ACCT 229 - Payroll Accounting (3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): or Corequisite: ACCT 101 Financial Accounting .
This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions. Emphasis is placed on understanding and interpreting the laws as well as computing wages, calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries. Additionally, the course will prepare the students to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam offered through the American Payroll Association (APA).
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