You work for a local construction firm, “DeVry Engineering Group” and
your supervisor wants to test your knowledge and skills with Microsoft
Excel and has instructed you to develop a spreadsheet to calculate
weekly payroll for “15” employees with the following assumptions:
Note: This is a one part question.
• Each employee could have a standard hourly rate between $10.00 and $30.00 per hour.
• Each employee qualifies to earn overtime at a rate of 1.5 of his or her hourly rate for every hour greater than 40 hours.
• Each employee will have a standard 7.65% deduction for social security
• Each employee will have a standard 14.00% deduction for Federal Taxes
• Each employee will have a standard 5.33% deduction for State Taxes
Explain how you will structure and format your worksheet, including
titles, column headings, and formulas to calculate payroll variables for
each employee to determine “Net Pay” including and not limited to Total
Hours, Gross Pay, Social Security Tax, Federal Withholding Tax, and
Sate Withholding Tax. In addition, determine how you would extract
overtime hours from a calculated value of “Total Hours” using a
In addition, your supervisor will need this weekly payroll report on a
weekly basis and instructed you to keep the payroll history of all
weeks within “1” workbook but has allowed you to decide if you would
rather keep the payroll running on one worksheet or by assigning a new
worksheet for each week. Using your knowledge learned in this class,
descriptively explain whether you would keep all weekly payrolls in one
worksheet or assigned to new worksheets by week. Defend the approach you
take based on what you have learned in this course.