Accounting & Payroll Administrator Program

Accounting & Payroll Administrators work as Accounting Clerks, Accounts Payable Clerks, Bookkeeping Clerks and Tax Clerks in Finance and Accounting departments for companies of all sizes in a variety of industries.  Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in the private sector, public sector and non-profit organizations.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • calgary
  • edmonton
  • online

Program Highlights

Robertson College's Accounting and Payroll Administrator program is designed to give you a basic understanding of office procedures, bookkeeping, Sage and Quickbooks computerized accounting, corporate and financial accounting, and payroll administration.

  • Be introduced to facets of corporate accounting, including corporate financial statements preparation and analysis, cash flow analysis and reporting, capital assets and liabilities
  • Develop an understanding of basic financial accounting principles and practices according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Learn bookkeeping basics and how to perform day-to-day financial transactions, including general journal entries, accounts payable and receivables and the operation of petty cash
  • Learn payroll-related legislation and payroll fundamentals (Candian Payroll Association curriculum)
  • Transition the concepts of manual bookkeeping to a computerized accounting environment (Sage and Quickbooks will be covered)
  • Gain basic knowledge of office procedures and develop professional business skills necessary to communicate in a dynamic workplace
  • Learn proper typing techniques and improve your keyboarding accuracy
  • Learn to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

The Accounting & Payroll Administrator program at Robertson College Calgary is recognized by the Canadian Payroll Association.

The Canadian Payroll Association


Accounting & Payroll Program Practicum

Valuable workplace experience is gained during the compulsory 4-week full-time practicum where you will work alongside industry professionals.

what you could be earning in less than one year$40,904 - $61,570wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration44 Weeks
  • Meet the academic requirements for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification with The Canadian Payroll Association
  • Benefit from hands-on learning in a small-class environment
  • Learn from industry instructors who bring real-life experience and insight into the classroom
  • Multiple intakes throughout the year
  • Lifetime career services to help you conduct a thorough job search and connect with employers in the Robertson College Employer Network
  • Financial assistance is available to those who qualify

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in businesses of all sizes, across a variety of sectors.

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payables / Receivables Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Tax Clerk

Upcoming Event

Robertson College Calgary | 2018 Fall Graduation Ceremony

Commemorate your achievements and join us in the celebration of your graduation! The 2018 Robertson College Calgary Graduation Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Jack Singer Concert hall.

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