Accounting and Payroll Specialist
Get the skills and knowledge for this professional and always in demand career in only 37 weeks plus internship.
About The Program
The Accounting & Payroll Specialist diploma program focuses on financial accounting, payroll, the implementation and operation of computerized accounting systems, and business application software.
Graduates of this program will secure an associate membership in the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), as well as, be eligible to pursue the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification from the CPA.
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.
If you’re looking to pursue an administrative role in a professional business environment, then start on the path to a career in accounting and payroll which places you in demand in both small and large companies.
In this program you’ll learn to apply payroll legislation, calculate pay and use administrative software to ensure that employees are working their designated hours, and that cheques are being administered accurately. Accounting concepts and procedures, such as cash flow, assets and liabilities, financial management, banking procedures, analyzing business transactions, and how to properly set up and work with different ledgers form part of this thorough program. Plus, you’ll get hands-on training on how to set up banking and tax service modules in Sage 300.
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
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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Thank you triOS College for giving me the education and tools I needed to get my dream career. I had a full-time job 5 days out of school, and it feels amazing to be one of the lucky ones to have my dream job. Thank you triOS!