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Sage 50: Payroll

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity. Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realise their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Course Objectives

This course is suitable for all new companies and users setting up or using Sage Payroll. Become in complete control of your payroll processes. On this course you will gain an understanding of Government Legislation, processing payments and much more.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.

Course Details

Duration: 1 Day

Timings: 9:30 - 16:30

Getting Started

  • Starting Sage Payroll
  • The main program window, the tree view
  • Exiting Sage Payroll
  • Backing up and restoring data
  • Payroll basics
  • Month end

Company Settings

  • Company details
  • Bank & coinage
  • Tax funding
  • SSP/SMP funding
  • IR payments

Government Legislation

  • PAYE details
  • NI rates, SSP rates, SMP rates
  • Car details, Car bands
  • Student loans

Company Specific Data

  • Entering a pension scheme
  • Pension scheme details
  • Pay elements
  • Employee & employer contribution


  • Adding, updating employee personal details
  • Adding employment details
  • Changing rates of pay
  • Entering Year-To-Date values

Processing the monthly payroll

  • Processing date
  • Entering payments
  • Pre-update reports
  • Updating records

Other Payments

  • Salaries calculated on an hourly basis
  • Manual SSP calculations
  • A new weekly paid employee
  • Process & update : month 12/week 52
  • Process & update : week 53
  • Employee leaves
  • Payment by BACS


  • Employee
  • Company
  • Legislation

Year End

  • Pre year-end tasks
  • Year-end wizard : P11, P14, P60, P35
  • Clearing the tax year
  • Updating employee records
  • Backing up data


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