Payroll Preparation, Analysis and Management

Payroll Preparation, Analysis and Management



  • Determine the needed documentation in the payroll cycle.
  • Prepare and reconcile the monthly payroll.
  • Calculate contributions based on different assumptions for employer and employee.
  • Perform “What If” analysis related to employee benefits.
  • Develop monthly and annual payroll budget.
  • Design periodic payroll management reports and analysis.
  • Assist the accounting department in controlling and auditing payroll payments.


Who should take this course

  • Payroll staff
  • Payroll accountants
  • Account assistants
  • Payroll supervisors and managers
  • HR professionals and team members who handle payroll and any employees interested in understanding and applying payroll best practices.



Day 1

  • Payroll: the important link between human resources and accounting
    • Introduction to the HR function
    • Introduction to accounting function
    • Introduction to finance function
    • Payroll as a link between HR and accounting and finance
    • Understanding the hiring process documentation
    • Managing payroll process for:
      • Contract professionals
      • Full time employees
      • Temporary help
      • Outsourcing   
      • Day 2  
      • Preparing and calculating payroll
        • Looking for the right controls before starting
        • Determining the right calculation basis for payroll
        • Elements of risk leading to payroll mistakes
        • Managing increments and deductions
        • Payroll approvals
        • Preparing payroll schedules
        • Employee loans and benefits
          • Access to employee benefits
          • Controlling access to loans
          • Reporting on loans status
          • Calculating end of service benefits for company and employees
          • Reporting on benefit plans
          • Day 3 
        • Accounting and auditors roles in payroll process
          • Recording payroll expense and liabilities
          • Recording payroll and benefits costs to assets or inventory
          • Recording payroll related contributions and liabilities
          • Reconciling receivables from and payables to employees with payroll department
          • Reconciling liabilities with social security and other governmental agencies
          • Reconciling payments with bank accounts transactions
          • Introduction to internal audit and external audit
          • Auditing the payroll
          • Day 4
        • Payroll budgeting
          • Budgeting for payroll department expenses
          • Preparing the yearly budget for payroll and contributions for the company
          • Budgeting for employee loans and other benefits
          • Day 5
        • Reporting payroll and contributions
          • Determining contribution expense for individuals
          • Determining corporate contributions
          • Reporting results to the accounting department
          • Coordinating with accounting department regarding payment process and control
          • Reporting to ministry of labor
          • Reporting to social security authorities
          • Reporting to other regulatory agencies




A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.


  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

Training Methodology:

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test


 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: