Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. 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.
Anyone planning to enter the payroll field must have good computer skills and be familiar with automated payroll systems. This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide supervision in the payroll department. The student will become familiar with basic payroll practices and procedures, as well as the more complex aspects of payroll. This prepares the student to apply to the National Payroll Institute (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) for both Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification. In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures, management fundamentals, and performing a job search.
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Payroll accountants are employed by banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, and other establishments throughout the private and public sectors. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:
- Payroll Supervisor
- Accounting Supervisor
- Bookkeeping Supervisor
Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM).
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Help Desk and Call Centre Skills
Telephone Communication Skills
Sage 50 Premium Accounting, QuickBooks Premier, Payroll Compliance Legislation, and Payroll Fundamentals 1 and 2
Business Math, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Business Supervisory Skills, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, and Customer Service
Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computers for End Users, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Thought Patterns for a Successful Career, Employment Success Strategies and Job Search and Résumé Writing
Thought Patterns for a Successful Career and Job Search & Resume Writing
- Office Skills
- Word processing
- Database Management
C$39,675 – C$67,027 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
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