ACC508 Informatics and Financial Applications Assignment

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ACC508Informatics and FinancialApplicationsTask 2Semester 2, 2016
Assessment and Submission DetailsMarks: 30 % of the Total Assessment for the CourseDue Date: Friday 21stof October, Week 12The assignmentMUSTbe submitted online using Blackboard and on timeThe submission link will be open at least a week before the due date. Please follow thesubmission instructions in Blackboard.DO NOT SUBMIT THE ASSIGNMENT TO THECOURSE CO-ORDINATOR OR TUTOR.The assignment will be marked out of a total of 100 marks and forms 30 % of the totalassessment for the course. Once marked,ALLassignments will be checked forplagiarism and/or collusion between individuals.Refer to your Course Outline or the Course Web site for a copy of the “StudentMisconduct, Plagiarism and Collusion” guidelines.Note: Each student MUST make a second copy of the assignment and this copy MUSTbe produced within 24 hours of it being requested by the Course Co-ordinator. Failureto produce the second copy of the assignment when requested may result in loss ofmarks or a fail grade for the assignment.Assignment submission extensions will only be made using the official Faculty of Arts &Business Guidelines.Requests for an extension to an assignment extensionMUSTbe made prior to the date ofsubmission and requests made on the day of submission or after the submission date willonly be considered in exceptional circumstances. Please note you are expected to manageyour work load so other assignments being due is not sufficient reason to be granted anextension.Page2of6
BackgroundThe assignment of a payroll calculator demonstrates Excels ability to automate and presentfinancial calculation information clearly. The ability to build and professionally present aworkbook is an important skill. Please note: that where the assignment states that you mustuse an expression, we mean a function.Please Note:In Australia, permanent employees get given 20 days holiday pay (they get paid at theirnormal rate while on holiday) and ten days sick pay (they get paid at their normal rate whilesick) in each year that they are employed. This means that they get paid even though they areaway from work. Superannuation is calculated as a percentage the Gross pay and taxed at15%. Overtime is calculated at time and a half.The task 2 starting workbook consists of two worksheets, named Employee Information andPayroll Calculator.Task 1Format the two worksheets to create professional looking tables for each of these twoworksheets. This formatting should be done using an appropriate table format selected fromthe home ribbon in Excel. At this stage none of the data in the two worksheets should bemodified. This will also require that you modify row height and column width.Those columns missing headings, give the columns appropriate headings.Task 2After completing task 1, a sequence of tasks needs to be completed on the Employeeinformation worksheet. These tasks are listed below:1.Separate the State & Postcode data into two columns. This must be done using the varioustext functions available in Excel. It will require that you insert two additional columns intothis worksheet. One column should be labelled “Postcode” and the other column should belabelled “State”. In addition, all excess spaces should be removed from the text and all“State” text should be full upper case. This must be done using functions from Excel.2.All columns should be formatted to use the correct data type for their contents.3.Using conditional formatting, identify any cells with missing mobile phone numbers andchange their background colour to light red.4.Format the data in both “First Name” and “Last Name” and so that it begins with a capitalletter. This must be done by using the appropriate Excel function.5.Sort the data alphabetically on “Last Name”Task 31.Add ta new worksheet to your Excel workbook, called "Payroll summary". This should bethe first worksheet in your workbook.2.On the “Payroll summary” worksheet add twonamedcells one called “Medicare_Levy” witha value of 1.5% and the other cell called “Overtime_Rate” with a value of 1.5. These cellsshould be appropriately labelled in your worksheet.3.Add anothernamedcell to the “Payroll summary” work sheet called “Period_ending” andgive it todays date using an Excel Function.Page3of6
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