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
  • calgary
  • edmonton
  • online

Program Highlights

Robertson College's Accounting and Payroll Administrator program in Edmonton 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 (Canadian 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 Edmonton 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$39,640 - $64,241wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration44 Weeks


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
  • Receptionist
  • Tax Clerk

Let’s Get Started

or call (780) 705-6633