Accounting and Payroll Administration

Program Length: 38 weeks.
This program is offered at our Toronto and Scarborough Campuses


The objective of our program is to equip successful graduates with the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in the modern computerized accounting and finance environment and also to hone and fine-tune their general skills for the work place. Typically, graduates find employment in small to medium sized enterprises and corporate finance departments. The public sector and non-profit sector also provide many opportunities for the accounting assistant and payroll administrator.

This diploma program aims to provide students all of the major accounting skill including the following: keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems; calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls and for utility, tax and other bills; complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers’ compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents; prepare tax returns and perform other personal bookkeeping services; prepare T4 statements and other statements; compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts; prepare and balance period-end reports and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements; prepare and process payroll data into payroll system to accurately generate payrolls.


  1. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  2. Principles of Accounting
  3. Advanced Accounting
  4. Accounting Software Sage 50
  5. Accounting Software QuickBooks
  6. Accounting Software Sage 300
  7. Payroll Administration
  8. Personal, Business and Corporate Income Tax
  9. Accounting Practice Sets
  10. Business Communications
  11. Job Search

    Career Opportunities

    Students will be prepared for employment positions such as bookkeeper, bookkeeper assistant, accounting clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, payroll clerk, auditing clerk, data entry clerk, customer service representative, assistant office manager, and general office clerk.

    Admission Requirements

    • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
    • If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 15 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test