SRJC Course Outlines

3/4/2024 5:53:59 PMBBK 52.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BBK 52.1Title:  PAYROLL RECORD KEEPING  
Full Title:  Payroll Record Keeping and Reporting
Last Reviewed:1/23/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BBK 85.7

Catalog Description:
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A comprehensive course on payroll including record keeping, payroll accounting, federal and state reporting, laws governing payroll, and computerized payroll systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of CS 101A ( or CIS 101A) and Course Completion of BBK 50

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A comprehensive course on payroll including record keeping, payroll accounting, federal and state reporting, laws governing payroll, and computerized payroll systems.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of CS 101A ( or CIS 101A) and Course Completion of BBK 50
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Explain and utilize federal and state payroll tax regulations.
2.  Interpret and apply current California and federal tax rates.
3.  Compute deductions and maintain an accurate payroll register to satisfy federal and state laws.
4.  Produce accurate accounting records related to payroll, including:
    A.  Salary and wage expense accounts
    B.  Taxes payable
    C.  Payroll bank account
5.  Evaluate payroll records to determine appropriate tax deductions.
6.  Compile reports, make deposits and pay taxes required by law.
7.  Use manual and computerized payroll systems to maintain a payroll register.
8.  Design reports, write payroll checks and reconcile payroll accounts.
9.  Prepare federal and state payroll tax forms and returns.

Topics and Scope
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1.   Fair Labor Standards Act (Federal)
2.   California employment laws, administrative agencies, and enforcement
3.   Employee or independent contractor, exempt employees
4.   Methods of timekeeping
5.   Methods of compensation
6.   Finding California and federal payroll tax rates on the Internet
7.   Computing federal and state deductions -- employee
8.   Computing federal and state payroll taxes -- employer
9.   Maintaining the payroll register
10. Forms and filing dates for making tax deposits
11.  General journal entries for:
      a.  Salary and wage expense
      b.  Income and FICA taxes payable
      c.  Employer payroll taxes
      d.  Payment of payroll taxes
12.  Entering payroll records on a computerized system
13.  Maintain the computerized payroll register
14.  Prepare reports
15.  Write payroll checks
16.  Reconcile the payroll bank account
17.  Filing forms 940 and 941 electronically
18.  Prevention and detection of fraud, internal controls, data privacy
19.  Coordinating the distribution of paychecks
20.  Workers compensation laws
21.  Audit procedures

Assignments:
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1.  Read 15 to 30 pages per week
2.  Weekly exercises
3.  3 to 5 quizzes and exams
4.  Comprehensive practice sets:
      a. Manual payroll register and reports
      b. Computerized payroll register and reports
5.  Case studies and simulations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Weekly exercises, practice sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Computer printouts, simulations, and case studies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Exams and quizzes to contain completion, computations, objective questions, and computer simulation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Payroll Accounting, A Complete Guide, by Giove.  Published by Hougton Mifflin, 2011.
Payroll Accounting, by Bieg and Keeling.  Published by South-Western College Pub., 2011.
Klooster and Allen's Computerized Payroll Accounting Simulation, Lawson Supply, Quickbooks, 2011.

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