Estimated Book Costs: $1,500
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
- Alberta high school diploma / non-Alberta equivalent / GED – English proficiency – CLB 6, IELTS (academic module) 5 – Keyboarding (15 wpm, no errors) – Clear security clearance – Ability to carry out the workload – Interview with Program Coordinator
Alberta Mature Admission:
- The student must be 18 years of age; must complete an academic achievement test ie. Wonderlic with a score of 20 at minimum.
- All students must complete a successful interview with the College Program Chair or Administrative Manager.
- If ESL, the student must meet CLB level 6.0 or IELTS equivalent.
- Candidates must produce evidence of English ability or complete the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) with a minimum of 60 % in each of the verbal and quantitative skills.
- International students must supply transcripts that are equivalent to the standard admission requirements or complete the WBST.
B.C. Mature Admission
- The student has graduated from grade 12 or equivalent (B.C. high school diploma, B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development) or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction.
- The student is 19 years of age or older before the start of classes and has demonstrated evidence at the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable successful completion of the program.