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Accounting and Payroll Administrator Certificate


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The Accounting and Payroll Administrator program provides students with basic accounting skills in all phases of the accounting cycle. With these skills, students will be qualified for junior positions in most organizations.

Brighton College has partnered with The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), to deliver the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (PCP) certification courses. The process consists of three courses from the Association and Introduction to Accounting from the College. Once the student passes the three CPA exams and pays the transfer fee for the Introduction to Accounting mark, they will be considered a PCP Candidate.

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 prior or five (5) years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation course. The student must pay the membership fee when the student applies for certification. For more information regarding fees please visit www.payroll.ca. Students who do not wish to obtain the Payroll Compliance Certification may enroll in the Brighton College payroll courses. Students will be evaluated with Brighton College payroll assignments and exams.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass College mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

The Accounting Program is Accredited by:

CPA

Students are eligible to apply for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification once they have successfully completed the following:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Payroll Compliance Legislation
  • Payroll Fundamentals I
  • Payroll Fundamentals II
  • Have at least 1 year of weighted payroll work experience (obtained either in the 5 years prior to, or within 5 years after, completing the Payroll Fundamentals II course)
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Accounting Clerk/Payroll Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bank Teller

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BAF140, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Introduction to Accounting
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculating, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills
BAF150, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in Introduction to Accounting. This course provides students’ introductory knowledge about the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, and statements. It also shows how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculating, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills
CPA050, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Payroll Compliance Legislation
Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation, the student will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements. The student will be able to:

  • Describe payroll's objectives and stakeholders.
  • Identify an employer/employee relationship.
  • Apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including:
    • The Canada Pension Plan
    • The Employment Insurance Act
    • The Income Tax Act
    • Employment Standards legislation
    • Worker's Compensation Acts
    • Quebec-specific legislation
  • Communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Legislative Knowledge, Application, Communications, Analytical Skills
CPA100, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Payroll Fundamentals I
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate regular individual pay.
  • Calculate non-regular individual pay.
  • Calculate termination payments.
  • Complete a Record of Employment (ROE).
  • Communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Critical Thinking, Accuracy, Calculating, Communicating, Reporting, Discretion
CPA200, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Payroll Fundamentals II
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders.
  • Prepare accounting documentation for payroll.
  • Complete year end documentation.
  • Communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Critical Thinking, Accuracy, Calculating, Communicating, Analytical Skills, Planning
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" I wanted to get high quality training in a field I would love, so Brighton College was a good choice! I know the training I am learning here will help me with my future. "
Darius Slowik Brighton College Alumni

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