Level 1 – 5

Pastel Payroll Level 1 (Basic) Training

A Fundamental course for every pastel payroll user!!

  • How to create your payroll company and ensuring that it is set up correctly the first time round
  • How to create and link cost centers, pay points and job codes
  • How to create employees
  • Setting up and adjusting leave
  • How to capture leave taken
  • How to set up a payslip for an employee and ensuring that all the statutory transactions are entered
  • Capturing overtime and other additional payment information
  • Understanding and changing transactions to suit specific processing requirements
  • Setting up and processing Electronic Bank Transfers (EFT’s)
  • How to print payslips
  • Which reports to print at month end
  • How to amend a payslip in the event that a mistake was made
  • Making backups for your payroll information
  • Updating into a new pay period and closing off a month successfully

Pastel Payroll Level 2 (advanced) Training

Ensure that you utilise Pastel Payroll to its fullest potential with the advanced payroll traing course

  • Easily import and export information
  • Protect your payroll information by setting up user access rights and passwords
  • Create new transaction templates and formulae for powerful and complex incentive or allowance calculations
  • How to set up new rates for specialised shift allowances and specific overtime requirements
  • Utilising the Batch Transactions facility for multiple transaction input on a single screen i.e. commissions and overtime
  • Setting up new payslips languages
  • Printing reports for previous periods
  • Learn how to use Powerful Global Updates module

Pastel Payroll Tax training course (Level 3)

Are you taxing your employees correctly? The A to Z of the SARS income tax brackets and formulae.

  • Legislative requirements made simple and explained in detail.
  • Fringe Benefits and Tax Calculations made simple.
  • Understand the Factors that influence the Tax Calculation
  • Correctly applying Directives
  • How to tax temporary or part-time employees
  • Calculating tax correctly the simple way
  • Correctly calculating tax on an Annual Bonus or Irregular Payment
  • How to accommodate and calculate travel allowances
  • Performing the SITE and PAYE Split

Pastel payroll administrations Training course (Level 4)

Everything you need to know about effectively running a BCEA compliant payroll office.

  • The A to Z on effectively running the payroll office
  • The monthly payroll cycle
  • All you need to know about the ACTS that govern payroll
  • Company Policy and the responsibility of the Payroll Administrator
  • Processing terminations correctly
  • Reconciling Earnings and Deductions
  • Producing reports to assist in reconciling tax and performing your own Payroll Audit
  • Step by step procedures on completing statutory forms and UIF submissions

Pastel Payroll problem solving workshop (Level 5)

Simple steps on how to become a payroll “do it yourself” expert

This comprehensive and practical workshop will provide you with extensive problem solving techniques in respect of:

  • Payroll Tax
  • Identifying tax discrepancies
  • Evaluating Payroll Tax Parameters
  • Payroll Tax Tips for the “do it yourself” expert
  • Leave
  • How to make leave adjustments
  • Loading Year-to-Date leave information
  • Formulae
  • How to make changes to incorrectly define formulae
  • Payroll reporting
  • How to utilise Payroll reports for problem solving purposes
  • Using the new monthly Analysis Report for Payroll Auditing purposes


Payroll Certified Administrator

We are very pleased to announce that the Pastel Payroll Administrator Certification is recognised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).  This means that you if you have successfully completed and passed your PCA, you will be allowed to use CSPAIcb(SA) designation once you have registered with the ICB.