Accounting and Payroll Specialist
Help maintain records and handle finances for big and small businesses.
About The Program
The Accounting & Payroll Specialist program will secure graduates with an associate membership in the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). Successful graduates of this program will be eligible to pursue the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification from the Canadian Payroll Association.
As an Accounting & Payroll Specialist graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Payroll Specialist, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, and Accounting Assistant.
Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads
- BKC Accounting & Tax Preparation
- First Ontario Credit Union
- Trillium Bookkeeping Services
- Royal Bank of Canada
- ACI Tax Services
- London Tax & Accounting
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 1432 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated on Nov. 1st, 2019.
Are you interested in overseeing processes related to employee payroll and hours worked? If you’re looking to pursue an administrative role in a professional business environment, then the Accounting & Payroll Specialist program is the right fit for you.
As an Accounting & Payroll Specialist, you will be responsible for using administrative software to ensure that employees, in any given company, are working their designated hours, their cheques are being cut correctly, and that they’re being paid in a timely manner.
As a successful graduate of the program, you will understand the concepts and procedures related to accounting, finance, and business communication. You will be well-versed in advanced concepts pertaining to assets and liabilities, long-term assets, cash flow, analysis, accounting for bad debt, financial management, planning and budgeting. You will also get hands-on training on how to set up banking and tax service modules in Sage300.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- 8-week internship to gain hands on experience.
- Training on the latest software applications required by employers.
- Career service assistance.
- Free software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows.
Graduates who successfully pass the Canadian Payroll Association-designated courses – Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals I, and Payroll Fundamentals II (65% passing grade in each course as well as the final exams) – will be eligible to pursue the CPA’S Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification, nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training. You must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the Payroll Compliance Practitioners certification:
- Obtain the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit;
- Maintain CPA membership either through an individual membership (a 1-year individual Associate Membership is included in this triOS program), or through a company that had a business membership.
Introduction to Accounting (using Sage 50)
Intermediate Accounting (using QuickBooks)
Introduction to Finance
Payroll Fundamentals 1
Payroll Fundamentals 2
Payroll Compliance Legislation
High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
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