Program Goals and Outcomes

Online Payroll Program Goals and Outcomes

Penn Foster's online Payroll Clerk Career Diploma can help students prepare for an entry-level career as a payroll clerk in a variety of settings. Graduates will also have the opportunity to become certified through the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers, which can help them stand out when applying for jobs in the field.

Payroll Clerk

Career Diploma

2 months

As low as $59/mo

1-800-471-3232 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Program Goal

To prepare graduates for an entry-level career as a payroll clerk.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Properly classify workers, differentiating employees and private contractors based on the common law rule
  • Track employee time and differentiate between types of employee compensation
  • Identify, track, and account for all required employee deductions associated with benefits and all required wage taxes
  • Explain how payroll interacts with the accounting system and the associated record keeping, controls, and measurements
  • Explain the payroll outsourcing process and the pros and cons of outsourcing payroll

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