Accounting & Payroll Administration

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See yourself crunching numbers in an office or working with an Accountant to make sure the books balance and the team gets paid on time? If so, this program is the right choice for you.

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Ontario, British Columbia


Anderson College of Health, Business and Technology

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Program Duration

49 Weeks

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OSAP, Bank Solutions

As an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, you work under the general supervision of accountants within established procedures, regulatory requirements, and corporate policies. You are likely responsible for day-to-day operations including processing of accounts receivable, accounts payable, customer invoicing, and various accounts reconciliation. You may also manage government remittances including GST, QST, HST, WSIB, and source deductions. Other duties range from coordinating office administrative procedures and delegating work and deadlines, to preparing operating budgets. You calculate, prepare and distribute wages, calculate overtime and deductions, prepare and receive invoices, arrange payments, and prepare reports related to the business? accounting activities.
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The program is 49 week. Our Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma program provides you with an understanding of manual and computerized accounting payroll systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to business situations. Combining classroom theory with practical hands-on experience, the program will help you develop the confidence and experience needed for a successful career in accounting and payroll administration.
Graduates of this program will also benefit from receiving the CPA?s PCP certification.
The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certification in Canada: the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification.
We are pleased to advise you that these certification exam fees are already?included?in your tuition fees.
The CPA?s PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you become certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.
PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.
Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one-year work experience in payroll)
All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.
For more information, visit or e-mail the Certification department at
Beyond Anderson College?s industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use learning materials and real-world training ? what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.
Contact us to talk with one of our Admissions Experts. We?ll walk you through the details of what you?ll need and how to apply, the details of the program curriculum and the next steps to get you on your way to your first, or next, successful career.
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