Diploma in Bookkeeping & Payroll at IBAT

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The Diploma in Bookkeeping & Payroll at IBAT will provide you with the ability to use a computer accounting programme, in order to track and record the financial transactions and records for the company. Part of the bookkeeping process also includes calculating, recording, and balancing financial reports, including payroll, in order to be able to communicate with regard to salaries, benefits, and employee’s pay.

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Bookkeepers and payroll staff are more than just number-crunchers; while numerical proficiency is obviously important – they face a wide variety of professional challenges and technical duties in addition to calculations – they need to be able to communicate with colleagues across the organisation, and externally.

Depending on their organisation size, bookkeepers/payroll administrators may have to deal with multiple tasks and duties at any given time, so an organised, logical approach to work will be essential. These staff work as part of a team, and therefore also need to be a flexible, creative-thinker in order to address unexpected problems and scenarios quickly and effectively.

Bookkeeping and payroll processes can sometimes be stressful in meeting staff requests and strict compliance requirements, therefore, the individual must be able to work under pressure, without compromising performance standards. Good timekeeping and an ability to meet strict deadlines is an essential part of these roles, as they will need to deliver projects/salaries, wages and payslips on time. In practice, this means being able to prioritise and delegate to ensure the task is completed to deadline.

This course will:

  • Teach you the basics of bookkeeping
  • Teach you skills consistent with the current principles and practices in the field
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Develop your confidence and accuracy within Bookkeeping roles
  • Give you the skills and knowledge to deal with multiple tasks at any given time

On-Campus vs Online Study

You can attend lectures Online or On Campus, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.


Online Study

  •  No geographic restrictions. Study wherever you are in the world
  •  Lower fees and reduced costs on accommodation, transport etc
  •  Flexible schedule and self-paced learning
  •  Ideal for working professionals
  •  Opportunity to interact with learners across the globe
  •  Live sessions with mentors to address any student questions or queries
  •  Access to all recorded sessions

IBAT College Dublin is Ireland’s leading industry-focused third level institution. It provides a rich blend of high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education with a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including:

  • business, digital marketing, computing and ICT, sports management, tourism and English language.

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