Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma

Trillium College’s Accounting and Payroll Administration (APA) diploma program gives you knowledge of accounting principles and bookkeeping practices specific to the Canadian marketplace. You will receive hands-on training in manual and computerised accounting systems and industry bookkeeping software.

Trillium College’s APA program prepares graduates to qualify as a nationally recognised Payroll Compliance Practitioner* (PCP) with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). Students who finish the academic requirements, but have not yet obtained the work experience requirement are referred to as “PCP Candidates”. PCP Candidates are skilled yet still need practical hands-on experience. Employers value PCP Candidates for many entry-level positions. A PCP candidate information card can be obtained from the CPA website and used to assist with your job search.

* This designation is obtained as per guidelines prescribed by the CPA.

Areas of Focus

This program covers information in the following subject areas:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Payroll Fundamentals and Compliance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Industry Standard Computer Software
  • Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Communication Skills

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you may find employment in a range of accounting and bookkeeping positions. Our program prepares you to qualify as a (CPA) member. A CPA membership opens up job opportunities at banks and other financial institutions; the government; small businesses; and at tax preparation, public accounting, and financial planning firms.

Salary

According to jobbank.gc.ca, you can earn a median salary of $20/hr as a Payroll Clerk (NOC 1431/1432).

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status (18 years of age)

Additional Information

Career Options

  • Accounting clerk
  • Administrative assistant
  • Banking clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget planner
  • Office manager
  • Payroll administrator

Job Options

  • Accounting firms
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Colleges and universities
  • Consulting and service businesses
  • Financial planning firms
  • Government programs
  • Insurance Industry
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Municipal and provincial governments
  • Retail businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Tax preparation companies

Program Availability

Campuses
Oshawa
St. Catharines
Oshawa Starts
January 2017
April 2017
June 2017
October 2017
St. Catharines Starts
January 2017
March 2017
April 2017
June 2017
October 2017
Kingston Starts
N/A

Subject to change.
Contact a Career Coach for details.