose of distributing documentation to attendees prior to a meeting.
  • List the types of legislation that meeting attendees should be aware of, and how it may affect behaviour at meetings.

Time Management, Ethics and Professionalism

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

 

  • Outline and apply key time management strategies.
  • Recognise the 4 decision making categories and provide an example for each.
  • Define ethics and how they relate to the workplace.
  • Identify five ethical approaches.
  • Recognise and discuss key characteristics of professionalism.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining a professional image in the workplace.

Fundamentals of Payroll

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain the importance of payroll security, including control measures.
  • Identify employee record information that must be retained.
  • Explain the purpose of checking payroll data, and how to reconcile payroll information.
  • Identify the key employee declaration forms and when each is to be completed.
  • Explain what PAYG Withholding tax is.
  • Identify the difference between a contractor and an employee, and the different types of employees.
  • Explain what the National Employment Standards (NES) and Modern Awards are, and how these relate to wage payments.
  • Explain what is meant by the term “Protected Earnings Amount (PEA)” and calculate the net pay after child support deductions for an employee.
  • Calculate the PAYG amount and the lump sum annual leave payment of an employee where loading exists and where no loading applies.

Installing MYOB Payroll

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Apply the process for downloading the MYOB AccountRight Trial Software.
  • Identify the correct option for creating and activating a company file.
  • Recognise the correct sample file for completing the course.
  • Identify the correct method to load tax tables in MYOB.

Payroll Categories

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the process for viewing the wages tab.
  • Select the correct process for exempting categories from Tax and Deductions.
  • Name the number of payroll category classifications available in MYOB AccountRight.

Processing Payroll & Termination Pay

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the types of information required to process employees pay.
  • Recognise the complete process for processing a termination payment.
  • Select the correct process for displaying the report that determines outstanding entitlements.

Employees & Timesheets

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise the process of setting up employee cards.
  • Identify the process for entering superannuation details for employees.
  • Identify the process for reviewing Employee Timesheets.
  • Identify the process for setting up timesheets for Employees.

Payroll Liabilities, Superannuation & Reporting

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise Payroll Liabilities.
  • Identify the process for viewing a payroll liability report.
  • Select the correct process for paying superannuation amounts for an employee.
  • Recognise the process of creating a superannuation fund for employees.

Introduction to Xero Online

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain cloud computing and the benefits of using Xero.
  • Identify how to get started with Xero.
  • Recognise the difference between the Demo Company and other companies you may set up in Xero.
  • Recognise and navigate your Xero Dashboard.

Setting up Xero Payroll

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise how to assign a user with payroll administration access.
  • Identify how to add a new user.
  • Recognise how to set up your company settings within Xero Payroll.
  • Recognise what a pay calendar is and how to create them.
  • Identify how to create, edit and delete holiday groups.

Managing Payroll Items with Xero

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify what pay items are.
  • Recognise the four (4) pay item categories.
  • Identify definitions of different earnings categories.
  • Recognise how to add a new Earnings rate.
  • Identify how to create a new Deduction pay item.
  • Recognise how to create a new Reimbursement pay item.
  • Identify how to create a new Leave items.

New Employees & Leave Requests with Xero

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise how to add new employees.
  • Identify how to set up leave defaults for employees.
  • Recognise how to enter the opening leave balances leave for employees.
  • Identify how to create, approve, amend and reject leave requests.

Pay Templates in Xero

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify how to produce a new pay template.
  • Recognise the process of applying changes to a pay template.
  • Recognise the process of applying changes to employee earnings.

Pay Runs in Xero

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise the importance of checking time off requests before you create a Pay run.
  • Identify how to process a new Pay run.
  • Recognise how to create unscheduled Pay runs and modify draft Pay runs.
  • Identify how to revert a posted Pay run to draft status.
  • Recognise how to update a Pay Template.
  • Identify how to post a Pay Run.
  • Recognise how to modify draft pay slips.

Payslips & Payroll Reporting with Xero

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Recognise how to access historical pay slips for employees.
  • Recognise the payroll specific reports.
  • Identify how to locate and produce payroll reports.

Employment Payment Summaries with Xero

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the procedure for reconciliation from payroll to the general ledger.
  • Recognise how to prepare your payroll for the year end.
  • Recognise how to produce employment payment summaries to publish to the employee’s secure portal.

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Developed by Industry Professionals

Daniel Hunt

Daniel Hunt – Senior Accounting & Bookkeeping Tutor

Daniel Hunt is a highly qualified chartered accountant, business advisor and the founder of The Career Academy. Daniel completed his postgraduate qualifications while working at Price Waterhouse Coopers. During this time he was encouraged to pursue teaching in business, accounting & bookkeeping, and saw a need for people other than those working toward a tertiary qualification to receive high quality education.  He has been a tutor for Open Colleges Australia and is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds an Australian Certificate IV in Training in Assessment. Daniel was also a writer for the new Chartered Accountant Program for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). This is a professional program which is completed by almost 4,000 aspiring chartered accountants each year.

David-Parasol

David Parasol – Senior Accounting & Bookkeeping Tutor

David Parasol is the managing director of CT Solutions Australia Pty Ltd. Before establishing CT Solutions Australia, David spent over 12 years in Public Practice, starting his accounting career in 1994 with a small firm where he became an Associate in 1999. When working with The Career Academy, he is one of our Senior Tutors & an Accounting Software Experts. David has extensive experience in taxation, accounting and business services and is a Director and Shareholder of The Career Academy PTY Ltd. He is also a highly accredited and experienced CA mentor and accounting software trainer. He has been a tutor for Open Colleges Australia and is a Chartered Accountant and member of CAANZ.

Ridge Selvaraj

Ridge Selvaraj – Head of Department

Ridge works as a tutor at The Career Academy, with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He intends to use his Degree and experience as a previous bookkeeper to help and assist students achieve a career in accounting. Previously, working as a tutor for his university. Ridge brings a depth of knowledge and skills that are available to students. Ridge is passionate about education, art and helping people reach their goals.

Ridge loves The Career Academy’s vision to make education easy, accessible and at the same time to provide quality education to students.

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Eddie Callahan – Accounting & Bookkeeping Tutor

Eddie is an aspiring accountant who recently finished his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law at University. Throughout university and more recently he has worked in several fields including the trades, factories and retail banking. Tutoring for The Career Academy allows Eddie to not only upskill his own knowledge but to also give back in a rewarding role and help others gain a better knowledge of the commercial world. He was the Head boy of his High school, nominated by his peers to help lead and guide them. He is a keen surfer and rugby player with a passion for fitness. Currently living in Melbourne, Eddie enjoys the big city life along with the amazing food and its diverse multicultural atmosphere. Given Eddie’s sociable nature, a perk of working for The Career Academy in a tutor role is that it allows Eddie to interact with students every day who are passionate and willing to learn.

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Jimmy Nguyen – Accounting & Bookkeeping Tutor

Jimmy has worked in a variety of different fields including research, teaching, engineering and has even worked overseas in Shanghai. In order to challenge himself, Jimmy completed his Graduate Diploma in Accounting and has worked for a global accounting firm where he has advised client’s on their financials as well as perform other bookkeeping duties. Jimmy uses his significant accounting and bookkeeping knowledge to help accounting and bookkeeping students succeed.

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Boris Nandi – Accounting & Bookkeeping Tutor

Boris works as a tutor here at The Career Academy. He currently holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Business (Finance) from the University of South Australia and is working towards achieving a Master of Marketing at Monash University therefore making him very well versed in all aspects of Business. In addition to this, Boris also runs a business called Resume Hub (https://resumehub.net) where he helps students attain employment thus validating his passion for helping students reach their potential.