Xero Payroll

Live Online One Day Course by Qualified Chartered Accountants

London School of Accountancy


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£350 inc VAT (was £750)
Or £58.33/mo. for 6 months... Read more
Offer ends 31 December 2020
Study method
Online with live classes
6 hours, Part-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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MASTER XERO PAYROLL IN A DAY - This hands-on Interactive Live Online course provides a complete walk through from set-up to reporting within Xero Payroll.

This is a full-on Xero Payroll course which assumes no prior knowledge of payroll as it covers payroll theory such as PAYE forms, HMRC RTI reports, furlough leave, 2020/2021 tax rates and allowances, etc. The course is delivered by qualified Chartered Accountants who are also Xero Credited Advisors. They are therefore able to quickly impart their knowledge.

Course media


  • Xero Payroll Course Sample Material - download


The course mirrors our popular classroom based training course and is now being delivered Online in compliance with Government guidelines. The interactive Live Online course provides a complete walk through from set-up to reporting within Xero Payroll.


Introduction to Payroll

  • Explanation of various payroll forms including P11, P45, P46, P9(T), P60, P11D, P32, etc.
  • Tax codes and what they mean
  • Cumulative and Non-cumulative tax codes explained
  • Income Tax Rates and Thresholds
  • NIC Rates and Thresholds
  • Special NIC rules relating to Company Directors

Introduction to Xero Payroll

  • Passwords and housekeeping
  • Navigating within Xero Payroll
  • Quarterly payment method for small companies
  • Implementing change from manual system

Company Details

  • Setting up employees' records
  • Setting payment and deduction types
  • Setting up departments

Processing the Payroll

  • Entering gross salaries
  • Entering adjustments including bonuses, staff loans, staff purchases, etc.
  • Printing payslips
  • Placing employees on hold
  • Updating the payroll

Payroll Reports

  • Printing cash and cheque analysis
  • Pre and post update reports
  • Payroll summary reports
  • Departmental analysis
  • Printing Form P32, etc.

Starters and Leavers

  • Adding new employees to the payroll
  • Completing Starter Checklist (old P46) forms for new employees
  • Operating the Week1/Month1 tax code
  • Removing existing employees from the payroll
  • Generating P45s for leavers

RTI - Real Time Information

  • Payroll changes introduced by RTI
  • How to prepare for RTI

Who is this course for?

The course will benefit:

1. Individuals who want to improve their job prospects by adding Xero Payroll knowledge to their CV;

2. Business owners who want to take control of their payroll and bring in-house the payroll function thereby saving £100's in monthly accountancy fee;

3. Accountants and Bookkeepers who want to upskill and improve their job prospects by adding the Xero training to their CV;

4. Accountants and Bookkeepers who want to increase their revenue stream by offering Xero to their clients.

5* Google Review by Candice of our "Xero Payroll in a Day" training course.

"Fantastic Xero Payroll training program, spent the Saturday here doing the payroll module and was sceptical as to the course meeting all my requirements. I must say leaving at the end of the day, I am most impressed at the completeness of the theory covered, the preparation of the material provided and the additional assistance provided by tutor.
Would definitely recommend this course for individuals and businesses using or moving to #Xero (they offer sage too)."

How will you gain:

1. Benefit from expert tuition from our Xero Certified Chartered Accountants;

2. Be able to ask probing questions during the interactive training session;

3. Apply for jobs requiring Xero Payroll knowledge or if you are a bookkeeper or an accountant, be able to assist your clients and improve your revenue stream;

4. Save on expensive accountancy fees by processing salaries yourself on Xero at £1 per payslip;

4. Comprehensive course notes and a certificate to demonstrate your competence.


The course is for complete beginners and therefore there are no prerequisites.

Career path

"Master Xero Accounts in a Day" training course to complement the Xero Payroll knowledge.

Payroll administrator, HR assistant, Accounts assistant.

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