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Excel Skills | Annual Leave Template
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This template enables users to control the annual leave entitlement of employees and to calculate a provision for the
annual leave liability. The template can be used to calculate annual leave balances for any 12 month period that is
specified by the user after which the template can easily be rolled forward for the next 12 month period. After recording the
opening balances and annual leave entitlement of all employees, the leave that is taken by each employee can simply be
recorded and the template automatically calculates the leave days due for each employee and the overall outstanding
leave liability.

The template includes the following sheets:


Leave - when an employee takes leave, the number of days that is taken should be recorded on this sheet.
Summary - the opening leave days, annual leave entitlement, date employed, date terminated and gross monthly salary
of each employee should be recorded on this sheet and the accrued leave, leave days taken, leave days paid, leave days
due and the leave provision for each employee are automatically calculated. The reporting periods that are included in the
template are determined by the start date that is entered in cell G2.
Monthly - this sheet includes a 12 month summary of the leave that is taken by each of the employees that are added to
the Summary sheet. Note that this report is populated based on the month selection on the Summary sheet. Only leave
days taken before the end of this month selection will therefore be included in this report.

Template Set-up

The first step in customizing the template for your business is to specify the template start date in cell G2 on the Summary
sheet. The date that is entered in this cell determines the 12 month period that is included in the template and the end
date that is calculated in cell G3 indicates the last day that will form part of this period.

Note: The first day of the appropriate financial year should always be specified as the template start date because the
calculation of the accrued leave days are based on the date that is specified in this cell. This means that even if you
initially intend to use the template for only a portion of a financial year, you still have to enter the first day of the appropriate
financial year as the start date. Also note that if you enter any start date other than the first day of the particular month, the
leave calculations will be based on the date that you enter - all the entries before this date will be ignored.

The next step in customizing the template is to specify the number of public holidays that is included in the 12 month
reporting period that is indicated by the start and end dates in cells G2 and G3. The number of holidays only forms part o
the calculation of the leave provision in column M and has no influence on the leave days calculations.

The work days calculation in cell I3 reflects the number of business days in the particular 12 month reporting period afte
deducting the number of holidays in cell I2. This calculation only forms part of the leave provision calculation in column M
and has no influence on the leave days calculations.

Note: The number of work days (or business days) excludes all the weekends that form part of the reporting period and is
calculated by using the NETWORKDAYS function. In Excel 2003, this function is only available if you've installed the
Analysis Toolpak. If this Excel add-in is not installed, the function calculation will result in an error and the number of work
days will then be set to an average value of 260.

After completing the two initial template set-up steps, all the appropriate employees should be included on the Summary
sheet. The following details are required for each employee:
Employee Code - a unique employee code should be entered for each employee in column A. We recommend that you
use the employee number as per your payroll system for this purpose. If your payroll system does not include unique
employee numbers, you can use any unique numbering system.
Employee Name - enter the name of the employee in column B.

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Department Code - enter a department or group code for each employee in column C. The code that is entered in this
column will enable you to use the Filter feature in order to filter employees by group or department and to calculate a leave
provision for each group or department.
Date Employed - enter the date on which the appropriate employee starts their employment. Leave will be accrued from
this date. No adjustment is made for a part of a month - the leave accrual will start in the first month of an employee's
employment. If you only want the accrual of leave to start in the subsequent month, simply enter the first day of the
subsequent month as the employment date.

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Date Terminated - if an employee is terminated, resigns or leaves the employment for any other reason, the date on
which the employee is terminated should be entered in this column. The accrual of leave will end on this date. No
provision is made for portions of months which means that leave will still be accrued for the month in which the termination
date falls. If you want the accrual of leave to end at the previous month, simply enter the last day of the previous month as
the termination date.
Monthly Salary - enter the gross monthly remuneration of each employee in column F. This amount forms part of the
leave provision calculation.
Leave Entitlement - enter the annual leave entitlement of each employee in column G. This is the number of days o
annual leave that each employee is entitled to for the particular financial year.
Opening Leave Days - enter the number of leave days that each employee has accrued as at the first day that is included
in the template calculations. If the template is used for a full financial year, the opening leave days that are specified
should equal the leave days due at the end of the previous financial year. If the template is used for only a portion of the
financial year, the opening leave days as at the first day that is included in the template calculations should be entered in
this column.

Note: Columns I to M contain formulas that calculate the leave accrued, leave days taken, leave days paid, leave days
due and the leave provision for each employee. The formulas in these columns should be copied for all new employees
that are added to the Summary sheet.

Leave Accrued - the number of leave days that is accrued by each employee from the template start date (or employmen
date if after the start date) to the end of the period that is selected from the list box in cell M2 (or the termination date i
earlier) is calculated in this column. This calculation is based on the employee's leave entitlement that is specified in
column E and the number of monthly periods that is included in the date range from the template start date to the period
that is selected in cell M2. The number of elapsed monthly payment periods is also reflected in cell M3.
Leave Days Taken - the number of leave days that have been taken by each employee is calculated based on the leave
days that are entered on the Leave sheet. This calculation only includes the leave days taken between the template star
date and the end of the period that is selected from the list box in cell M2.

Leave Days Paid - the number of leave days that have been paid to each employee is calculated based on the leave
days that are entered on the Leave sheet and where the payment indicator includes a "P". This calculation only includes
the leave days paid between the template start date and the end of the period that is selected from the list box in cell M2.
Leave Days Due - the leave days that are due to each employee is calculated in column L. The balance as at the end o
the period that is selected from the list box in column M is reflected in this column and is calculated by adding the leave
accrued to the opening leave days and deducting the leave days taken from this calculation.

Leave Provision - the leave provision for each employee is calculated in this column. This amount is calculated by
applying a daily remuneration rate to the leave days due in column L. The daily remuneration rate is calculated by
multiplying the gross salary of the employee in column D by 12 (to calculate an annual salary equivalent) and dividing the
calculation result by the number of work days in cell I3. The leave provision amount that is calculated represents the
amount that should be paid to the employee upon resignation or dismissal (if the leave cannot be taken before the
resignation or dismissal date).

Note: If the calculation of the leave days due in column L results in a negative value, the value is highlighted in orange and
the leave provision amount in column M is nil. The highlighting indicates that the employee has taken more leave than
entitled to (up to the end of the particular reporting period) - the leave of these employees should therefore be closely
monitored bearing in mind that some employees may take most of their annual leave entitlement early on in a financia
year and the accrual of leave in subsequent periods may reinstate a positive leave days due balance. Negative leave days
due balances result in a nil provision amount because it is assumed that excessive leave that has been taken is no
deducted from an employee's salary.

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The total leave provision that is calculated for the employees that are included on the Summary sheet is reflected in cel
M4. If a filter is applied to the Summary sheet by using the Filter feature, the total provision amount that is calculated wil
only include the filtered records.

Note: All employee records that are added to the Summary sheet should be included in a continuous cell range otherwise
all employees may not be included in the template calculations. Blank rows should therefore not be inserted between rows
that contain data.

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As we mentioned before, the template start date that is specified in cell G2 should always be the first day of the
appropriate financial year but this does not mean that the template cannot be used for only a portion of a financial year
The reason why it is important that the template start date is the first day of the financial year is to ensure that the accrued
leave in column I is calculated correctly. If you want to use the template for a portion of the financial year, you only need to
ensure that the correct opening leave days are entered in column H.

Example: If the first day of a financial year is 1 March and we only want to use the template from July to February, the
template start date should be the 1st of March but the opening leave days for each employee as at 30 June should be
entered in column H on the Summary sheet. The accrued leave in column I will be calculated correctly and if all the leave
that is taken by employees from the 1st of July are entered on the Leave sheet, the leave days due and leave provision
calculations will also be accurate.

Recording Leave Taken

When an employee takes leave, the number of days leave that is taken should be entered on the Leave sheet. The
following columns are included on this sheet:

Date of Leave - enter the date on which the employee's leave commences. All dates should be entered in accordance
with the regional date settings that are specified in the System Control Panel.
Form Number - enter the leave form number. If leave forms are not being used, enter a transaction number instead. We
strongly recommend using leave forms that are numbered sequentially in order to be able to ensure the completeness o
leave input. For leave payments, the payment reference number can be used in this column.
Employee Code - select the appropriate employee code from the list box in column C. All employee codes that have been
included on the Summary sheet are included in the list box. For new employees, you will have to add the appropriate
employee code to the Summary sheet before it will be available for selection from this list box.
Number of Days - enter the number of days leave that is taken by the employee.
Payment Indicator - enter a "P" in this column if the leave that is entered has been paid instead of taken. The "P" in this
column distinguishes payments from leave that has been taken.

Employee Name - this column contains a formula that displays the employee name that is associated with the employee
code that has been selected in column C. The formula should be copied for all new rows that are entered on this sheet
The employee name can be used to check whether the correct employee code has been selected in column C.

Note: All the data that is added to the Leave sheet should be included in a continuous cell range otherwise all the leave
that is taken may not be included in the template calculations. Blank rows should therefore not be inserted between rows
that contain data.

The leave data that is entered on the Leave sheet is used to update the calculations in the Leave Taken column on the
Summary sheet and the monthly analysis of leave by employee on the Monthly sheet.

Annual Leave Reporting

The leave days due to each employee and the overall leave provision are both calculated on the Summary sheet. These
calculations are based on the period that is selected from the list box in cell M2. This list box contains 12 monthly periods
which are determined based on the template start date that is specified in cell G2. The calculations on the Summary shee
are automatically updated when a new period is selected from the list box.

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Note: All the calculations on the Summary sheet are automatically updated when a new period is selected from the list box
in cell M2. Users are therefore able to display the annual leave calculations for a previous period by simply selecting the
appropriate period from this list box.

The Monthly sheet includes a monthly analysis of the leave that is taken by each employee as well as the opening and
closing annual leave balances. All calculations are displayed in days. The periods that are included on this sheet are
determined by the template start date that is specified in cell G2 on the Summary sheet.

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Note: The Monthly sheet requires no user input. All the calculations on this sheet are automated but only the first 30
employees are included on this sheet by default. The number of employees that are included on this sheet can be
extended by simply copying the formulas in the last row that contains data to the appropriate number of additional rows.

Note: The report on the Monthly sheet is based on the date that is selected on the Summary sheet and will only include
leave days taken and paid on or before this date. If you want to view the report for a different period, simply select a new
date from the list box in cell M2 on the Summary sheet.

Template Roll Forward

This template includes a 12 month reporting period that is determined by the template start date. When you come to the
end of the initial 12 month period, you will have to roll the template forward for the next 12 month period. The following
steps should be completed in order to roll the template forward:

Make sure that you complete all the input of leave taken & paid before rolling the template forward for the next 12 month
period otherwise the necessary input would need to be repeated in the new version of the template.
Save the template under a different file name in order to create a copy of the current version of the template.
Copy all the leave days due calculations in column L on the Summary sheet and paste the calculations as values in
column H on the Summary sheet. The closing leave balances of the previous period are thereby included as the opening
balances of the new 12 month period.
Enter a new template start date in cell G2 on the Summary sheet. The 12 month reporting period that is included in the
template will be amended automatically.
Update the salary amounts and the leave entitlement values in columns F and G on the Summary sheet.
The leave data that has been captured on the Leave sheet can be retained and will not affect the calculations for the
new financial period. If you prefer to delete the entries that relate to the previous 12 month period, you can do so but make
sure that you retain the formula in the first row in column F.

Template Settings

The functionality that has been included in this template uses data validation, conditional formatting and named cel
ranges in order to validate all user input and to produce the reports that form part of this template. Most of the formulas
that are used in this template are based on named cell ranges that include the first 1,000 rows on the Leave and Summary
sheets. When the number of entries that you've recorded on the Leave or Summary sheets reaches this limit, you wil
therefore have to extend the default number of rows in order to include all your entries in the template calculations.

The named cell ranges can be extended by accessing the main Insert menu, selecting Name, and selecting Define in
order to open the Define Name dialog box. The calculations that include the entries on the Leave and Summary sheets
are all based on the "Records" named range. This named cell range includes a default value of 1,000 - you can therefore
extend the number of entries that are included in the template calculations by simply entering a new value for this named
range and clicking the OK button.

The data validation and conditional formatting features that are used to validate user input on the Leave and Summary
sheets have been implemented in the first 1,000 rows on these sheets. Before you reach this limit, you can simply copy
one of the blank rows before row 1,000 and paste the cells in this row into the required number of rows. This action wil
copy all the data validation and conditional formatting features into the target cell range.

Help & Customization

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If you experience any difficulty while using this template and you are not able to find the appropriate guidance in these
instructions, please e-mail us at support@excel-skills.com for assistance. This template has been designed with flexibility
in mind to ensure that it can be used in most business environments. If however you need an Excel based template that is
customized specifically for your business requirements, please e-mail our Support function and provide a brief explanation
of your requirements.

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Annual Leave
Leave Records
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Date of Form Employee Number of Payment
Leave Number Code Days Indicator Employee Name
3/22/2017 1 1000 3.00 A Taylor
4/15/2017 2 1020 3.00 M Smith
4/26/2017 3 1000 3.00 A Taylor
5/3/2017 4 1025 4.00 C Jones
6/20/2017 5 1000 9.00 A Taylor
6/30/2017 Payment 1020 14.00 P M Smith
7/20/2017 6 1035 2.00 T Cook
8/18/2017 7 1050 10.00 W Clark
9/30/2017 Payment 1035 6.75 P T Cook
12/16/2017 8 1025 9.00 C Jones
12/16/2017 9 1050 5.00 W Clark
2/10/2018 10 1000 3.00 A Taylor

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Annual Leave
Summary Start Date 3/1/2017 Holidays 10.00 Period Feb-2018
www.excel-skills.com End Date 2/28/2018 Work Days 251.00 Month Number 12
Total Provision 12,851.00
Employee Department Date Date Monthly Leave Opening Leave Leave Days Leave Days Leave Days Leave
Code Employee Name Code Employed Terminated Salary Entitlement Leave Days Accrued Taken Paid Due Provision
1000 A Taylor 1 8/1/2014 36,000.00 20.00 5.00 20.00 (18.00) - 7.00 12,047.81
1020 M Smith 1 5/31/2016 6/30/2017 17,500.00 15.00 12.00 5.00 (3.00) (14.00) - -
1025 C Jones 2 1/1/2017 8,400.00 15.00 - 15.00 (13.00) - 2.00 803.19
1035 T Cook 2 3/1/2017 9/30/2017 26,000.00 15.00 - 8.75 (2.00) (6.75) - -
1050 W Clark 2 8/1/2017 41,000.00 25.00 - 14.58 (15.00) - (0.42) -

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Annual Leave
Monthly Leave Summary as at 28 February 2018
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Employee Opening Leave Closing
Code Employee Name Days Accrued Mar-2017 Apr-2017 May-2017 Jun-2017 Jul-2017 Aug-2017 Sep-2017 Oct-2017 Nov-2017 Dec-2017 Jan-2018 Feb-2018 Days
1000 A Taylor 5.00 20.00 (3.00) (3.00) - (9.00) - - - - - - - (3.00) 7.00
1020 M Smith 12.00 5.00 - (3.00) - (14.00) - - - - - - - - -
1025 C Jones - 15.00 - - (4.00) - - - - - - (9.00) - - 2.00
1035 T Cook - 8.75 - - - - (2.00) - (6.75) - - - - - -
1050 W Clark - 14.58 - - - - - (10.00) - - - (5.00) - - (0.42)

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