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Our Programs

Select an Accounting program below to learn more!

Computerized Accounting and Office

Computerized Accounting and Office

34 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included
Enhances skills needed to work in an accounting office environment.

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

17 Week Certificate, 4 Week Practicum (Optional)
Covers fundamental accounting principles in business.

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

12 Week Certificate
Hands-on training in various key administrative areas of a business.

The Canadian Payroll Association

Brighton College has partnered with CPA (The Canadian Payroll Association) to deliver the PCP certification (Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification) courses from the Canadian Payroll Association.  The structure of the certification consists of three courses.  Once the students pass these three exams and Introduction of Accounting course, with the credit transfer fee paid to the CPA, the student becomes eligible for CPA/PCP certification. The student must pay the membership fee when the student applies the certification. Effective January 1, 2015, individuals who wish to obtain the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification must have at least one (1) year of weighted payroll experience obtained within five (5) years before or five (5) years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation course. For more information regarding fees please visit www.payroll.ca .

The Industry

All types of organizations from corporations to non-profits need accountants to manage budgeting, auditing, financial processing, invoicing and payroll! The accounting industry is characterized as a field with ongoing demand world-wide, which is an excellent career choice for students who enjoy working with numbers, are detail-oriented, and enjoy working in a field with strong financial prospects. In 2008, the operating revenue of the Canadian accounting services industry totalled $12.5 billion, a 10.3% increase from 2007 (StatCan, 2010). Accounting clients include businesses, individuals, governments, not-for-profits, public institutions and foreign clients – the opportunities for accountants are endless!

Summary of our Accounting Program

As a Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Partner, Brighton College offers quality programs in accounting. Providing in-depth coverage of Canadian payroll and accounting principles, our accounting and payroll programs assist students in enhancing the skills and education required for working in Canadian financial offices. Learning the latest computerized accounting software (including Quickbooks and Sage 50, formerly Simply Accounting).