Course Details

Full Course Name:
Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll

Course Dates

Next Course Commencing:
25th January 2021
10 weeks, evenings from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

Course Award

City Colleges Diploma

Course Fee

€995 (or €1,095 instalments)
€895 (or €995 instalments)
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  • General Principles
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Terminology
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Processes & Procedures
  • Production of Computerised Trial Balances, etc.

Computerised Accounts

  • Computerised Accounts Systems
  • File Management
  • Security Issues & GDPR

Payroll & PRSI

  • Manual & Computerised Payroll
  • The positives and negatives of a computerised system for bookkeeping payroll processing purposes
  • The positives and negatives of a manual system for bookkeeping and payroll processing purposes
  • Cumulative, Emergency & Temporary Tax Systems
  • Preparing all necessary returns and tax forms for the Revenue Commissioners
  • Examine changes in personal tax due to various factors
  • Preparing all necessary tax forms for employees

Course Lecturers


Alison Dunne

Alison Dunne has many years’ experience working as a Company accountant. Her strengths are cash management, processing re-engineering and management of a finance function within a company. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer in Quest Recruitment Ltd., a leading recruitment company, solely dedicated to recruiting for Accountancy and Financial Services Professionals.


Anne Marie Cogan

Anne Marie Cogan is a qualified ACCA Accountant holder of a 1:1 Level 8 degree in Accountancy. Award winning student on her undergraduate studies recognition from the governing body and Chartered Accountancy Ireland for achieving the highest grade Over two decades of experience in the business environment. Her ambition in life is to communicate, that each person has the ability to reach their own self actualisation through education, hard work, determination and resilience. She hopes that by delivering this message to even a small minority will ensure a more equal society going forward. She has a no nonsense attitude, challenges complex theories and calculation always bringing it back to simple terms she believes the secret to effective learning is always asking “WHY” and walking through scenario’s step by step. Her research interest are in effective management of expenditure in Education to ensure all children have equal opportunity.

“Education is the one great leveller upper, greater than wealth, greater than lineage, greater than power” (Donogh O’Malley-Minister for Education 10th September 1966

Course Timetable

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Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.

If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

The Course is assessed by way of MCQ (70%) and presentation (30%).

Why City Colleges?

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
  • Limited class size
  • Parking

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Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll (Online)


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll (Classroom)


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM