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 (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 Online Accounting & Payroll Administrator program at Robertson College is recognized by The Canadian Payroll Association.

The Canadian Payroll Association


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$27,268 - $41,600wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration44 weeks
  • Complete the diploma program 100% online with course materials accessible 24/7
  • Stay on track with weekly assignments and activities
  • Instructor feedback, discussion boards, practical assignments and case studies provide an interactive learning experience
  • Meet the academic requirements for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification with The Canadian Payroll Association
  • Lifetime career services and job search assistance are available to you wherever you are located in Canada
  • Financial assistance available to students who qualify

Career Opportunities

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

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

Let’s Get Started

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