ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Anyone planning to enter the accounting or payroll fields must have good computer skills and be familiar with computerized accounting and automated payroll systems. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.

DURATION: 36 weeks

THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative responsibilities in the payroll department. The student will write the Canadian Payroll Association’s (CPA) Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) exams, a requirement for the PCP certification. In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain basic skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures, performing a job search, and being successful in today’s workplace environment.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and can follow instructions. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.

An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.

Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Careers in computerized accounting are in continuous high demand. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons in a variety of accounting related positions, including the role of accounting bookkeeper, across the public and private sectors. Payroll administrators are employed by payroll administration companies and by other establishments throughout the private and public sectors. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Pay and Benefits Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer

PROGRAM NOTES

Anticipated salary:C$35,588 – C$59,922(Information from PayScale Canada)
Program Category: Accounting
Program Syllabus: Click to Download

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