Duration

2 Years

1100 Hours

Delivery

Instructor-Led

Self-Paced

Cost

Domestic: $19,500

International: $30,000

Estimated Book Costs: $1,500

Program Description

Office Procedures, Bookkeeping, Sage and QuickBooks Computerized Accounting, Corporate and Financial Accounting, and Payroll Administration

The Accounting and Payroll program gives students a basic understanding of office procedures, bookkeeping, Sage and QuickBooks computerized accounting, corporate and financial accounting, and payroll administration.

Through the program student will:  

  • 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.
  • 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 to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Job Opportunities Include

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


Standard Admissions: 

  • High School Diploma Alberta / Non-Alberta Equivalent / GED 
  • Interview with Program Coordinator 

Mature Admissions: 

  • Minimum age of 18 for mature students. 
  • One year out of school. 
  • Completion of Peerless College’s standard entrance exam (English and Mathematics) with an average of 60%. 

    International Student Admissions: 
  • Verification of transcripts of the high school diploma outside of Canada for eligibility. 
  • Eligibility criteria for English Language proficiency: CLB (with a score of 6) and IELTS (with a score of 5.5)

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